Donald Trump warns his impeachment would cause USA economy to crash

Alicia Cross
August 26, 2018

Trump also added that people who are being prosecuted, decide to cooperate with the government and lie in exchange for a lenient sentence.

"I will tell you what, if I ever got impeached, I think the market would crash".

Calls for Trump's removal have renewed this week after his former longtime lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations and implicated the president.

Most legal experts say Cohen's guilty plea and court statements, which said Trump directed him to make the payments in order to affect the election, indicate otherwise.

Cohen had said Tuesday he secretly used shell companies to make payments used to silence former Playboy model Karen McDougal and adult-film actress Stormy Daniels for the goal of influencing the 2016 election.

Trump claimed his former lawyer "made the deals", and insisted that Cohen's actions were "not a crime", while going on to claim that "campaign violations are considered not a big deal, frankly".

Pecker, a Trump confidant and chief executive of the company that publishes the National Enquirer, was granted immunity by federal prosecutors in exchange for providing information in the criminal investigation into hush payments made by Cohen on Trump's behalf before the 2016 election, media outlets reported Thursday. In entering the plea, Cohen did not specifically name the two women or even Trump, instead referring an "unnamed candidate". Cohen pleaded to guilty to felony campaign finance violations in connection with those payments.

His replacement, Vice President Gerald Ford, a decent and respected man, helped put the GOP back on course.

Davis also said that the emails "could only have been derived through illegal hacking from a Russian agency called Wikileaks".

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Attorney General Barbara Underwood's office sought the referral in recent days, following the criminal charges brought against President Donald Trump's former personal attorney by federal prosecutors in the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of NY, this person said. Trump added in a tweet that is certain to raise speculation about whether the president might pardon Manafort at some point.

Under oath, Cohen said he had paid the money "at the direction" of Mr Trump, "for the principal goal of influencing the election".

Depending on how the next set of elections go, it is feasible that the Democrats could launch impeachment procedures if they take the House of Representatives in the autumn.

Of the 16 Republican presidential hopefuls who challenged Mr. Trump for the party nomination in 2016, only one, Gov.

Green, who introduced articles of impeachment against Trump previous year, insisted that Trump "does not have to commit a crime to be impeached". If the money was spent to protect Trump's campaign from embarrassment, these were de facto campaign contributions and should have been treated as such.

It's not hard to imagine a situation where a Democratic House would vote to impeach Trump, though securing a two-thirds conviction in the Senate would be a very high bar to meet.

Impeachable offenses are vaguely defined in the Constitution as "high crimes and misdemeanors" and, in practical reality, are up for Congress to decide.

Trump, who had previously said that Cohen would remain loyal to him and "never flip" mocked his former lawyer, calling his professional competence into question.

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