Pelosi: Trump's comments on foreign election interference 'appalling'

Clay Curtis
June 14, 2019

Last week Trump called Pelosi, the most powerful U.S. Democrat, "a disgrace. a nasty, vindictive, frightful person".

Speaking to reporters, the U.S. House of Representatives' top Democrat said her caucus would continue to investigate Trump and his administration through their various committees, one day after Trump said he would take information from foreign sources on any political opponents and might not contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation. "My stock goes up every time he attacks me, so what can I say, but let's not spend too much time on that because that's his victory, the diverter-of-attention-in-chief".

On Wednesday, Trump told ABC News in an a televised interview that there was nothing wrong with accepting foreign assistance and he might not report such interference to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Politico reported last week that Pelosi told her fellow Democrats in a private meeting that she doesn't want to see Trump impeached but she wants "to see him in prison". "Do people think there's some impeachable offenses that the President committed? Yes".

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However, she said of impeachment: "It's not off the table". "We'll see how long that holds up". "I think we'll see blood on our hands", he said. Mueller has previously said it would be inappropriate to speak further on his report on the probe into allegations of Trump-Russia collusion.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., reflects on bills that have passed the House but die in the Senate because Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., does not bring them up for a vote, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 13, 2019.

She said that even on the question of rebuilding USA infrastructure, which Trump had often said he wanted to do, "when it came to pay for it, he diverted attention to personal matters". She and Trump both attended ceremonies in France marking the 75th anniversary of the D-Day operation that helped end World War Two.

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