Trump Hits Back Hard After Pelosi Accuses Him of 'Cover-Up'
- Author: Leroy Wright May 22, 2019,
May 22, 2019, 23:39
Accusing Democrats of harassing the presidency, Trump said the infrastructure plans were doomed for now and seemed to threaten breaking relations with the opposition party, which controls the lower house of Congress.
"I don't think we're there at this point in time", House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Pelosi's deputy, said Tuesday.
"Instead of walking in happily to a meeting, I walk into to look at people who said I was doing a coverup", Trump said. "But you know what, you can't do it under these circumstances".
Democrats said they'll exhaust all options to enforce a subpoena compelling former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify following his decision to skip Tuesday's House Judiciary Committee hearing.
Jordan, R-Ohio, told Fox News there's little, if anything, the Republicans can do to appease Democrats and hold off an avalanche of inquiries targeting Trump.
Think your friends would be interested? She told reporters afterward: "For some reason, maybe it was lack of confidence on his part".
Democrats on Capitol Hill have launched a number of oversight inquiries into Mr Trump, stemming from a special counsel report into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 United States presidential election.
It was unclear if the meeting would occur after Trump wrote on Twitter about the time it was to begin: "As I have always been saying, and has now been proven out, this is a Witch Hunt against the Republican Party and myself, and it was the other side that caused the problem, not us!" It was planned. When we got in the room, the curtains were closed. ".mueller.report.pdf" target="_blank">CNN poll found that 69% of Democratic voters want Congress to move forward with impeachment. He said Tuesday he thinks other GOP lawmakers should join him - but only after reading special counsel Robert Mueller's report carefully.
"The recalcitrance of the president and his lawless behavior is making it more and more hard to ignore all options including impeachment", Rep. Nadler said on CNN on Monday.
On Wednesday, House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff said the department had reached an agreement to turn over some counterintelligence reports from the inquiry.
"Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer claimed the president's storm-out was a setup and he never meant to negotiate over infrasctructure spending in the first place", the Mail said.
"So sad that Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer will never be able to see or understand the great promise of our Country", Trump wrote on Twitter after Pelosi responded to his announcement. Of course, Pelosi might prevail upon Nadler to take a less aggressive posture with Mueller, similar to what appears to have been her influence on Adam Schiff this morning with William Barr.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump "took a pass" on working together with Democrats to address the nation's crumbling infrastructure. Hello? There were investigations going on three weeks ago when we met and he still met with us.
"I isn't about impeachment; it's about impeachment as a goal, a constitutional objective and justifying constitutionally and court-wise a path", she added.