Echoing the White House's language, Putin said the 'party that lost the election is continuing the fight by other means'.
Putin also likened the impeachment to the Robert Mueller probe into Trump's alleged links to Russia, which threw up no hard evidence of collusion.
'It still needs to go through the Senate, where the Republicans have a majority,' Putin said in Moscow today.
Predicting that Trump would stay in office, he said: 'It is hardly likely that they are going to push out of office a representative of their own party, on grounds that are absolutely made up.'
Putin added that Russia is ready to agree on a new START arms treaty with the United States, but that there has been no response to Russian proposals. SHARE THIS NEWS USING ANY OF THE BUTTON BELOW PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW ⬇⬇⬇