White House counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway is wondering what congressional Democrats have been up to other than their calls for impeachment.
MSNBC host Kristen Welker asked Conway about the Trump administration’s push back against congressional subpoenas and if “the White House will intervene if they feel some of those documents are protected by privilege, correct?”
The president’s adviser answered, “certainly, if they do,” adding, there is “nothing to hide.”
“We have given all the information as part of the Mueller investigation,” she added. “We’re not doing the business in a bipartisan fashion of this country.”
When asked during Wednesday’s MSNBC interview about congressional Democrats’ looking to initiate impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, Conway knocked Democrats for getting “nothing done.”
“Do you think, does the president think impeachment is more likely?” the MSNBC host asked.
“He has not said that,” Conway responded. “We hardly discuss it.”
She continued by blasting congressional Democrats for putting “more pressure to get impeachment done than infrastructure”:
“We just can’t believe that there is so much pressure, more pleasure on Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the House, who has gotten nothing done as the leader over 100 days on the job now. We just can’t believe there’s more pressure to get impeachment done than infrastructure.”
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The Democratic-led House passed a measure on Tuesday to allow House committees to sue officials under the Trump administration who defy congressional subpoenas, as IJR News reported.
“This has not been done before,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said. “But neither have we ever seen blanket stonewalling by the administration of all information requests by the House.”
Several Democratic lawmakers, including Nadler, have sought to initiate impeachment proceedings. However, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had a different suggestion, reportedly claiming she’d like to see Trump “in prison” rather than impeached.
“I’ve tried to be nice to her because I would’ve liked to have gotten some deals done,” Trump said in response to Pelosi’s remark. “She’s incapable of doing deals. She’s a nasty, vindictive, horrible person.”
It’s unclear whether Pelosi will allow Democrats to continue with the impeachment discussion, but she said on Tuesday that she’s “done with him. I don’t even want to talk about him,” as IJR Blue pointed out.