Nancy Pelosi Says It's 'Not Worth It' to Impeach President Trump

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He has also been accused of wild abuses of power - most recently, in a New Yorker article that said he wanted the Justice Department to use anti-trust law to punish CNN for negative coverage.

While Pelosi is stating her personal preference, she left some wiggle room to launch impeachment proceedings if the report reveals "something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan". She is speaking out as Special Counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly wrapping up his probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Trump has called the investigation a "witch-hunt" and denied any collusion.

But they are only rumours, and have been proven wrong before. No, I don't think he's fit to be president of the United States.

"This could be a tactical manoeuvre from Pelosi in order to actually secure the public release of the Muller report", he said. That line stresses one concern raised by the anti-impeachment corner of the Democratic caucus: that by impeaching Trump, Democrats could damage their ability to take him down at the ballot box. She could say instead that many of Trump's actions are indeed impeachable, but that actual process isn't feasible right now.

On that second criteria, Pelosi appears to be putting the decision of a GOP Senate majority that has so far refused to condemn Trump on policy matters such as his emergency declaration for a border wall, or on personal matters like his payments to lawyer Michael Cohen and hush agreement with porn star Stormy Daniels. "It backfired on them badly", Dr Smith said.

The claim that "he's just not worth it" is particularly freakish - impeachment is the ultimate sign that someone isn't worthy of the powers of the presidency. As she says unless there is something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, they can't get two thirds of the Republican vote.

It shouldn't be forgotten that Mr Trump remains enormously popular with a significant chunk of American voters, despite his historically low approval ratings.

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Wilson-Raybould to get her to let SNC-Lavalin off the hook (and) when she resisted the attempts he fired her", Scheer added. In her resignation letter, Ms Philpott said it had become "untenable" for her to continue to serve in the Cabinet.

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy said it was a "smart thing for her to say", but Georgia Rep. Doug Collins, the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee, said he doesn't think it's "going to fly" with some of Pelosi's members. "People have to see we're working there for them".

At the 2018 midterms, Democrats found success by largely ignoring Mr Trump - and his incendiary comments on issues like immigration - and campaigning on issues like healthcare.

"We shouldn't impeach the president for political reasons and we shouldn't not impeach the president for political reasons", she told the Associated Press in November.

"The way the Democrats won [in 2018] was mainly by talking about healthcare". Again, the basic facts of this case are already known, even if they haven't been formally presented by prosecutors yet.

Mueller is also looking into whether Trump has attempted to obstruct the investigation.

In a statement Monday, Steyer reacted to Pelosi's remark saying Mr. Trump is "not worth" impeaching: "Is defending our legal system 'worth it?' Is holding the President accountable 'worth it?' Is doing what's right 'worth it?' Or shall America just stop fighting for our principles and do what's politically convenient?"