Raines says there would have to be a major issue within the tax returns for the majority of the Republican Party to turn against him.
“At this point, 80 to 85 percent of Republicans are still with this president. Republican congressmen, whether it be senators or house members, it’s going to be very difficult for them to make that (decision on impeachment) unless there’s some real smoking gun there.”
Raines added that the actual prospects of impeachment remain quite low at this point.
Last week, U.K. betting firm Paddy Power cut odds on Trump to resign from office, after Tony Schwartz, the ghost-writer behind the president’s memoir ‘Art of the Deal’, told CNN he predicts Trump will quit the job in months.
He also said on Twitter that he would be “amazed” if the president lasts until the end of the year.
Bookmaker Paddy Power said large amounts of money was being bet on odds of 6/4 that Trump will resign, forcing the company to cut the odds to even money (where the profit on the bet will be the same as the amount staked).
“Tony Schwartz spent 18 months with Trump when helping ghost-write his memoir and while that must have been totally unbearable – it also means he knows The Donald pretty well,” Paddy Power said in a press…
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