House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California is scheduled to hold a private teleconference Monday with fellow Democrats in which the issue of President Trump's potential impeachment will be raised.
The planned call comes as the issue continues to divide progressive Democrats – who want Trump to face impeachment processes – and party leaders who warn of their political risks and adverse reactions to the 2020 presidential election, Bloomberg said. Renewed pressure comes in the wake of Special Advocate Robert Mueller's report on Russian meddling in the 2016 elections.
Pelosi said last month that he was opposed to impeachment, calling the divisional process and saying of Trump, "It just is not worth it."
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But in this week's tweets, following the release of the Mueller report, Pelosi seemed to show a change of tone.
"As we continue to review the report, one thing is clear," Pelosi wrote on Thursday, "AG Barr has come to the conclusion that @realDonaldTrump has not obstructed justice, while #MuellerReport seems to undermine that conclusion."
Also Thursday: "#MuellerReport paints a disturbing image of a president who has been weaving a web of lies, lies and inappropriate behavior and acting as if the law did not apply to him," Pelosi wrote.
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Mueller's report took Trump and his associates out of collusion with Russia, but did not determine whether the president had obstructed justice during the investigation.
The report outlined 10 cases of potential obstruction, reviving calls for impeachment by some Democrats. Among them, the report said that Trump directed then-White House counsel, Don McGahn, in June 2017, to tell the attorney general that Mueller "must be removed." McGahn declined.
"The Special Council made it clear that he did not exonerate the President. The responsibility now lies with Congress to hold the President accountable for his actions, "said House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y. said in a statement written on April 18, shortly after the release of the report.
President Trump, however, contends that the Mueller report made it clear about transgressions and underscored that view in Twitter messages.
"The end result of the greatest Witch Hunt in US political history is No Collusion with Russia (and No Obstruction). the president wrote on Saturday.
Another tweet was titled "Mueller Investigation By the Numbers":
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Those seeking the impeachment process include Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat in Massachusetts, and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DNY, who said she would support an impugned resolution introduced by rookie parliamentarian Rashida Tlaib. D-Mich.
"We all prefer to work on our priorities: pushing Medicare for Everyone, dealing with student loans, and a Green New Deal." But many of them know that I do not take pleasure in discussing impeachment, I have not campaigned on it and rarely discuss it spontaneously. the report puts that to our door, "Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Thursday.
On Saturday, Warren – who has struggled to gain momentum with voters – has reduced his appeal to the House to initiate an impeachment process.
"I know people say this is politically charged and that we should not go there, and that there is an election coming, but there are some things that are bigger than politics," she told an audience at Keene College in New York. Hampshire.
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Pelosi and other Democratic leaders have tried to bar the impeachment talks, arguing that Senate Republicans would not vote to remove Trump from office.
Deputy Mike Quigley, a Democrat from Illinois, told Bloomberg he agrees with Pelosi that a case of impeachment must be carefully constructed and based on a complete record.
"Maybe we'll have a chance. Why not wait to get all the information we can? ", He said. "It does not just help keep talking about impeachment. It makes it seem like you're obsessed with it.
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Al Green, an eight-year-old deputy, began asking for impeachment just before Ocasio-Cortez and Tlaib, according to Bloomberg. He twice forced procedural votes on impeachment articles when Republicans controlled the House. He said he would press the issue again, regardless of what party leaders thought.
"I will bring it to the vote if the committees do not act," Green said. "If we do not do our job, if we do some sort of analysis and debate and refuse to say the word" impeachment, "we engage in what Dr. King called paralysis of analysis.
"We will do that until the moment someone says it's too late to go into impeachment, it will look political, and as a result, we will decide that this should be taken to the polls on Election Day."