The former chairman of Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign said Tuesday there is "no sign" that President Trump will be impeached.
John Podesta was speaking with the Washington Post‘s Karen Tumulty when he made the comment, contradicting many Democrats, including members of Congress, who have been calling for Trump's impeachment.
At a forum in Washington, D.C., Tumulty asked Podesta about the prospect of impeaching Trump and whether Democrats might hurt themselves politically by trying such a move.
"I see no sign that there's any likelihood that he'll be impeached," Podesta said, adding that Republican leaders in Congress would not allow impeachment to occur.
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Podesta also said he does not believe the 25th Amendment, which establishes procedures for filling a vacant presidency, would be invoked to remove Trump from office.
The top Clinton ally's comments came after multiple Democratic lawmakers have called for Trump to be impeached, citing the investigation into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. Several Democrats critical of Trump have said there is so far no evidence of collusion taking place.