Pelosi Says Trump Engaged In ‘Cover Up’ As Impeachment Pressure Grows

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is facing new pressure from House Democrats to open impeachment proceedings against President Trump, as the White House continues to resist Democratic Congressional investigators who are in the 11th inning of their battle to unseat Trump from office.

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On Wednesday, Pelosi met with her party behind closed doors to discuss the latest avenue for impeachment, telling the press that House Democrats believe Trump is engaged in a cover-up in regards to the administration’s efforts to prevent former White House Counsel Don McGahn from testifying Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee.

“It was a very positive meeting, a respectful sharing of ideas. And I think a very impressive presentation by our chairs. We do believe it is important to follow the facts, that 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. A cover-up. And that was the nature of the meeting.”

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Pelosi, meanwhile, has long considered impeachment a political trap which could blow up in Democrats’ faces – alienating swing voters and ensuring another victory for Trump in 2020. She and her top lieutenants were also on Capitol Hill in 1998, when Republican efforts to impeach former President Clinton without bipartisan support resulted in a backlash at the polls.

Last month’s release of the Mueller report, however, has caused a split among Democrats – as a small pack of rank-and-file members have broken away to endorse impeachment proceedings.

In at least two private meetings this week, Pelosi was pressed by Democrats to consider moving more quickly toward impeachment. In one of the meetings, Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler conveyed that some of his panel’s Democrats now want to pursue that option, according to a House official. His committee would likely oversee the early stages of such an inquiry.

A vocal minority, including Financial Services Chairman Maxine Waters and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, has long been calling for Trump’s impeachment, with even more urgency since Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report was released. But until this week, that talk had been relatively isolated. And Pelosi retains many influential supporters who firmly back her go-slow approach, including No. 3 House Democrat James Clyburn and long-time ally Rosa DeLauro. –Bloomberg

After McGahn skipped out on the House Judiciary panel on Tuesday, Democrats appeared to be unsure about how to proceed. The Democrats on Nadler’s panel scrapped a post-hearing press conference because they couldn’t agree on what to say, according to Bloomberg, citing a person familiar with the matter.

Sounding a lot like Maxine Waters, Karen Bass (D-CA) – chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, told reporters after the hearing that when it comes to impeachment “I think that we are probably going to wind up there,” adding “I don’t know if that is today; I don’t know if we might be forced to act very soon.

“Obviously, all of us respect [Pelosi’s] perspective and her opinion,” said Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) who sits on the Intelligence Committee. “But I think, individually, each of us have a perspective of our own. And I think it’s time to start [impeachment].

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), who also sits on the Judiciary Committee and has recently changed his mind in favor of launching an inquiry, said “I would say that there are arguments for doing it, but we have to agree collectively.

Kentucky Democrat John Yarmuth, the House Budget Committee chairman, said lawmakers need to pursue impeachment investigations even if the Republican majority in the Senate won’t support removing Trump. “We need in this Congress not necessarily to expel the president but to call attention to the threat he poses to our way of life,” Yarmuth told CNN Wednesday. –Bloomberg

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Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas – a senior member of the Judiciary panel, is taking a more measured approach, telling reporters that she will introduce a resolution over the next two days to authorize the Judiciary Committee to investigate whether there are sufficient grounds to launch impeachment proceedings in the first place.

“We believe and continue to believe that we are doing the right thing by investigating, and that our task is to educate before we activate, and that is what we will do,” said Jackson Lee.

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) is also backing Trump’s impeachment, but he cautioned that no such effort will go anywhere before Pelosi and Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) jump on board.

“I think he’s committed impeachable offenses and he ought to be impeached,” said Cohen, who chairs the Judiciary Committee’s subpanel on the Constitution. “[But] if Speaker Pelosi and Chairman Nadler don’t change their mind it’s not going to happen.”

