US House’s Pelosi: Trump Is Engaged in ‘Cover-Up’

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As Democrats in the U.S. Congress debated possibly impeaching Republican President Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday that he is engaged in a “cover-up.”

Speaking to reporters after a meeting of House Democrats on Capitol Hill, Pelosi said: “No one is above the law, including the president of the United States. And we believe that the president of the United States is engaged in a cover-up.”

Democrats who control the House of Representatives and Trump are engaged in a high-stakes power struggle over their ability to investigate him, with the president stonewalling multiple investigations of him by congressional committees.

The probes range from whether Trump obstructed justice during Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s inquiry into Russian election meddling to his personal finances and businesses.

Pelosi and other senior House leaders have been trying hard for months to contain demands from more junior Democratic lawmakers to kick off impeachment proceedings.

Those demands mounted on Wednesday after former White House Counsel Don McGahn ignored a subpoena from the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday to appear before it and testify.

“For many of us, we think at least an impeachment inquiry would give us more ability to get witnesses to come to Congress. We’re just trying to figure out how to get the truth,” Democratic Representative Mark Pocan told MSNBC.

Pelosi made her remarks about an hour before she and other congressional leaders were scheduled to meet with Trump at the White House to discuss infrastructure development.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Kevin Drawbaugh, Doina Chiacu and Jonathan Oatis)

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Teddy
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Teddy

I just love how the Democrats accuse Trump of the sins of Obama and Clinton & their minions. Guess they figure if we did it, Trump MUST be doing the same. ACK!!!!!

Bill
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Bill

Nancy Pelosi, dragon breath idiot. She is the head of the Democrat party and she is dumber than a stick. No wonder the Democratic Party is in such disarray. Robert Francis O’Roark thinks he can change his name to a common Latino Name, Beto, and that makes him part Latino. Elizabeth Warren thinks she’s mostly American Indian and they have AOC as the darling of the party. Damn, it’s amazing they Democrats haven’t just imploded.

dr phil Anderson
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dr phil Anderson

Only Nancy would expect a man should give her a hug after delivering a sharp knee to the groin. Forrest Gump’s mother was right: “Stupid is as stupid does” and none do that better than Nancy.

Johnnie Wood
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Johnnie Wood

I thought they were at the White House to discuss how to repair out highways, bridges, etc. I thought the Mueller’s report had taken care of any questions on the Russian question.

Raul
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Raul

I am just not sure if the president is innocent as he claims, why so many people that worked for him are in jail. If I am innocent of something I wouldn’t worry about being investigated. I guess I have a more simplistic approach

Cherl
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Poor old Nancy. Words come cheaply; proof can be expensive. Especially if your words are lies. It still amazes me that Democrats keep Old Nancy as their spokesperson. Grew up in Maryland during some of the reign of the d’Alesandro family. She is certainly a chip off of the old block!

Tom Bodine
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As the walls close in on the Demo-rats the desperation begins to surface, blowing a meeting on infrastructure by running off at the mouth is not what you clowns promised the American people during the midterms, this is the party of no ideas and only obstruction and investigation.

Ray Miller
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We are showed in the United States anyone with money can be above the law. If a normal citizen of the United States made the harsh comments that Maxine Waters has made about the President the FBI would be at their door almost immediately. Who in their right mind says go after the President and their crew.

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