President Donald Trump said during a post-impeachment White House press conference Thursday he believes congressional Democrats who put him and his administration “through hell” will “cook up” additional investigations.
“We went through hell,” the president said, denouncing the Russian collusion and impeachment probes. “I’m sure that Pelosi, Cryin’ Chuck… [will] try and cook up other things.”
The president added that Democrats will “go through the state of New York, they’ll go through other places,” a reference to the ongoing fight to obtain his past tax fillings in his former home state.
“They’ll do whatever they can because instead of wanting to heal our country and fix our country, all they want to do — in my opinion — it’s almost like they want to destroy our country. We can’t let it happen,” Trump continued.
The president’s comments came a day after senators voted 52-48 to acquit on the abuse of power charge and 53-47 on the obstruction of Congress charge.
Trump isn’t the only one to predict that Democrats, as long as they are in charge of one or both chambers of Congress, will continue to launch one investigation after another against him.
House Intelligence Committee co-chair Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) said last month that he believes Democrats are already plotting their next move.
“The problem is, this isn’t going to end,” Nunes told Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson Tonight.
“I just can’t imagine that [House Intelligence Committee chairman] Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), after three-and-a-half years of this nonsense, and [House Judiciary Committee chairman] Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) are not going to continue this, right?
“We’re going to have the same exact thing that you’ve been seeing for the last three-and-a-half years. I just think you should prepare,” Nunes said.
On Sunday, former Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew McCarthy noted that Democrats could even move to impeach the president again.
“Even if we get out of the four corners of this Senate trial, that doesn’t mean that the House impeachment investigation is over. And to my mind, what this has always been about, since they never really had a realistic idea of removing the president, has been the politics of 2020,” said McCarthy.
“As long as they think that they can bruise Trump up so that — their goal is to make him unelectable in the stretch run of the campaign — as long as that’s a possibility, sure there can be all kinds of stuff between now and then,” he added.
On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) also suggested that Trump could again be impeached.
Claiming that the evidence against the president was “conclusive,” Schumer added, “And if the president does it in three months, they should impeach him again.”