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Kevin Lamarque / Reuters. WASHINGTON — Chatter of impeaching President Donald Trump is reaching new levels among House Democrats, following a bombshell BuzzFeed News report that Trump directed his longtime attorney, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress. On Thursday, BuzzFeed News reported that Trump personally ordered Cohen to lie in an effort to obscure Trump’s involvement in the discussions for a Trump Tower Moscow project that never materialized. It’s the first known instance of Trump telling someone to lie about the president’s own involvement with Russia, and Democrats on the Hill are saying that this could be an impeachable offense. “If it’s true, it puts us squarely in impeachment ... Full story

18 January