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Rudy
Giuliani on Thursday said Americans would “revolt” if President
Donald Trump is impeached.

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  • Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s lawyer, said
    the “American people would revolt” if the president is
    impeached. 
  • Impeachment is a rare, complex procedure, and Giuliani
    said he believes it’s unlikely to occur in Trump’s
    case. 
  • Trump had a tough week in the courts as his former
    personal attorney implicated him in campaign finance violations
    and his former campaign manager was convicted on eight counts
    of financial crimes.
  • Recent polls over whether Trump should be impeached
    have been mixed, suggesting Americans are largely split on the
    issue.

Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s lawyer, on Thursday said
the
“American people would revolt”
 if Trump were impeached.

Speaking with Sky News on a golf course in Scotland, the former
New York City mayor said he “hardly” believes Trump would be
impeached.

“I think it’s inevitable that he won’t,” Giuliani
said.

Only two US presidents have been impeached: Andrew Johnson
and Bill Clinton. Both were acquitted in the Senate. President
Richard Nixon resigned while facing the prospect of impeachment
over the Watergate scandal. 

Between the rarity of impeachment and the fact Republicans
control Congress, the likelihood of Trump being impeached in the
near future appears slim. Moreover, even Democrats in Congress
seem
reluctant to discuss impeachment at this point
.

Trump’s legal woes

Giuliani’s comments come after a tough week in the courts
for the president.

Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, on Tuesday
implicated the president in campaign finance violations related
to payments to two women who have alleged affairs with Trump.
Cohen, who said he made the payments under Trump’s direction with
the intention of influencing the 2016 election, faces up to five
years in prison. 

The president has since lambasted Cohen and mocked his
legal skills. 

Meanwhile, Lanny Davis, the lawyer representing Cohen,

said Wednesday
his client has information that would be of
interest to the special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation
into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

On this subject, Giuliani on Thursday called Cohen a
“liar.”

“You have this Cohen guy. He doesn’t know anything about
Russian collusion, doesn’t know anything about obstruction,”
Giuliani said. “He’s a massive liar. If anything, it’s turned
very much in the president’s favor.”

Trump continues to deny collusion with Russia

Trump has repeatedly denied any collusion with Russia and
routinely refers to Mueller’s investigation on this matter as a
“witch hunt.”

The president on Thursday tweeted,
“NO COLLUSION – RIGGED WITCH HUNT!”

Addressing the topic of impeachment during a Fox News
interview earlier in the day, Trump said he didn’t know “how you
can impeach somebody who has done a great
job.” 

The president also suggested the US
economy would tank if he were impeached. 

Trump is unpopular nationwide, but Americans seem to have
mixed feelings on impeachment

Recent polls examining whether Trump should be impeached
have found mixed results, suggesting Americans are largely split
on the issue.

Trump currently has a
42% approval rating
, according to Gallup. 

But a Quinnipiac
poll
from April showed just 38% of Americans would like to
see impeachment proceedings begin if Democrats win back control
of the House in November’s midterms. Comparatively, a June poll
from CNN found
42% of Americans
believe Trump should be
impeached. 

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