House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler told reporters that he could ultimately pursue a formal impeachment inquiry against Trump, a move that progressive Democrats and outside groups have increasingly sought since the release of a redacted version of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller'sreport in April.
House SpeakerNancy Pelosi faces new pressure from the left wing of her party to start impeachment proceedings against President Trump; reaction and analysis from the "Fox News Sunday" panel. According to Politico, Pelosi prefers to take a different approach: defeat Trump in the 2020 presidential election, and then prosecute him and send him to prison.
Last week, former Special Counsel Robert Mueller sent shockwaves through the political world by publicly stating what his report already outlined: President Trump was not exonerated, the Office of Legal Counsel memos stating a President can not be indicted prevented Mueller from considering charging Trump, and that Congress is responsible for holding President Trump accountable. "We want him to testify openly".
During a Wednesday news conference, Pelosi pushed back against critics of her approach.
'Make no mistake: we know exactly what path we're on. Let her do what she wants, you know what? However, Mueller has said he does not want to testify and that if subpoenaed he would not elaborate beyond what his report says.
"Charging the president with a crime was not an option we could consider", Mueller said last week.
Speaking to Fox News' Laura Ingraham, Trump called the former special counsel a "fool" and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a "disaster". She has said taking such action would not be prudent without sufficient public support as well as enough evidence to convince Senate Republicans to get on board.
Pelosi, who attended Thursday's ceremony, declined to respond, according to CNN.
Trump also referred to Pelosi (D-Calif.) as "Nervous Nancy".
Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi says she wants to see President Donald Trump thrown "in prison".
Attorney General William Barrrecently said that he understood the Office of Legal Counsel's opinion on the matter differently, stating, "The opinion says you cannot indict a president while he is in office, but he could've reached a decision as to whether it was criminal activity", Barr said.
"We're not fools", he said.
"The Trump administration has been engaged in one of the most unprecedented cover-ups since Watergate, extending from the White House to multiple federal agencies and departments of the government and across numerous investigations."
But Trump reportedly finished his interview with Ingraham before French President Emmanuel Macron's late arrival.
"Nancy Pelosi is a disaster, okay?" The full interview is scheduled to air Thursday night.