President Trump rejects Pelosi allegations of 'cover-up,' infrastructure meeting cut short

According to CBS News, Mr Trump walked into the meeting with Mrs Pelosi and Mr Schumer and did not shake either's hand or sit down.

"As I said earlier today, the Judiciary Committee's investigation into obstruction of justice, public corruption and abuse of power by President Trump and his Administration will continue. So get these phony investigations over with".

Trump's string of comments on Twitter came on the heels of a very brief meeting between himself and top Democratic leaders that was meant to be focused on infrastructure but was ultimately cut short.

Pelosi spoke to reporters following the brief White House meeting, saying Trump decided against collaborating with her party on infrastructure. She said she would be praying for the president.

"Now what happens? The Democrats want a redo and we've had enough and the country has had enough", he told reporters on the south lawn of the White House before boarding Marine One for a campaign rally in Pennsylvania. Trump was "looking for every excuse", Schumer said.

The White House has seven days to appeal the verdict.

House Democrats are facing yet another attempt by President Donald Trump to stonewall their investigations, this time with former White House counsel Donald McGahn defying a subpoena for his testimony on orders from the White House. Some two dozen House Democrats have signed on.

Pelosi scheduled Wednesday's meeting with lawmakers from the Judiciary and Oversight committees after some members confronted her during a meeting among top Democrats Monday evening. "And I just saw that Nancy Pelosi, just before our meeting, made a statement that 'We believe that the President of the United States is engaged in a cover-up'".

If the House did impeach the President, the charges would then be heard by the Republican-led Senate, leading some Democrats to view the process as not only divisive but impractical. And Trump appeared to relish the Democratic division in a Wednesday tweet: "The Democrats are getting ZERO work done in Congress".

The president has previously stormed out of a meeting with Democratic leaders.

"It's time to put politics aside and actually put America first", McCarthy said Tuesday.

The case is Trump v. Deutsche Bank AG, 19-cv-03826, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (Manhattan). "But I don't think that the caucus as a whole is there yet".

There is a "danger", he added, because if there is a Democratic president in the future, "they can impeach him for any reason".

But South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn, the No. 3 Democrat in the House, counseled caution.

Schumer suggested that Trump had planned the move in advance, telling how the curtains were closed and there appeared to be a place set aside for Trump to stand at the front of the room, while the slogans and statistics posted on his podium in the Rose Garden had been printed long before the meeting.

Donald Trump escalated his confrontation with House Democrats over their efforts to investigate his presidency, declaring he'd refuse to work with them on bipartisan policies including an infrastructure plan unless they halt their probes.

"The Department of Justice has accepted our offer of a first step towards compliance with our subpoena, and this week will begin turning over to the committee twelve categories of counterintelligence and foreign intelligence materials as part of an initial rolling production", Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said in a statement on Wednesday.

"There will be no way to unring the bell once the Banks give Congress the requested information", William S. Consovoy, Patrick Strawbridge and Marc Mukasey wrote.

The committee wants to interview both Hicks and Donaldson about the obstruction episodes documented in special counsel Robert Mueller's report. And that makes his silence all the more infuriating for Democrats. "There were investigations going on three weeks ago when we met".

Also this week, a federal judge ruled that Mr Trump could not block a subpoena ordering his accounting firm to turn over his financial records to Congress.

In a lawsuit filed on April 29, lawyers for Trump, his children and the Trump Organization argued that the subpoenas were too broad, and that Democrats are hoping they will "stumble upon something" that could be used for political attacks on the president.


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