Trump Attacks Mueller: He Made 'Such A Fool' Of Himself Last Week

Saul Bowman
June 7, 2019

The sources told Politico that during the meeting, Nadler pressed Pelosi to authorize an impeachment inquiry against Trump, which the Dem leader denied. This time, Trump bashed Pelosi by accusing her of ignoring a Justice Department statement insisting there's no contradiction between Barr and Mueller.

Pelosi, Trump's political nemesis in Congress, has long stated she is not ready to proceed with what would be a deeply divisive impeachment action, and that she would prefer to see the president defeated at the ballot box next year.

Though a number of prominent Democrats have called for Trump's impeachment for months, those calls gained in volume and urgency last week, following the press conference by special counsel Robert Mueller. That was after the attorney general defied the panel's subpoena and refused to appear for a hearing on Mueller's probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 US election, contacts between Russians and the Trump campaign, and Trump's efforts to impede the probe.

"If we had had confidence that the president had clearly not committed a crime, we would have said so", Mueller said.

A Pelosi spokeswoman, Ashley Etienne, said Pelosi and the chairmen had a "productive meeting" about the state of play with Mueller's report.

"How shocking. The Democrats are radical and out of touch", and refusing to work with the president on issues like the current crisis along the U.S. border with Mexico, Schlapp told Fox News. And let her do what she wants. "Nancy Pelosi is a disaster, OK?"

Democratic strategist Jon Summers countered by saying Special Counsel Robert Mueller did not pursue a case on obstruction of justice only because he knew Justice Department guidelines prohibited him from indicting a sitting president. "You know what, I think they're in big trouble".

In addition to Nadler, who has been battling behind the scenes to control any impeachment investigation, the other Democrat House committee chairs were present at the meeting.

Furthermore, a successful impeachment would require a number of Republican defections - and despite several prominent dissenters, there is no indication of such a widespread rebellion against the president within is own party.

"When that decision has to be made, it will be made not by any one individual - it will be made probably by the caucus as a whole", Nadler told CNN. Yes, we all know about Biden and his white working-class roots etc., but that an impeachment fight will nuke that outreach effort.

'I'm not feeling any pressure, ' Pelosi responded.

Pelosi conceded that "that may take more time than some people want it to take", and said, "There is great grief and sadness and pain in our country about the behavior of this President of the United States".

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