This is what he said: “Mr. Trump did not directly tell me to lie to Congress. That’s not how he operates. In conversations we had during the campaign, at the same time I was actively negotiating in Russia for him, he would look me in the eye and tell me there’s no business in Russia and then go out and lie to the American people by saying the same thing.” Cohen added: “In his way, he was telling me to lie.”
If a president is to be impeached when an associate says he intuited that the president wanted him to lie under oath, there is no president following Trump who wouldn’t be vulnerable to the same charge and to impeachment under the same standard.
That is why subornation of perjury has a high evidentiary standard and one that mustn’t be lowered just because liberals and Never Trumpers are determined to see Trump humiliated.