GOP strategist warns Trump to ‘get good legal help now, because the storm is coming’

Republican strategist Alex Castellanos on Sunday warned President TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff urges GOP colleagues to share private concerns about Trump publicly US-China trade talks draw criticism for lack of women in pictures Overnight Defense: Trump to leave 200 troops in Syria | Trump, Kim plan one-on-one meeting | Pentagon asks DHS to justify moving funds for border wall MORE to "get good legal help now."

Castellanos said during a panel on ABC's "This Week" that it is hard to believe that special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE "is not going to dig up something in Trump’s complicated financial history to say 'Look, the president of the United States did this and it was wrong.' "

"And it’s hard to believe then that when Republicans lose the House in 2018, maybe by 40 or 50 seats, that House is not going to impeach him," he said.


"And it’s also hard to believe that a U.S. Senate that’s going to be scared to death, though may still be in Republican hands, is not going to take a serious look when it has to deal with this president."

He directed a warning to Trump: "So get good legal help now, because the storm is coming."

The comments come as Mueller continues his investigation into Russia's election interference and possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Trump has repeatedly dismissed the Russia probe as a "witch hunt" and has denied collusion between his campaign and Moscow.

Last month, Trump said he still wants to testify before Mueller in the ongoing probe. His announcement came after his lead attorney, John Dowd, resigned amid a broader shake-up of his legal team. Andrew Ekonomou will reportedly assume a larger role leading the team going forward, according to Reuters.

Trump has publicly and privately said he should sit down with the special counsel. He has long expressed a belief he should be able to deliver his argument personally to Mueller, which is that his campaign did not collude with Moscow's election-meddling efforts in 2016.

Castellanos has in the past been critical of Trump. Last year, he said he believes "we're closer to impeachment now than we think."