Trump Exits ‘Infrastructure Meeting’ with Pelosi and Schumer, after Democrats Hold ‘Impeachment Meeting’
May 22, 2019 (EIRNS)—President Trump walked out of the scheduled second White House meeting on infrastructure with House and Senate Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer this morning. Pelosi had called a meeting of Democrats to discuss impeachment early this morning, before the White House meeting, and came out accusing Trump of a “cover-up,” although they did not decide to launch impeachment as of yet.
Trump was furious. He left the meeting after three minutes, telling the press in the Rose Garden that he had told them: “I want to do infrastructure, but I can’t do it under these circumstances,” with the Democrat-led committees continuing the witch hunt investigations.
Trump said that he had insisted from the beginning of this Congress that “we can do the investigation track, or the investment track—we can solve problems if the Democrats work with us. So get these phony investigation over with.”
He blasted Pelosi’s charge of a cover-up. “I don’t do cover-up,” he said. He said his administration had been the most transparent in history, that he could have instructed people in his administration not to testify before the Mueller witch hunt based on executive privilege, according to his lawyers, but decided, since he had done nothing wrong, he would let everyone speak totally freely. He reviewed some statistics: 2,500 subpoenas, 500 search warrants, 500 witnesses, his own lawyer testifying for 30 hours—and after two years, $35 million, with 19 mostly Hillary Clinton supporters and Trump haters on Mueller’s team, they found nothing, no collusion.
“The crime was committed on the other side,” Trump said. “This whole thing was a takedown attempt of the President of the United States.” Now the Democrats want to run the whole thing over again, he said, rather than get something done for the country.