Our Verdict: Steyer won't let politics stand in the way of impeachment.
However, Pelosi went on to add that Trump is unfit to be president. "While we have impeachment authority, we need to be very cognizant of what the American people believe, and I agree with the speaker, that the probability of success is low, and the distraction would be major".
Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation in the 2016 presidential election and whether Trump tried to obstruct the probe.
Baker and Cochrane seem to be egging Pelosi on to push forward with partisan impeachment proceedings against Trump, arguing that if she doesn't, she will be enabling future presidents to commit impeachable acts. She said that the president is "just not worth it".
The most revealing comment came from Pelosi on Monday night, when she recalled that some Democrats had wanted her to consider impeaching President George W. Bush in 2007 and 2008 for invading Iraq based on lies about weapons of mass destruction.
"And Nancy said we're not looking to impeach you".
Yet, in a second post on his favorite social media site, the president signaled he has a clear understanding of the impeachment process, asking how the House could impeach him since he "has done nothing wrong and impeachment is for "high crimes and misdemeanors"?"
Last month, after Trump declared a national emergency and ordered the Pentagon to shift funds appropriated by Congress for military construction to build his border, Pelosi said, quite correctly, that in seeking to bypass the congressional "power of the purse", Trump was "shredding the Constitution".
"I think the more candidates the better", he said.
Asked whether he was fit to be commander-in-chief, she said: "Are we talking ethically?"
Trump's former personal attorney and "fixer" Michael Cohen recently discussed the payments in his testimony before Congress.
In a surprising turn of events, Pelosi, a known critic of Donald Trump, said she is against the impeachment of the POTUS.
- Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez might not be willing to take "no" for an answer.
But the speaker and other Democratic leaders in the House have said the decision would be based on such evidence - not about domestic factors like the economy. "Legally I don't think it's something that can ever be 100 percent off the table, but if that's how she feels right now I respect that", she told the press.