Trump’s political troubles deepen with top team in flux
18 December 2018 | 8:58 am
President Trump seems to be beset with a string of political and legal setbacks. His former attorney Michael Cohen has promised to testify to Congress and said that Trump had ordered hush payments to two women during the 2016 election. This comes as the president is reshuffling his top team and faces a showdown with Congress over the funding of his proposed border wall in Mexico.
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