“There’s more people in favor of an impeachment inquiry; there’s more people in favor of impeachment, yes. So I guess that’s momentum,” Cohen added. “But as far as momentum going to a level of a majority or action, then we’re not anywhere near that.” –The Hill

“We have to have the American people behind us,” said Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA). “Even if we are successful in the impeachment vote on the House side, my concern is that if that vote is not successful on the Senate side — which in fact would be unlikely — then would that be considered a victory for Trump?

via zerohedge

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12 comments

  1. Anyone else notice that pelosi is totaly deranged and out of her mind? She has truly lost it and is unfit to serve in the United States congress. She has always been an idiot, but now she has turned into a talking goldfish.

    1. We notice her dementia every time she talks and also her ill fitting dentures which seem to interfere with her speech!

  2. Pelosi is lying about the Meeting. People who were there stated that the President was very calm and measured but the Media is still running with the Pelosi version in their Fake News reporting! That is exactly why we don’t trust them!!

  3. I’m tired of seeing unflattering pictures of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez between every paragraph. That’s just plain cheesy, Mr. “Real Conservatives Unite”

    1. Oh, and the leftist media posts a lot of flattering pictures of the President I presume? Not from what I’ve seen. And frankly, even when she is standing looking completely unemotional, pictures of her are unflattering because she is not attractive.

  4. There is no cover up if there is, what is it and if it is you must impeach. This is typical of the demoasses interpreting the constitution and the rule of law only to there liking. Quit blowing smoke out of your ass, your mouths, and shit or get off the pot. Pelosi is neurotic and mental and yes she needs new dentures, but she is suffering from some form of dementia, which I have seen a lot in my medical career.

  5. @ Pres Trump, Please instruct ICE and BC to ship the next 3 plane loads om Illegals to Pelosi’s Property give them maps if needed and watch her deep dive. She needs a little DIVERSITY in her life.
    Seems like Nader’s KARMA is atching up with him and now what can we have for shithead Schumer. Anyone out there with time on their hands, that would like to do a total BGC (Back Ground Check) on Chuckies Life both Political and Private lives, especially his NY Days. That should be as interesting as the Big “M Report” if not a lot more, might as well add Piglosi too, her family background is riddled with Questionable actions.

  6. The Democrats are so totally dishonest, and are accusing President Trump of every thing they do. WHY do they want to get rid of him? There would be Pence, and he is not to be reckoned with. They Have accomplish zip while slandering Trump and stand offs against ANYTHING Trump wants to do. Nothing for their voters!!. Are totally obsessed against Trump…many, many of the ones in office now have been involved in real shady deals. Maxine (bigmouth) Waters should be arrested, and thrown out of office. Most of the candidates have shady backgrounds. Many are EXTREMELY wealthy, Fieldstein has had a Chinese houseboy? in her house for years.. actually spying on the US. She has been involved in shady doings with Chinese, she was responsible for the fiasco on the new Supreme Court Justice. She should also be investigated…was paid a lot of money By???. I would like to see any of the shady stuff to be uncovered by our new AG. I think Nancy should be impeached. By deliberately refusing to help fund a wall, where hundreds of thousands of illegals, gangs, drug dealers, children being used, crime, murder…This should not be ignored…

  7. FAKE NEWS used the word “Coverup” 1000 times in one day mouthing Pelosi’s attack on President
    Trump. FAKE NEWS does this daily they all use a “talking points bulletin” each day with no new ideas simply mumbling the same nonsense for 24 hours and more each day. Every FAKE NEWS site does this daily wake up and shut them off a i have done.

  8. The Democrats are wasting our taxpayer dollars on chasing a “dead horse” after Mueller found no collusion. They are spending more time on chasing Trump than working for the American people which is what they are supposed to be in there for in the first place. Seems to me they have only one agenda: sore losers chasing a man who beat them fairly at the polls. Hillary lost the election because she used a private server and then destroyed the data after the FBI contacted her and lied about it. Not to mention she basically killed our Ambassador to Libya and said “So what?” She got the late night phone call and slept through it. Sad case indeed.

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