Pelosi: "The President Of The United States Is Engaged In A Cover-Up"


Following a meeting of House Democratic leaders, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said they "believe the president of the United States is engaged in a cover-up."

HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI: The committee chairs who are doing their oversight of the activities of the Trump administration presented to the caucus. Mr. Cummings talked about the Mazer decision that was very favorable for us -- the court ruled in favor of the House Democrats. Maxine Waters talked about the Deutsche Bank case which is in court today in New York. Mr. Schiff of the Intelligence Committee talked about the documents that now the Justice Department is willing to present to the Intelligence Committee.

So those are three current, within the last 72 hours, examples of the progress we have made to get the truth for the American people.

We had another presentation from Richie Neal about what's happening on the tax thing -- it is very clear it is the law of the land. It is very clear it is the law of the land and then, of course, Jerry Nadler spoke, in the beginning, to give us a context of all this. Right now the Judiciary Committee is marking up the DREAM Act. We do have our legislative agenda that we're moving forward on. It was a very positive meeting, respectful sharing of ideas and I think very impressive presentations by our chair.

We do 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.

In a cover-up. And that was the nature of the meeting.

REPORTER: Were you successful at trying to convince some of your members on impeachment or contempt? Is that a part of the persuasion at this stage?

PELOSI: It wasn't a question of persuasion, we were just exchanging information and points of view.

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