President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani said Democrats can impeach the president at their own risk, because it would work out great politically, according to the New York Daily News.
What does he mean? Giuliani believes that whether Democrats choose to impeach or not impeach, President Trump still wins. If they don't, he proceeds as normal toward his 2020 reelection effort. If they do, they'll just boost the incumbent in the election.
"They can do it if they want to," Giuliani said. "Would it politically be the best thing that could happen to the president? Absolutely."
"[Pelosi] is worried about it because it's going to make the president look like a victim," Giuliani also said. "If they start an impeachment, the American people will quickly see it's a political witch hunt and it would make the president a victim."
Russian collusion 'not a crime?' Giuliani said even if the Trump campaign had accepted help from Russians leading up to the 2016 election, referencing the 2016 Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer, that isn't a crime or an impeachable offense. Is it morally right? That's for someone else to decide, said Giuliani.
"Would I have counseled as a lawyer, 'don't do it,' because someone can make it look bad — yes, absolutely," Giuliani said. "But is it illegal? No. Is it wrong? I don't know, let someone else figure that out. You don't impeach someone for doing something wrong...Every president has done something wrong."
Pelosi presents other options: Pelosi wrote a letter to her Democratic colleagues Monday reminding them that impeachment was not the only potential response to the Mueller report.
"It is also important to know that the facts regarding holding the President accountable can be gained outside of impeachment hearings," Pelosi wrote. "As we proceed to uncover the truth and present additional needed reforms to protect our democracy, we must show the American people we are proceeding free from passion or prejudice, strictly on the presentation of fact."