White House, Democrats in talks to end holdup on NAFTA approval

Larry Hoffman
May 23, 2019

Pelosi and Schumer also accused Trump of planning to torpedo the infrastructure deal from the beginning, pointing to the "no obstruction, no collusion" sign that was placed on the president's lectern for his press conference, which also had statistics about the Mueller probe. This is what I was alluding to in the first paragraph when I referenced the "legitimate political questions surrounding impeachment".

"I walked into the room and I told Senator Schumer and Speaker Pelosi, 'I want to do infrastructure".

President Trump erupted this morning when he heard Nancy Pelosi accuse him of engaging in a cover up, according to a source familiar with his reaction. Career prosecutors not involved in the case have said the report contained strong evidence that Trump committed a crime when he pressured McGahn to fire Mueller and later urged him to lie about it.

"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.

Tuesday's move by the two well-regarded members of the House, who not only lead a large caucus but also have worked closely with Democratic leaders and interest groups in Washington and nationally, was described by Free Speech for People President John Bonifaz as a "tide is turning" moment.

Pelosi ended her remarks by saying, "I pray for the President of the United States". It got a serious look in both the House and the Senate, though many technical details still need to be figured out, two of the people said.

Officials insist that if she had not said that, the infrastructure meeting would have gone on as scheduled.

From the start, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has resisted calls to impeach President Donald Trump.

"He came up with this preplanned excuse".

Co-operation and investigation, the president asserts, are mutually exclusive.

An infrastructure plan appeared to be the best way for the president and Democrats to enact substantive legislation that they could take credit for on the 2020 campaign trail.

Donaldson is asked to turn over 36 documents and information relating to the Mueller report.

Monday's ruling is likely to bolster the House Financial Services Committee's case for acquiring Mr. Trump's records from Deutsche Bank and Capital One via a subpoena.

Taking it a step further, Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told reporters: "It's time for us to, at the very least, open an impeachment inquiry". The House Judiciary Committee recently voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress after negotiations broke down with the department over similar materials.

A growing number of Democrats, incensed by former White House counsel Don McGahn's defiance Tuesday of a House panel's subpoena for testimony, have confronted Pelosi and pushed her and other leaders to act.

The Committee had subpoenaed financial records and communications from the accountants pertaining to Mr. Trump, his businesses and charity, from 2011 to 2018.

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House Democratic leaders held off fresh pressure from rank-and-file legislators to launch an effort to remove the president, after the White House again stymied their probe into Trump's actions in the Russian Federation meddling investigation.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), who in March introduced a resolution to begin an impeachment inquiry into Trump, tweeted, "The drum is beating and it is getting louder".

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