US President Donald Trump said in an interview broadcast Sunday his chances of retaining the White House in 2020 would be strengthened if Democratic lawmakers start impeachment proceedings against him.
Asked on NBC’s “Meet the Press” whether he thought impeachment was good politics for him, Trump replied, “I think I win the election easier.”
The president repeated his longstanding allegation that the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into his 2016 campaign was illegal.
“I was spied on. What they did to me was illegal. It was illegal on the other side. I did nothing wrong,” he said.
“So impeachment’s a very unfair thing because nothing that I did was wrong. And if you look at the Mueller report, there was no collusion. This was all about collusion.”