House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said impeaching President Donald Trump is “not a priority” one day after his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations.
After hearing the news that Cohen was indicted with multiple counts of tax fraud and bank violations as well as a campaign finance violation, which Cohen says is related to Trump, Pelosi told reporters Wednesday that impeachment was not something that Democrats were focused on.
“Impeachment has to spring from something else,” Pelosi, told The Associated Press.
“If and when the information emerges about that, we’ll see,” Pelosi said. “It’s not a priority on the agenda going forward unless something else comes forward.”
However, Pelosi did say that Cohen’s guilty plea was “evidence of the rampant #CultureOfCorruption & criminality at the heart of Trump’s inner circle,” in a Tuesday tweet. Trump’s “claims of ignorance to be far from accurate” and that he is in “greater legal jeopardy,” she added. (RELATED: Pelosi: Democrats Shouldn’t Be Talking About Impeaching Trump)
Pelosi has previously said that Democrats should try to not focus on impeaching Trump, saying it could be a “gift to Republicans.”
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