President Donald Trump’s personal attorney former mayor Rudy Giuliani downplayed fears Thursday of impeachment, saying it would lead to a people’s revolt.
“I think impeachment would be totally horrible. I mean, there’s no reason. He didn’t collude with the Russians. He didn’t obstruct justice. Everything Cohen says has been disproved. He’d only impeach him for political reasons, and the American people would revolt against that,” Giuliani told SkyNews.
Trump also weighed in on impeachment in a Thursday interview saying “if I ever got impeached, I think the market would crash, I think everybody would be very poor, because without this thinking, you would see — you would see numbers that you wouldn’t believe in reverse,” adding “I don’t know how you can impeach somebody who’s done a great job.”
Impeachment discussion has increased in Washington after his former personal attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to violating campaign finance law at his direction. Cohen told the federal court that he acted for the purposes of influencing the election when he made payments to two women who were alleging an affair with Trump.
Cohen, Trump, and the president’s legal team have previously maintained that the payments were made in a personal capacity to save face and had nothing to do with the 2016 presidential campaign. His guilty plea places Trump in the position of being an un-indicted co-conspirator in the campaign finance violation. This violation could prove politically precarious for the president with critics already advocating for his impeachment in Congress.