Not enough support for impeaching Trump ‘right now,’ says leading Democrat

Not enough support for impeaching Trump ‘right now,’ says leading Democrat

Nadler and dozens of Democrats have been pressing Pelosi to hold impeachment hearings, but the speaker reportedly believes there should be public and bipartisan support to launch the process, according to Politico.

She has repeatedly rebuffed Democrats' desires to begin an impeachment inquiry, saying the issue is "divisive" and instead calling for Democrats to continue investigating Trump.

Trump continued: "But Nancy Pelosi-I call her Nervous Nancy-Nancy Pelosi doesn't talk about it. Nancy Pelosi's a disaster, OK, she's a disaster and let her do what she wants".

Fox News contributor Lisa Boothe blasted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Thursday for reportedly saying she wants to see President Trump "in prison". Whether Pelosi will come across as less "radical" for claiming that a sitting president of the United States deserves to be imprisoned is, at best, a shaky proposition.

The fact that Mueller wouldn't take questions from reporters or appear before Congress for grilling, as Attorney General William Barr has done, is totally unfair and proof he doesn't want to be further exposed as the partisan he certainly is.

At a Wednesday night town hall in Fort Wayne, Indiana, that was broadcast on MSNBC, Senator Elizabeth Warren of MA said she came to believe that impeachment proceedings were necessary after reading "all 448 pages" of Mueller's report on his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

A spokeswoman for Pelosi said she and Nadler "had a productive meeting about the state of play with the Mueller report".

"We're not fools", he said. She's a disaster. And let her do what she wants.

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That's exactly what Mueller and his band of Democratic partisans have been doing since the beginning of Trump's presidency in a determined effort to find him implicated in collusion with Russian Federation and obstruction of justice.

"As I said, we are launching an inquiry now, and whether we'll launch an impeachment inquiry, it may come to that", Nadler said.

"When that decision has to be made, it will be made not by any one individual - it will be made probably by the caucus as a whole", Nadler told CNN.

"Make no mistake: we know exactly what path we're on".

The heated debate - and the divisions it's causing - was evident as 14 of the 23 presidential hopefuls addressed a California Democratic Party convention in San Francisco last weekend.

This has put pressure on Pelosi, whether she is willing to admit it or not.

Pelosi has had to manage Democratic committee leaders "embroiled in a behind-the-scenes turf battle" over "ownership of the Democrats' sprawling investigation into Trump", Politico reports.

I've been around the people of our area for more than 50 years - much of that time in public life.