The panel on "The Five" said Wednesday that Congressional Democrats are shifting from a pro-impeachment stance to trying their best to undermine President Trump ahead of his 2020 reelection bid.

California Rep. Jackie Speier (D-San Mateo) claimed ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort "committed treason" amid claims of collusion with WikiLeaks to release Hillary Clinton's emails, and CNN analyst Jeffrey Toobin said the ex-lobbyist is now "shopping for a pardon" from Trump.

Jedediah Bila said that since Democrats now see their chances of successfully impeaching Trump dwindle, "they can't help themselves and they have to try to delegitimize Trump's [2016] win."

"They have to find some other angle to find it illegitimate," she said, adding that it is clear the Mueller probe is not likely to find direct collusion between the president and the Kremlin.

"They're beyond impeachment now. It's 'how do we further damage him'" ahead of 2020, she said.

Jesse Watters agreed with Bila, adding that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's focus on Roger Stone and far-right author Jerome Corsi prove that point.


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"They're not the center of his [2016] campaign," Watters said.

Stone was a former Washington lobbying partner to Manafort and Corsi was an executive with the Trump-friendly media outlet InfoWars.

Greg Gutfeld said the media need the collusion story to continue to keep themselves "occupied" amid a Trump-encouraged economic boom.

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