Report: Trump Fears Impeachment Will Permanently Stain His Legacy
The Hill is reporting that President Donald Trump advised Republican lawmakers that he fears being impeached because it would tarnish his record, and permanently mar his reputation.
In a call with House Republicans, Trump claimed that impeachment is," a bad thing to have on your resume."
In a phone call with House Republicans on Friday, Trump articulated why he really doesn't want this. Impeachment, Trump said, is a "bad thing to have on your resume," according to a source on the call. Two other sources on the call confirmed the substance of the comment, but one said they recalled Trump phrasing it as "you don't want it [impeachment] on your resume."
Trump is facing an impeachment inquiry over a July 25 phone call with Volodymyr Zelensky, the newly elected Ukrainian President. During the July 25th call, Trump pressured Zelensky to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden.
Like he did with the Russia investigation, Trump is claiming that the House's impeachment inquiry is a hoax meant to overturn a lawful election.