Bookmakers Spike Impeachment Odds To 60%

The Independent reports:

Donald Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey has seen the odds on his impeachment slashed to their shortest ever price. Bookmaker Paddy Power said its odds reflected a 60 per cent chance of the billionaire being impeached during his first term in office.

Mr Comey’s sacking reverberated around Washington on Tuesday night and throughout Wednesday. He had been leading the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the presidential election and claims of ties between Mr Trump’s associates and the Kremlin.

A Paddy Power spokesman said: “In the past 24 hours alone we’ve seen money for Trump to be impeached in his first term, resulting in us cutting the odds from 10/11 into 4/6. “We can attribute this to the news of Comey’s sacking. [That] is the shortest we’ve been for Trump to be impeached in his first term.”