REPORT: Pelosi NOT going to pursue impeachment, but accuses Trump of being engaged in a ‘cover up’ – [video]

After a morning meeting with her Democratic caucus who is divided on impeachment, Nancy Pelosi accused Trump of being engaged in a cover up:

She’s referring to the stonewalling of the Trump administration over not allowing witnesses like Don McGahn to come before the House. McGahn was a no-show yesterday after Trump told him to ignore his subpoena.



Now despite this harsh language from Pelosi, the Daily Mail is reporting that Pelosi is NOT going to pursue impeachment:

Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that she will not proceed with impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump amid pressure from some in her party to do just that.

I’ve read their article twice and they give no quotes from Pelosi on this nor explain when exactly she said it.

And I can find no other source that reports Pelosi making these comments, at least so explicitly.

However according to Politico, it does appear that she has not been persuaded by her divided caucus on impeachment:

Speaker Nancy Pelosi appealed to House Democrats Wednesday to hold off on beginning impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, but she faced demands from colleagues to take more aggressive action against Trump — including a direct plea from a committee chairwoman who said Democrats have a “responsibility to impeach” him.

Sources in the room said Pelosi sat stoically while House Financial Service Chairwoman Maxine Waters — a longtime impeachment advocate — broached the subject in front of the 235-member caucus, during a closed door meeting in the Capitol.

Waters told colleagues the House has a responsibility to impeach Trump, and she mentioned her own efforts to access Trump’s financial records from Deutsche Bank. Pelosi responded by pointing to various House committees’ efforts to win court battles against Trump and hold administration figures accountable without taking more dramatic steps. But other advocates for beginning impeachment also spoke up.

“Betting everything on the election is a historic mistake,” said Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), a proponent of impeachment.

“Please don’t raise money off your impeachment stance,” Pelosi said after Huffman spoke.

But other Democratic leaders held firm that impeachment had ramifications for the upcoming election.

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) warned that there could be a political cost of moving too quickly on impeachment, and House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal said his committee had taken a responsible approach to pursuing Trump’s tax returns.

Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) spoke forcefully against opening an impeachment inquiry immediately. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) advocated for the House to invoke “inherent” contempt, a little-used tool to exact fines or jail time on witnesses who refuse to cooperate with House investigations.

After the meeting, Democratic leaders emerged arguing that the speaker’s position had been strengthened.

It does sound like Pelosi has some veteran allies on her side of not pursuing impeachment proceedings against Trump – yet.

But I do expect it to happen at some point before the election. Pelosi herself has been advocating for impeachment since Trump stepped into office but was flummoxed by Mueller finding no collusion. Now she’s having to be more cautious to avoid a backfire in the elections next year that could cost Democrats the House.

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44 thoughts on “REPORT: Pelosi NOT going to pursue impeachment, but accuses Trump of being engaged in a ‘cover up’ – [video]

  1. But I do expect it to happen at some point before the election.

    Not unless they find some new compelling charge for impeachment or Pelosi is ousted as Speaker.

    Old-timers like Pelosi who were there for the Clinton impeachment know better than to try to impeach Trump on weak evidence. As long as she’s in charge and the accusations aren’t rock solid, she’s going to fight impeachment.

  2. There was no honesty, truth, passion, obsession, aggressiveness… NOTHING, when obama DID convene over several cover-ups (Benghazi, IRAN, Fast and Furious, Solyndra, the TARP money, etc.). Where was her harpy call of, “”We believe the President of the United States is engaged in a cover-up” then? I know, I know. She ONLY supports HER version of the truth.

    She can just suck it because she has NO basis to impeach Trump – and she KNOWS it.

    P.S. I believe it already has backfired. I expect democrats to pay dearly in 2020.

  3. Trump engaged in a coverup? The absolute dead certain way to know what democrats are up to is to see what they are accusing others of. There is a coverup under way and it is not Trump. The whole Mueller witch hunt was a coverup trying to make sure treasonous actors in the Obama administration never have to stand accountable to their crimes against the U S in their coup attempt on the legitimately elected president.

    Pelosi, Schumer, and the rest of democrat leadership have been busy behind the scenes trying to make sure the crimes authorized by the “One” are never uncovered. It’s all about to come unraveled and Pelosi knows it, Barr is in the hunt and is close to bagging some really bad actors.

  4. Was it just me, or were some of her words slurred and she kept repeating words in different tenses?

    I’m no LEO, but if I stopped a driver speaking like that, I’d push for a sobriety test.

  5. Was it just me, or were some of her words slurred and she kept repeating words in different tenses?

    I’m no LEO, but if I stopped a driver speaking like that, I’d push for a sobriety test.

  6. Oh yea there was a coverup. By the Obama administration. The end. Dominos are starting to fall.

  7. It’s like watching an anthill that has been dug up. They’re all running in every direction, but none of them knows which way to go, or how to tell what’s going on.

