Trump's former lawyer to report to prison for hush payments

MANDEL NGAN / AFP

US President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, will begin serving a three-year prison term for lying to the US Congress and arranging hush payments.

Cohen was sentenced in December after admitting to having paid hush money during the 2016 election to two women on the behest of Trump.

The lawyer, who had once vowed to "take a bullet" for Trump, is due to report to the federal prison in New York's Otisville.

On Friday, Cohen's lawyer Lanny Davis said Donald Trump Jr should have gone to prison since he "signed hush money cheques".

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