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If I'm Impeached 'Everybody Would be Very Poor' And 'Markets Would Crash'

If I'm Impeached 'Everybody Would be Very Poor' And 'Markets Would Crash'

Asked to grade his presidency, Trump said he would give himself an "A-plus", and that the only thing he is doing badly is "the press doesn't cover me fairly".

"If I ever got impeached, I think the market would crash", he said.

She has said that while she respects Pelosi's desire to focus on "public policy", she would continue to push for impeachment, saying she is with the 70 percent of Democrats who want Trump impeached. Debates about whether you can indict a president do not excuse Congress from its responsibility to impeach Trump for "treason, bribery, or other high crimes & misdemeanors, '" said Waters in her tweet.

US President Donald Trump has responded to speculation that he might be impeached by warning that any such move would damage the economy.

This morning, during a Fox and Friends interview, the president once again spoke about impeachment, telling Fox News' Ainsley Earhardt, "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". Giving himself sole credit for the state of the USA economy, the president predicted total doom for America the very minute he's forced from office.

Cohen's statements came on a day of head-spinning political drama for Trump, whose former campaign chief Paul Manafort was found guilty within the same hour of federal tax and bank fraud, in the first case sent to trial by the special prosecutor probing Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Trump then said the hush payments were financed with his own money - to which Cohen had access - and that while he had no knowledge of them at the time, he had since been fully transparent.

Seeking to downplay his relationship with Cohen, Trump said his self-described "fixer" only worked for him part-time.

The president's story about Cohen's payments has changed multiple times over the past year, and in the Fox interview he tried several ways of defusing the allegations. "Thirty, 40 years I have been watching flippers". "It nearly ought to be outlawed".

He was speaking after Michael Cohen, his ex-lawyer, pleaded guilty to violating election laws and said he had been directed to do so by Mr Trump.

Cohen was investigated after a referral to the U.S. Attorney's office for the Southern District of NY from special counsel Robert Mueller, who is heading up the investigation into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election. Both claim to have had affairs with Trump.