WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US President Donald Trump told reporters on Monday that he is not worried about the possibility of being impeached in Congress in light of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report.
"Not even a little bit," Trump was quoted in a White House press pool report as saying.
In the meantime, US Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi told House Democrats in a letter that President Donald Trump can be held accountable for his misconduct without holding impeachment proceedings.
"It is also important to know that the facts regarding holding the President accountable can be gained outside of impeachment hearings," Pelosi said in the letter.
Pelosi will have a conference call with the chairs of the House committee later on Monday at 5:00 p.m. EST (9:00 p.m. GMT) to discuss the status of their review of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report and what to do next, the letter said.
The Mueller report, released by the Justice Department on Tuesday, found no evidence of collusion between Trump and his campaign with Russia. However, Mueller described ten episodes that may constitute obstruction of justice by the US president.
The probe lasted between May 2017 and March 2019 and cost over 25 million in US taxpayer dollars in 16 months, according to three statements of expenditures, with a fourth one likely to come later.
The former FBI chief also claimed that Russia had meddled in the 2016 presidential election. Moscow insists that the report did not contain "any substantiated evidence" of Russian meddling.