24 Aug 2018

Trump warns of market crash if he's impeached - analysis

From Morning Report, 7:37 am on 24 August 2018

There's more tumult in the White House. Donald Trump has lashed out saying any attempt to impeach him would cause the US economy to crash. Mr Trump has rarely spoken about the prospect of being impeached but in an interview on Fox News he responded to questions about it. Mr Trump was speaking after his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to violating election laws and said he had been directed to do so by Mr Trump. And in new developments the relationship between Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions looks to be coming to a head. The President lambasted Mr Sessions in the Fox interview. In the same interview he contradicted previous statements about hush payments to two former adult actresses he's alleged to have had affairs with. Jeff Sessions has hit back at insisting the Justice Department he heads will not bend to political pressure. Our Washington correspondent Simon Marks joins Susie Ferguson with his analysis.