VIDEO: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Uses Strongest Language Yet Against Trump, Says He Engaged in a Cover-Up

Ameera Butt
May 22, 2019 - 4:14 pm
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On Wednesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushed back against President Donald Trump, using her toughest language yet on what she sees as possible criminal conduct on his part.

As more Democrats were pressing for the impeachment proceedings of Donald Trump Wednesday, Pelosi had been favoring a more systematic approach, according to an AP story.

"Would you believe that it's important to follow the facts? We believe that no one is above the law including the president of the United States and we believe the president of the United States is engaged in a cover-up," she said Wednesday.

It's been an ongoing back and forth between the two parties since the Mueller probe was released last month, with President Trump saying he's been exonerated with "No Collusion" and "No Obstruction" while the Democrats have felt dissatisfied with the Mueller special counsel investigation.

Democrats have been angered by a no show from former counsel Don McGahn for a Judiciary Committee hearing room Tuesday and refusing to testify in front of the House Judiciary Committee. McGahn would be held in contempt for failing to appear.

Pelosi spoke after President Donald Trump slammed Democrats Wednesday for accusing him of engaging in a cover-up. He showed up at the Rose Garden for a surprise appearance 

Trump was supposed to be at an infrastructure meeting but instead called the impromptu meeting.

He said, "I don't do cover-ups" and declared that Democrats had to choose whether to investigate him or work together on the country's priorities, according to the AP story.

"Instead of walking in happily into a meeting I walk into people who had just said I was doing a cover-up. You people know that probably better than anybody," Trump said

Pelosi said Wednesday she wouldn't let Trump off the hook. 

John Dean, a former attorney who served as White House Counsel for President Richard Nixon from July 1970 until April 1973 in the midst of the Watergate scandal, joined KNX In-Depth Wednesday afternoon and says the courts are going to follow the law. 

He said "when you refuse to send witnesses when you refuse to send documents and don't want anybody going anywhere, your attorney testifying, that is a pretty good sign of a coverup," Dean said.

Meanwhile, as the discussion began, the news dropped that a federal judge in New York ruled Wednesday that Capital One and Deutsche Bank can give the Democrats Trump's financial records.

"There's a reason there's trouble because it must not be playing by the rules. The reason he's trying to protect it and I think Congress should know that. The American people should know it," Dean said when it came to Trump's financial dealings.

And what about the Speaker's choice of words Wednesday?

"I think the Speaker is playing it very wise she is not rushing to impeachment," Dean said. "She knows what would happen in the current atmosphere if they did start proceedings they're not going to get witnesses. She is playing it exactly the way it should be played."