Trump seeks end of Democratic Pressure in Exchange forIinfrastructure
- Author: Leroy Wright May 23, 2019,
May 23, 2019, 23:31
"It's very hard to have a meeting where you accuse the president of the United States of a crime and an hour later show up and act as if nothing has happened", Sanders told reporters outside the White House.
Today, Trump went at it again by blasting the "Fake & Corrupt Press" for reporting on how he supposedly raged at Pelosi and Schumer during their encounter.
Trump has been betting the future of his presidency on trying to goad Democrats into impeaching him, and the three-minute meeting marked a new low in the slow-moving drama over executive powers, congressional oversight and the critical needs of the nation.
Pascrell has been a Pelosi critic, but he said, "On this one I think she's absolutely correct; the methodical approach". "The president ignores requests, and then it appears at times that the Democrats keep pushing things, and they're each feeding into each other", he said.
Pelosi added, "He just took a pass".
White House aides believe that Pelosi can not withstand the clamor from her rank-and-file to impeach Trump, and believe that when Democrats take that step, it will assure Trump's re-election.
Cohen has testified that the check was partial reimbursement for the $130,000 he paid actress Stormy Daniels as hush money to cover up a sexual encounter she says she had with Trump.
Before the White House meeting, Pelosi met with House Democrats at the Capitol to discuss their investigations and the White House effort to stonewall them.
A growing number of congressional Democrats, most notably moderate members of the rank and file, have publicly announced their support for impeachment. But she's been clear this week that any such finding could be worthy of a formal indictment by the House - that is, impeachment. Democrats have said they're happy to work with him on infrastructure even though they really do not like him very much. With a "no obstruction, no collusion" placard on his podium, Trump lashed out at Democrats. She was apparently suggesting he was blocking White House aides from cooperating with several congressional investigations.
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 USA presidential election.
And I'm not. I said to her, "How very pro-woman of you", per usual, because she's not very pro-woman, she's pro some women. I want to do it more than you want to do it.
President Trump has wanted to do this since he started his administration.
My advice to the President is to try to find solutions to problems like infrastructure, prescription drugs, and a broken immigration system.
"No one is above the law, including the president of the United States".
"I walked into the room and I told Senator Schumer and Speaker Pelosi that I want to do infrastructure", he said.
The president has previously stormed out of a meeting with Democratic leaders.
Donald Trump erupted in fury May 22, 2019, at unrelenting probes into his links to Russian Federation, as Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in Congress accused the president of a "cover-up" that could be an impeachable offense.