Hope of bipartisanship fades as Trump ends Pelosi, Schumer meeting over “cover-up” comment

Hope of bipartisanship fades as Trump ends Pelosi, Schumer meeting over “cover-up” comment


WE BELIEVE THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IS ENGAGED IN A COVERUP. IT TURNS OUT THAT I AM AND I THINK MOST OF YOU WOULD AGREE, I AM THE MOST TRANSPARENT RESIDENT PROBABLY IN THE HISTORY OF THIS COUNTRY. WE HAVE GIVEN, ON A WITCHHUNT, ON A HOAX, THE WHOLE THING WITH RUSSIA WAS A HOAX AS IT RELATES TO THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AND MYSELF. IT WAS A TOTAL HORRIBLE THING THAT HAPPENED TO OUR COUNTRY. I’S HARD JUST IN SO MANY WAYS. DESPITE THAT, WE ARE SETTING RECORDS WITH THE ECONOMY, WITH JOBS, MOST PEOPLE EMPLOYED TODAY THAT WE HAVE EVER HAD IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY, WE HAVE THE BEST UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS THAT WE HAVE HAD IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY. IN SOME CASES 51 YEARS BUT GENERALLY IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY, COMPANIES ARE MOVING BACK IN, THINGS ARE GOING WELL AND I SAID, LET’S HAVE THE MEETING ON INFRASTRUCTURE, WE WILL GET THAT DONE EASILY. AND INSTEAD OF WALKING IN HAPPILY INTO A MEETING, I WALK INTO LOOK AT PEOPLE WHO HAVE SAID THAT I WAS DOING A COVERUP. I DON’T DO COVERUPS. YOU PEOPLE KNOW THAT PROBABLY BETTER THAN ANYBODY. AND I WAS JUST LOOKING AT A LIST OF SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE JUST DID. MORE THAN 2500 SUBPOENAS QUALIFIED FOR. AND I LET EVERYBODY TALK. I LET THE WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL SPEAK FOR 30 HOURS. 30 HOURS. I HAVE 19 SPECIAL COUNSEL LAWYERS, 40 FBI AGENTS. I SAID, OPEN IT ALL UP. LET THEM HAVE WHATEVER THEY WANT. NEARLY 500 SEARCH WARRANTS. DID YOU EVER SEE A SEARCH WARRANT BEFORE? NEITHER DID I. THIS WAS OVER 500 SEARCH WARRANTS. AND OF THE 19 PEOPLE THAT WERE HEADING UP THIS INVESTIGATION OR WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT WITH BOB MUELLER, THEY WERE CONTRIBUTORS TO THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, MOST OF THEM, AT THE HILLARY CLINTON. THEY HATED PRESIDENT TRUMP WITH A PASSION. THEY WENT TO HER BIG PARTY AFTER THE ELECTION AND IT TURNED OUT TO BE AWAKE. NOT A PARTY, AWAKE. AND THEY WERE VERY ANGRY. THESE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT AFTER TWO YEARS AND 40 MILLION OR 35 MILLION DOLLARS, IT WILL END UP BEING A LOT MORE THAN THAT BY THE TIME ALL THE BILLS ARE PAID, THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED. NO COLLUSION, NO OBSTRUCTION, NO NOTHING. THEY ISSUED 50 ORDERS AUTHORIZING USE OF 10 REGISTERS. THINK OF THAT, THOUGH. 