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Trump says impeachment would help him win re-election

President Donald Trump’s supporters have been trying to use impeachment talks to their advantage, even though the president called impeachment a “dirty, filthy, disgusting word” late last month. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images

President Donald Trump said he believes impeachment proceedings could help him retain the White House in 2020.

“I think I win the election easier. But, you know, I’m not sure that I like having it,” Trump told Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press” in an interview set to be released Sunday, when asked by the host if he thinks impeachment would be politically beneficial.

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Trump also said that he believes House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has cautioned against impeachment because she also “feels that I will win much easier.”

Pelosi has so far refused to consider impeaching the president without Republican support despite a growing tide of Democrats publicly calling for proceedings to begin against Trump.

The president went on to repeat his assertion that the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into his 2016 campaign was illegal.

“Look, I did nothing wrong. I was spied on. What they did to me was illegal. It was illegal on the other side,” Trump continued. “So impeachment’s a very unfair thing because nothing that I did was wrong.”

The Justice Department is currently investigating the 2016 counterintelligence probe.

The president’s supporters have been trying to use impeachment talks to their advantage, even though Trump called impeachment a “dirty, filthy, disgusting word” late last month.

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