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Trump says he thinks stock market would crash if he's impeached

24 August, 2018, 01:21 | Author: Melinda Barton
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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".

"I'll tell you what, if I ever got impeached, I think the the market would crash. I don't know how you can impeach somebody who's done a great job", Trump said in the interview, which was recorded Wednesday.

After Cohen implicated Trump in a crime, the president said that "flipping" should perhaps be illegal for suspects, as he apparently believes that "flipping" leads people to make up stories in exchange for lesser sentences.

Trump appears to be trying to equate the stock market's future and the economy to his impeachment, driving fears down the spines of investors and corporate executives should Congress opt to impeach him next year.

He says, "I don't know how you can impeach somebody who's done a great job".

The back-to-back legal blows have raised speculation that Democrats would launch impeachment proceedings if they win the House of Representatives this fall.

The White House and Trump have insisted that the president has done nothing wrong relating to the hush money.

Chief Executive Officer David Pecker met with prosecutors to describe Trump and Cohen's involvement in hush-money deals with adult-film star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal ahead of the 2016 US presidential election, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources.

The president also complained about the treatment that associates Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen, both of whom were found guilty on multiple felony counts this week, received from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Cohen has meanwhile pleaded guilty to two counts of violating campaign finance laws, along with six counts of fraud - identifying Trump as his co-conspirator when it came to the hush payments.

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

In entering a guilty plea, Cohen said under oath that the payments were made "in coordination with and at the direction of a candidate for federal office", in clear reference to Trump.

Trump's former personal lawyer has information of interest to special counsel Robert Mueller handling the Russian Federation probe. "For 30, 40 years I've been watching flippers". "It nearly ought to be outlawed".

"Having an affair and lying about it with a porn star and a Playboy bunny is not impeachable", Fleischer said, "it's Donald Trump".


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