Trump says he’s not concerned about being impeached: ‘The people would revolt’

President Trump said during an interview with Reuters on Tuesday that he’s not concerned about being impeached, adding he thinks “the people would revolt if that happened.”

“It’s hard to impeach somebody who hasn’t done anything wrong and who’s created the greatest economy in the history of our country,” Trump told the news service in an Oval Office interview.

{mosads}“I’m not concerned, no,” he added. “I think that the people would revolt if that happened.”

Democrats have invoked the possibility of impeachment more frequently in the wake of a Friday sentencing memo for Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen.

In the filing, federal prosecutors in New York said for the first time that Cohen acted “in coordination with and at the direction” of Trump when he illegally organized nondisclosure payments to two women alleging affairs with the president. 

Cohen has pleaded guilty to two campaign finance violations in connection with the payoff schemes.

Trump during the Reuters interview claimed Cohen’s payments ahead of the presidential election did not violate campaign finance laws.

The president in a tweet on Monday accused Democrats of “wrongly” calling the payments a “campaign contribution,” insisting they were a “simple private transaction.” 

“So now the Dems go to a simple private transaction, wrongly call it a campaign contribution,” Trump tweeted. “Which it was not (but even if it was, it is only a CIVIL CASE, like Obama’s – but it was done correctly by a lawyer and there would not even be a fine. Lawyer’s liability if he made a mistake, not me). Cohen just trying to get his sentence reduced. WITCH HUNT!” 

Cohen in August pleaded guilty to bank and tax fraud and two counts of campaign finance law violations related to payments he steered during the presidential campaign to adult-film star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal.
He said in his plea at the time that he violated campaign finance law at the direction of the federal candidate, implicating Trump.
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