Pelosi: We can investigate Trump without drafting articles
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that Donald Trump is engaged in highly unethical and unscrupulous behavior which does not bring honor to the office.
Iran Press/America: “Whether currently indictable or not, it is clear that US President Donald Trump has, at a minimum, engaged in highly unethical and unscrupulous behavior which does not bring honor to the office he holds,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi wrote in a letter to House Democrats Monday afternoon, POLITICO reported.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday rejected calls to launch impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump despite new voices in her caucus calling for the House to take that step in the aftermath of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.
The speaker vowed to wield the full power of her House majority to "uncover the truth" of Trump's "highly unethical and unscrupulous behavior in his alleged attempts to obstruct justice. But the longtime Democratic leader wouldn’t endorse taking action to impeach the president despite a growing chorus from her party’s left flank to immediately hold hearings on the potential ouster of the president.
"We can investigate Trump without drafting articles," she said during a call with House Democrats, referring to articles of impeachment, according to sources on the call. "We aren't going to go faster, we are going to go as fast as the facts take us."
The number of Americans who approve of President Donald Trump dropped by 3 percentage points to the lowest level of the year following the release of a special counsel report detailing Russian interference in the last US presidential election, according to a Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll.
The poll, conducted Thursday afternoon to Friday morning, is the first national survey to measure the response from the American public after the US Justice Department released Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s 448-page report that recounted numerous occasions in which Trump may have interfered with the investigation. 208/104