According to former President Bill Clinton impeachment hearings would have begun if a Democratic president, instead of Donald Trump, were in power and the Russia investigation was as far along as it is now.Clinton told “CBS Sunday Morning.” CNN Reported “I think if the roles were reversed — now, this is me just talking, but it’s based on my experience — if it were a Democratic president, and these facts were present, most people I know in Washington believe impeachment hearings would have begun already,”
The former Democratic president added, “And most people I know believe that the press would have been that hard, or harder. But these are serious issues.”As of last month, the special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation has led to 75 criminal charges, five guilty pleas, and one sentencing.
Asked if the media has been unfair to Trump in its reporting on the Russia probe, Clinton said, “I think they have tried by and large to cover this investigation based on the facts.”Clinton also took issue with Trump’s rhetoric and name-calling: “I don’t like all this. I couldn’t be elected anything now ’cause I just don’t like embarrassing people. My mother would have whipped me for five days in a row when I was a little boy if I spent all my time badmouthing people like this.”