Nancy Pelosi Formally Accuses Trump Of Directing a ‘Cover Up’
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday issued her most direct accusation against Donald Trump, saying the president is “engaged in a cover-up” following a House Democratic meeting on Capitol Hill.
“We do believe that it is important to follow the facts, we believe that no one is above the law, including the president of the United States, and we believe the president of the United States is engaged in a cover-up, in a cover-up,” she told reporters on Capitol Hill.
Pelosi has been facing rising calls from members of her own party to push for impeachment proceedings over Trump’s behavior as outlined in the Mueller report. Democratic chairmen locked in battles with the White House have repeatedly lambasted the administration for stonewalling their investigations.
Pelosi’s remarks Wednesday marked her strongest yet on Trump following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report earlier this year. Pelosi said earlier this month that she agreed with Nadler’s assertion that the U.S. was facing a “constitutional crisis” after the panel voted to hold Barr in contempt of Congress after he refused to turn over Mueller’s full report to lawmakers.
Watch Pelosi’s remarks in the video below.
JUST IN: Speaker Pelosi says "we believe the president of the United States is engaged in a cover up" by stonewalling testimony for ongoing congressional investigations. pic.twitter.com/ncU6SegLrP
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