Pelosi Warns Move to Impeach Trump Now Premature, 'Very Divisive'

President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn as he leaves the White House in Washington Monday

Trump hits back at Democratic claims of 'cover-up'

"I was purposely very polite and calm, much as I was minutes later with the press in the Rose Garden", Trump wrote.

The president then appeared in the Rose Garden to make a surprise statement, condemning "phoney investigations" by Democrats. On Wednesday, Trump stalked out of a meeting with Democrats that had been set up to talk about how to pay for a $2 trillion package to fix the nation's roads and bridges.

Pelosi told reporters that she went into the meeting ready to work with Trump.

The Democrats' decision to pursue the grey areas of the investigation - and their open discussion of whether to pursue the politically perilous process of impeachment - has enraged Trump. Pelosi then headed to the White House with Schumer and other Democrats.

"For some reason", Ms Pelosi told reporters, "and maybe it was lack of confidence on his part - that he really couldn't match the greatness of the challenge that we have - he wasn't really respectful of the Congress and the White House working together".

What started as a challenging day for Pelosi as she tries to tamp down growing calls for an impeachment inquiry swiftly turned, with the attention going back on the president.

And I'm not. I said to her, "How very pro-woman of you", per usual, because she's not very pro-woman, she's pro some women.

I don't know Pelosi personally, but it sounds like Conway is confusing her with her lookalike, Lucille Bluth.

American voters do tend to respect strength and disrespect weakness, vacillation, and the appearance of being driven by polls and focus groups rather than by beliefs, which is how Congressional Democrats increasingly look.

White House officials believed Trump and Democrats were braced for impact in Wednesday's meeting and they were prepared to take advantage of the moment.

"In the end we've got work to do", said Sen. Pelosi assured him that she was not.

The more Trump "defies us, the more that it's becoming an inevitability", she said.

Instead, Democrats are calling Trump's bluff over his feigned outrage about Pelosi's comments, pointing to his incessant tweeting attacks on Democrats every single day.

Both White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders and White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway have accused Pelosi of imperious behaviour in media interviews since Wednesday's dust-up. "Chairwoman Lowey is pleased that President Trump and Republicans have agreed to bipartisan, comprehensive disaster relief legislation that will meet urgent needs across the country". "I pray for the president of the United States".

"I've said from the beginning that you probably can't go down two tracks".

On Wednesday, Trump angrily walked out of a White House meeting on infrastructure with the speaker and other Democratic leaders.

Financial Services and Government Oversight have subpoenaed documents from Deutsche Bank, the Trump Organization's principal lender, and Mazar's, the company's accounting firm.

Other House committees, however, have not been successful in retrieving information and testimony they have demanded from Trump and his administration.

The charge stemmed from Trump repeatedly attempting to block congressional committees from investigating him further, following Mueller's inquiry into Russia's election meddling in the United States, allegations of improper contacts between the Trump election campaign and Moscow, and potential obstruction of justice by the president.

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