Donald Trump warns his impeachment would cause U.S. economy to crash

Andrew Cummings
August 25, 2018

Trump conversely praised Manafort for going to trial - the first case stemming from Russia Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe to go before a jury - and eschewing a plea deal.

U.S. President Donald Trump is speaking publicly about the possibility of his impeachment. "But I think it's becoming increasingly clear that the president will have two options: One, he can resign from office, or, two, he can face impeachment".

"You know, I'm sorry". Trump argued the move could have dire economic consequences.

"I put in an Attorney-General who never took control of the Justice Department", Mr Trump said.

The Democrats also asked Goodlatte to schedule hearings on "abuse of presidential pardon authority" after Trump told Fox News he would consider pardoning his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, who was convicted this week for tax evasion and bank loan fraud. "So they'll all get changed, but we have to elect more Republicans", Trump said.

Michael Caputo, a former communications adviser to Trump's campaign earlier in an interview to CNN said that the President "could be just months away from facing impeachment" because of Cohen's guilty plea.

In the case of Cohen, the very reason that he's in trouble is that the money paid to silence the women Trump had affairs with, while very much a campaign expense, was deliberately kept separate from campaign funds in order to keep the whole thing secret-in other words, there was criminal intent to hide a campaign donation for the goal of influencing the election.

"I don't care if they would have given them both light treatments but to give one, particularly the newly elected president from day one, this kind of scrutiny of all his campaign aides, of all his associates and basically looking for crimes so that they could flip them", he added. "They were friends", Ms Earhardt said in an appearance on Fox News's "Hannity" programme on Wednesday night. Mr Trump has accused Cohen of making up "stories in order to get a "deal" from federal prosecutors.

"I believe that Mr. Cohen would be able to provide information useful to the special counsel", he said in an interview with CNN. Most of those taking seriously the prospects of impeachment as a legitimate threat to Trump's presidency were those most at odds with Trump's political stances. While it emerged that the New York District Attorney's office was considering criminal charges against the Trump organization for alleged illicit payments to a porn star, Sessions issued a statement saying the Justice Department "will not be improperly influenced by political considerations" - an indication that the President could be hoist with his own petard.

"It took a lot of courage for Michael Cohen to plead guilty to 8 counts of some serious financial crimes", Everett said.

Cohen referenced his father's wartime experiences in June, when he quit a senior position in the Republican National Committee, citing his opposition to Trump's immigration policies and invoking the experience of his Holocaust survivor father.

After denying Cohen's Trump Tower "bombshell", Davis threw water on another smoking gun touted by some Democrats as evidence of collusion: the Steele Dossier.

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