Number of People Putting Bets On Trump’s Impeachment Spikes After Press Conference With Putin

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about his summit meeting in Finland with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin at the start of a meeting with members of the U.S. Congress at the White House in Washington, July 17, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

The chances of Donald Trump being impeached have shot up after he questioned his own intelligence agencies’ finding that Russia meddled in the 2016 US election.

During a press conference, Trump seemed to accept Russian President Vladimir Putin’s insistence that Moscow’s hands were clean.

He said: ‘I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that president Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today.

‘He just said it’s not Russia. I will say this: I don’t see any reason why it would be.’

As a result, the odds of Trump being impeached are now 2/1 – a big change from the previous 8/1, according to Paddy Power.

And the chances of that happening in 2018 have also moved from 12/1 to 8/1.

A Paddy Power spokesman told Yahoo News UK: ‘After the carnage of the last few days, we’ve seen plenty of punters Putin money on Trump’s impeachment again – although I’m sure they’ll soon get a message, in Russian, urging them to stop.’

Talk of impeachment is not on agenda right now – but may well be at a later date, according to Democrat Eric Swalwell.

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SOURCE: Andy Wells
Yahoo News UK