Washington/New York — Michael Cohen’s attorney says US Congress should open an investigation into whether President Donald Trump directed his longtime fixer to commit a crime. "There is most certainly enough evidence now" for Congress to open a probe, Cohen’s lawyer, Lanny Davis, said in response to a question in a Bloomberg TV interview on Wednesday about whether Congress should pursue impeachment proceedings. Cohen pleaded guilty Tuesday to illegal campaign-finance charges over hush money paid to a porn actress and a former Playboy model — all but naming Trump as having ordered him to do it. Cohen also pleaded guilty to charges of tax evasion and bank fraud as the president’s former campaign chair, Paul Manafort, was convicted on eight charges. Cohen would not accept a presidential pardon, his attorney said, and he wanted no part in what Trump’s former adviser saw as the president’s abuse of his clemency power. Cohen also questioned Trump’s loyalty to the US and saw him as unfit t...

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