Impeachment would ‘crash’ the economy

Adjust Comment Print

He advertised it once more at the end of the interview, claiming Cohen "has gone through a lot, his family has suffered, he's in financial distress - we've set up a Gofundme site, called, and we're hoping that people who want him to tell the truth about Donald Trump will contribute to that site".

"I will tell you what, if I ever got impeached, I think the market would crash".

The president then pointed at his head and said, "Because without this thinking you would see, you would see numbers that you wouldn't believe in reverse".

"You know, I guess it says something like high crimes and all - I don't know how you can impeach somebody who has done a great job", Trump said.

Trump has lashed out repeatedly in the past at Sessions, the Alabama Republican who was the first senator to endorse the celebrity businessman but then recused himself shortly after taking office from the special counsel investigation that led to the criminal cases and is still underway into possible collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.

"You know", he said, "people make up stories".

He declared that while he's attorney general "the actions" of the DOJ "will not be improperly influenced by political considerations". Giving himself sole credit for the state of the US economy, the president predicted total doom for America the very minute he's forced from office. "Thirty, 40 years I have been watching flippers". McDougal, who has said she had a months-long affair with Trump, sold her story for $150,000 to AMI but it was never published, a practice known as "catch and kill" to prevent a potentially damaging article from being published.

White House lawyer McGahn isn't 'a John Dean type 'RAT,'' Trump says
At the tail-end of a Sunday morning tweetstorm, President Trump compared Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe to Sen. Mueller III, which the Justice Department could send to Congress, according to two people familiar with the discussions.

Cohen did not name the two women, nor did he directly name Trump, but said he was working "in coordination and at the direction of a candidate for federal office".

Some of his answers in the Fox and Friends interview were less than convincing, particularly as he tried to distance himself from his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen and the payments he arranged.

That tool "almost ought to be outlawed". Federal law restricts how much individuals can donate to a campaign, bars corporations from making direct contributions and requires the disclosure of transactions.

In practice, an indictment is highly unlikely: Since 2000, the Justice Department position has been that a sitting president is "immune from indictment as well as from further criminal process".

Mr Trump has repeatedly denied having any knowledge of the payments at the time, while accepting they were made using his funds - to which Mr Cohen had access.

It is the party's main argument to voters ahead of elections in which Democrats are expected to regain control of one, and possibly both, houses of Congress in November.