    But the Sun is out, and here comes Trump with his magnifying glass…

    1. They’re protecting their kingpin, President Obama. That’s where the magnifying glass seems to be heading, @k-bob

  8. Dems are completely directionless, foundering for some way to effectively “resist”.

  9. With her stopping the insanity of “impeachment” proceedings from her own demented party, this is the ONLY decent thing to come out of having that wretched harpy as SOTH.

  10. There was no honesty, truth, passion, obsession, aggressiveness… NOTHING, when obama DID convene over several cover-ups (Benghazi, IRAN, Fast and Furious, Solyndra, the TARP money, etc.). Where was her harpy call of, “”We believe the President of the United States is engaged in a cover-up” then? I know, I know. She ONLY supports HER version of the truth.

    She can just suck it because she has NO basis to impeach Trump – and she KNOWS it.

    P.S. I believe it already has backfired. I expect democrats to pay dearly in 2020.

  11. This is desperation. Last night, Mark Meadows (I think) said the first batch of declassified materials relating to the FISA stuff will be released. The “People’s Party of National Socialism” and the “Fecal Stream Media” have a week to generate as much smoke and hysteria as possible to obscure the damning facts of how this all started, and who’s responsible. Saddle up. It’s gonna be a rocky trail this week.

  12. When everything comes out it will be learned it was the Obama administration who not only engaged in illegal activities but was involved in a cover up they thought nobody would ever learn about. Surprise!

  13. The impeachment proceedings will begin the day after the Democrat Party has their presidential nominee… it’s all about NO FACTS, only NARRATIVE. The MSM and the rest of the anti-Trumpists will be assisting the narrative drum.

    It may take a toll when the impeachment proceedings begin 3 months before the election… and it will backfire on the Democrat Party.

  14. It’s infuriating how brazen Democrats are compared to how timid Republicans are. Republicans hold back against blatant corruption by the Obama Administration and Democrats go ballistic over made up BS because the media has their back and will distort the public’s perception of reality to suit whatever purpose Democrats desire. This has to change.

  15. Trump engaged in a coverup? The absolute dead certain way to know what democrats are up to is to see what they are accusing others of. There is a coverup under way and it is not Trump. The whole Mueller witch hunt was a coverup trying to make sure treasonous actors in the Obama administration never have to stand accountable to their crimes against the U S in their coup attempt on the legitimately elected president.

    Pelosi, Schumer, and the rest of democrat leadership have been busy behind the scenes trying to make sure the crimes authorized by the “One” are never uncovered. It’s all about to come unraveled and Pelosi knows it, Barr is in the hunt and is close to bagging some really bad actors.

  16. These democrats are demons. They know the truth. They know they are being dishonest and keep on lying. No conscience or shame. consistent with people that would slaughter a baby in the womb.

  17. But I do expect it to happen at some point before the election.

    Not unless they find some new compelling charge for impeachment or Pelosi is ousted as Speaker.

    Old-timers like Pelosi who were there for the Clinton impeachment know better than to try to impeach Trump on weak evidence. As long as she’s in charge and the accusations aren’t rock solid, she’s going to fight impeachment.

  18. “We believe the President of the United States is engaged in a cover-up”

    The gas-lighting continues apace.

  19. Oh yea there was a coverup. By the Obama administration. The end. Dominos are starting to fall.

  20. It’s like watching an anthill that has been dug up. They’re all running in every direction, but none of them knows which way to go, or how to tell what’s going on.

    But the Sun is out, and here comes Trump with his magnifying glass…

    1. They’re protecting their kingpin, President Obama. That’s where the magnifying glass seems to be heading, @k-bob

  21. With her stopping the insanity of “impeachment” proceedings from her own demented party, this is the ONLY decent thing to come out of having that wretched harpy as SOTH.

  22. This is desperation. Last night, Mark Meadows (I think) said the first batch of declassified materials relating to the FISA stuff will be released. The “People’s Party of National Socialism” and the “Fecal Stream Media” have a week to generate as much smoke and hysteria as possible to obscure the damning facts of how this all started, and who’s responsible. Saddle up. It’s gonna be a rocky trail this week.

  23. When everything comes out it will be learned it was the Obama administration who not only engaged in illegal activities but was involved in a cover up they thought nobody would ever learn about. Surprise!

  24. The impeachment proceedings will begin the day after the Democrat Party has their presidential nominee… it’s all about NO FACTS, only NARRATIVE. The MSM and the rest of the anti-Trumpists will be assisting the narrative drum.

    It may take a toll when the impeachment proceedings begin 3 months before the election… and it will backfire on the Democrat Party.

  25. It’s infuriating how brazen Democrats are compared to how timid Republicans are. Republicans hold back against blatant corruption by the Obama Administration and Democrats go ballistic over made up BS because the media has their back and will distort the public’s perception of reality to suit whatever purpose Democrats desire. This has to change.

  26. These democrats are demons. They know the truth. They know they are being dishonest and keep on lying. No conscience or shame. consistent with people that would slaughter a baby in the womb.

  27. “We believe the President of the United States is engaged in a cover-up”

    The gas-lighting continues apace.

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