Trump says he thinks stock market would crash if he's impeached

Michael Cohen President Donald Trump's former personal attorney and fixer exits federal court

"You would see - you would see numbers that you wouldn't believe in reverse", he said.

U.S. President Donald Trump warned Thursday that any effort to impeach him would have dire economic consequences. Trump says Cohen "makes a better deal when he uses me".

"You know", he said, "people make up stories".

When asked about the possibility of being impeached, the president dismissed what the Constitution says about the issue and said the only criteria for impeachment should be whether he's doing his job well or not.

"Campaign violations are considered not a big deal, frankly", he said. "Thirty, 40 years I have been watching flippers. I demand the highest standards, and where they are not met, I take action".

Here's what the case is about and how campaign-finance laws work.

He added: "I don't know how you can impeach somebody who's done a great job".

But an unchastened Trump appears intent on riding out the storm as Washington grapples with the latest upheaval in his tumultuous presidency.

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In entering a guilty plea, Cohen said the payments were made "in coordination with and at the direction of a candidate for federal office", in clear reference to Trump.

That tool "almost ought to be outlawed".

On Tuesday, Cohen detailed how he made pre-election hush payments to porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal. The president contends Cohen only worked for him part time and accuses the lawyer of making up stories to reduce his legal exposure.

Trump did not say whether he would pardon Manafort, but expressed "great respect" for him and argued that some of the charges "every consultant, every lobbyist in Washington probably does".

The president has denied having affairs with the women, and he and his team have denied he had any knowledge of the payments before they were made.

Chief Executive Officer David Pecker met with prosecutors to describe Trump and Cohen's involvement in hush-money deals with adult-film star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal ahead of the 2016 USA presidential election, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources.

Cohen was investigated after a referral to the U.S. Attorney's office for the Southern District of NY from special counsel Robert Mueller, who is heading up the investigation into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election.

It is the party's main argument to voters ahead of elections in which Democrats are expected to regain control of one, and possibly both, houses of Congress in November.

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