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Trump not worth impeaching, says Speaker Pelosi

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In an interview with The Washington Post, stated that she does not favour the idea of impeaching arguing that "he is just not worth it."

Nancy asserted that she is against Trump's impeachment unless "there's something compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan."

told The Washington Post, "Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there's something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don't think we should go down that path, because it divides the country. And he's just not worth it."

She further added that she does not believe that is fit to serve as

"Are we talking ethically? Intellectually? Politically? What are we talking here? All of the above. No. No. I don't think he is," she said.

In December last year, a source close to had revealed that the was worried about his impeachment after the Democrats took over the House.

The source had also disclosed that the was, however, unsure about the possibility of it happening but does view impeachment as a real threat.

The article written by Chief stated that the aides inside believe the only plausible issue in the impeachment process is the illegal hush-hush payouts to Trump's mistresses during 2016 presidential campaign. Several Democrats see this financial violation as an impeachable offence.

Earlier, Democrat Senator stated that Trump could be indicted after he demits office if allegations against Trump of directing his former to make illegal payments during the presidential campaign are true.

In August, Cohen had pleaded guilty to paying adult-film star as part of a non-disclosure agreement over her affair with Trump. He further claimed that he orchestrated the payments at "Trump's direction". He also pleaded guilty in connection with eight other criminal charges.

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First Published: Tue, March 12 2019. 06:01 IST