Pelosi calls for Trump family 'intervention' for President's 'wellbeing'

Friday, 24 May, 2019

After Mr. Trump walked out, Ms. Pelosi turned to other Democrats there and recounted a story about how Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt had each brought people together to solve infrastructure problems.

Wednesday's blow-up between Trump and Democratic congressional leaders came as Trump has refused Democrats' demand for documents and testimony in the aftermath of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russia's election meddling and contacts with the Trump campaign.

Trump's mantra is simple - No Collusion, No Obstruction, No Cooperation.

"I'm a 2020 candidate - the best thing I can do about this is not a procedural issue in the House of Representatives, it's getting the nomination and beating the President", Buttigieg said, echoing previous statements about keeping his focus on beating Trump at the ballot box.

"Nancy, thank you so much for your prayers, I know you truly mean it!" "We can't do it under these circumstances", he said he told them.

"So get these phony investigations over with", Trump said.

The New York Times has reported that Trump owed Deutsche Bank some $300 million when he was inaugurated in 2017.

Schumer called Trump's 28-month White House tenure a "do-nothing, helter-skelter, radical presidency".

Cohen has testified that the check was partial reimbursement for the $130,000 he paid actress Stormy Daniels as hush money to cover up a sexual encounter she says she had with Trump.

He explained he would not negotiate on legislation with Democrats while they insist on continuing various "investigations", which all more or less follow on their failed FBI special counsel investigation in which Trump was cleared of their charges his 2016 campaign colluded with Russian Federation. Trump had requested $4.5 billion to address the influx of migrants from Central America coming into the United States.

"In a letter to her House colleagues, Nancy Pelosi said: 'President Trump had a temper tantrum for us all to see.' This is not true".

McGahn is the most-cited witness in Mueller's Trump-Russia investigation report, recounting the president's attempts to interfere with the probe. The meeting lasted, according to a Democratic aide, "no more than three minutes".

Schumer said "the show" put on by Trump on Wednesday was intended as a "coverup" of his administration's inability to work with Congress on legislative priorities such as infrastructure.

Their probes range from whether Trump obstructed justice during Special Counsel Robert Mueller's inquiry into Russian meddling in Trump's favour in the 2016 USA presidential election to his personal finances and businesses. For weeks, the media has repeated the familiar "Democrats in disarray" frame to paint House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, as out of control, atop an increasingly impatient caucus hellbent on impeachment. Asked why Trump couldn't work with Democrats after Pelosi's comments because he felt insulted, Sanders said, "The president's feelings weren't hurt. I wish that his family or his administration or staff would have an intervention for the good of the country".

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who is especially close to Trump, said Wednesday on Fox News that Democrats hoped the Mueller report would sink the president and that they still haven't given up.