Trump: Impeachment Is A ‘Dirty, Filthy, Disgusting Word’

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 30: U.S. President Donald Trump answers questions on the comments of special counsel Robert Mueller while departing the White House May 30, 2019 in Washington, DC. Trump is scheduled to attend t... WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 30: U.S. President Donald Trump answers questions on the comments of special counsel Robert Mueller while departing the White House May 30, 2019 in Washington, DC. Trump is scheduled to attend the commencement ceremony at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado later in the day.(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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May 30, 2019 9:27 a.m.

President Donald Trump did not hold back while expressing his distaste at the idea of impeachment Thursday morning, calling it a “dirty, filthy, disgusting word.”

“To me it’s a dirty word, the word impeach. It’s a dirty, filthy, disgusting word and it had nothing to do with me,” he told reporters on the South Lawn. “So I don’t think so because there was no crime. You know, high crimes and — not with or or — it’s high crimes and misdemeanors. There was no high crime and no misdemeanor.”

Some Democrats (and Republican Michigan Rep. Justin Amash) took special counsel Robert Mueller’s comments on his inability to charge Trump with obstruction due to standing policy as a cue for Congress to take over pursuing those charges.

Correction: This post originally misidentified Justin Amash as a representative from Texas.

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