Published: Sun, May 26, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

War of words: Trump vs. Pelosi

War of words: Trump vs. Pelosi

"Sometimes when we're talking to him he agrees", she said, only to change his mind.

The president also tweeted a Fox News video of Pelosi at her weekly meeting with reporters that had been edited to highlight stutters and mispronunciations.

Some House leaders have become increasingly frustrated with the White House's apparent disregard for a coequal branch of government and have sounded the drum for swifter action, including starting impeachment proceedings.

The video emerged as the relationship between Trump and Pelosi has deteriorated into her questioning his fitness for office and the president attacking her sanity.

Nadler, a 14-term congressman, told MSNBC host Rachel Maddow that he had urged Pelosi to accelerate the House response to an increasingly intransigent Trump administration but conceded Democratic victories in courts against the administration have weakened his argument. He also insisted that he can "absolutely" work with Pelosi but insisted that House Democrats need to stop investigating him.

"We think it's important for people to make their own informed choice about what to believe", she added.

Amash added that few members of Congress have even read the special counsel Robert Mueller's report, merely echoing the party line in their defenses and criticisms of Trump.

FILE - President Donald Trump delivers a statement in the Rose Garden of the White House, May 22, 2019.

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Amash's comments recommending Congress pursue obstruction of justice charges against Trump were the first instance of a sitting Republican in Congress saying the President's conduct meets the "threshold for impeachment".

"Impeachment is a very divisive place to go". Trump, incensed by Pelosi's contention that he was "engaged in a cover-up", which she repeated Thursday, said he would not talk about policy issues with Democratic leaders as long as they continue their investigations. "They were very unhappy with the Mueller report". Mueller concluded that Trump had not colluded with Russian Federation to help him win, but reached no decision on whether he obstructed justice.

"They will be able to see ... how the hoax or witch hunt started and why it started".

She has been insulting Mr. Trump since the meeting Wednesday that was supposed to be about bridges and other crumbling infrastructure.

The other main target of Trump's propaganda attacks is Joe Biden, who is leading in the polls for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Meanwhile, the NY state legislature approved a measure that would authorize state tax officials to release his state tax returns to any of three congressional committees in Washington. Just moments before he announced $16 billion in federal aid to growers hammered by the U.S.

With one exception, Trump has held Democrats at bay, for the moment, in their pursuit of information and public oversight. Trump claims he showed he was "the most transparent president, probably in the history of this country" - definitely not true, as he refused to be interviewed by Mueller's team and is defying subpoenas from House committees.

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