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Trump says he'd seek supreme court help to deter impeachment

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President Donald Trump said he would ask the US Supreme Court to intervene if Congress mounts an impeachment effort against him, without citing any legal grounds for the justices to consider his request.

[WASHINGTON] President Donald Trump said he would ask the US Supreme Court to intervene if Congress mounts an impeachment effort against him, without citing any legal grounds for the justices to consider his request.

"If the partisan Dems ever tried to Impeach, I would first head to the US Supreme Court," Mr Trump said Wednesday on Twitter, in his latest criticism of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's findings on Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

"There no ‘High Crimes and Misdemeanors,' there are no Crimes by me at all," he asserted in a subsequent tweet posting.

The Constitution gives the US House wide latitude to impeach the president, and some powerful Democrats have called for that approach, which Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other party leaders have so far rejected.

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