Trump is Reportedly Telling People Close to Him He’s Concerned About Impeachment
President Donald Trump has told multiple people in recent days that he’s concerned about impeachment, according to an NBC News report.
In an interview with Reuters this week, Trump said he’s unconcerned by the prospect of impeachment, but warned that people would “revolt” if the process were to happen.
According to NBC News, however, “he has told people close to him in recent days that he is alarmed by the prospect, according to multiple sources.”
Trump’s fear about the possibility has escalated as the consequences of federal investigations involving his associates and Democratic control of the House sink in, the sources said, and his allies believe maintaining the support of establishment Republicans he bucked to win election is now critical to saving his presidency.
On Wednesday, federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York reached a non-prosecution agreement with American Media Inc., the publisher of the National Enquirer. As part of the agreement, AMI admitted to making a $150,000 payment to former Playboy model Karen McDougal “in concert with” the Trump campaign, in exchange for her silence about an alleged affair with Trump.
The same day, Trump’s former lawyer and “fixer” Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison for a bevy of financial crimes — which included campaign finance violations over his hush money payment to Stormy Daniels — and lying to Congress.
Read the NBC report here.
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