June 22, 2019
In an interview with “Meet the Press,” President Donald Trump said the Democrats’ impeachment push would help him get re-elected in 2020.
“I think I win the election easier. But you know, I’m not sure that I like having it,” the president said when asked if he thinks the impeachment push would benefit him politically.
Trump said he thinks Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has veered away from impeachment because she “feels that I will win much easier.”
Speaker Pelosi has been reluctant to push for impeachment proceedings against the president without Republican support. A growing number of Democratic lawmakers have expressed their frustrations over the speaker’s stance on impeachment.
President Trump repeated his claim that the FBI’s investigation into his 2016 campaign was illegal.
“Look, I did nothing wrong. I was spied on. What they did to me was illegal. It was illegal on the other side,” said the president. “So impeachment’s a very unfair thing because nothing that I did was wrong.”
The Justice Department is currently running an investigation into the FBI’s probe of Trump’s 2016 campaign.
– MK. II