500 WITNESSES AND THEN I HAVE ú THAT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES ENGAGED IN COVERUP. NOW, WE HAVE HAD A HOUSE INVESTIGATION, WE HAVE INVESTIGATIONS FOR THE SENATE, WE HAVE INVESTIGATIONS LIKE NOBODY HAS EVER HAD BEFORE AND WE DID NOTHING WRONG. THEY WOULD HAVE LOVED TO HAVE SAID WE COLLUDED. THEY WOULD HAVE LOVED IT. THESE PEOPLE WERE OUT TO GET US. THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND PRESIDENT TRUMP. THEY WERE OUT TO GET US. THIS IS A ONE-SIDED AND HORRIBLE THING. THE BOTTOM LINE IS THEY SAID THERE IS NO COLLUSION, NO COLLUSION WITH RUSSIA. YOU HEARD SO MUCH TALK ABOUT PHONE CALLS THAT MY SON MADE TO ME FROM THIS MEETING THAT WAS SET UP BY GPS FUSION, IT LOOKS LIKE, WHICH IS THE OTHER SIDE FOR THOSE WHO DON’T KNOW. AND FOR YEARS, I HEARD ABOUT PHONE CALLS WENT TO A SPECIAL NUMBER UNAUTHORIZED. AND IT WOULD’VE BEEN MY SON, DON, WHO IS A GOOD, YOUNG MAN, WHO HAS GONE THROUGH HELD. AND THERE WERE CALLS THAT MUST HAVE BEEN MADE BY HIM BEFORE AND AFTER THE MEETING, THREE CALLS AFTER MASSIVE STUDY AND WORK, THEY ACTUALLY FOUND WHO MADE THE CALLS. ONE WAS A FRIEND OF OURS, A REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER. A GREAT GUY. MOST OF YOU KNOW HIM. A NICE GUY. LOVES OUR COUNTRY. AND THE OTHER ONE WAS THE HEAD OF NASCAR. TWO OF THEM. SO OF THE THREE CALLS THAT WERE SO HORRIBLE THAT HE HAD A MEETING AND HE CALLED ME AND THEN HE HAD THE MEETING AFTER AND HE MADE TWO MORE CALLS AND THEY WERE WRITTEN ABOUT LIKE THIS, LITTLE LINES, A COUPLE OF LITTLE LINES. NOBODY WANTED TO ADMIT IT. EVEN LAST NIGHT, WE HAD A GREAT ELECTION. I WENT THERE ON MONDAY. WE HAD AN ELECTION FOR FRED KELLER WHO IS A 50-50 SHOT ANTI- WON IN A LANDSLIDE. WE WENT AND WE DID A RALLY. HARDLY MENTIONED TODAY AND YET, IT WOULD’VE BEEN THE BIGGEST STORY IN THE COUNTRY, EVEN BIGGER THAN THIS WITCH HUNT STUFF THAT YOU GUYS KEEP WRITING ABOUT SO HERE IS THE BOTTOM LINE. THERE WAS NO COLLUSION, THERE WAS NO OBSTRUCTION, WE HAVE úBE BEEN PRESIDENT AND ACTUALLY, THE CRIME WAS COMMITTED ON THE OTHER SIDE. WE WILL SEE HOW THAT TURNS OUT. I HOPE IT TURNS OUT WELL BUT TO MY WAY OF THINKING AND I KNOW A LOT OF YOU AGREE WITH ME, THE CRIME WAS COMMITTED ON THE OTHER SIDE. THIS WHOLE THING WAS A TAKEDOWN ATTEMPT BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND HONESTLY, YOU OUGHT TO BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES FOR THE WAY YOU REPORTED SO DISHONESTLY. NOT ALL OF YOU BUT MANY OF YOU. THE WAY YOU REPORTED. SO, I HAVE SAID FROM THE BEGINNING, RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING THAT YOU PROBABLY CAN’T GO DOWN TWO TRACKS. YOU CAN GO DOWN THE INVESTIGATION TRACK. AND YOU CAN GO DOWN THE INVESTMENT TRACK OR THE TRACK OF “LET’S GET THINGS DONE FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.” I LOVE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. DRUG PRICES ARE COMING DOWN THE FIRST TIME IN 51 YEARS BECAUSE OF MY ADMINISTRATION BUT WE CAN GET IT DOWN LOWER WORKING WITH THE DEMOCRATS. WE CAN SOLVE THE PROBLEM AT THE BORDER IN 15 MINUTES IF THE DEMOCRATS WOULD GIVE US A FEW VOTES. SO, I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I WALKED INTO THE ROOM AND I TOLD SENATOR SCHUMER, SPEAKER PELOSI, I WANT TO DO INFRASTRUCTURE, I WANT TO DO IT MORE THAN YOU WANT TO DO IT. I WOULD BE REALLY GOOD AT THAT, THAT IS WHAT I DO. BUT DO YOU KNOW WHAT? YOU CANNOT DO IT UNDER THESE CIRCUMSTANCES. SO GET THESE PHONY INVESTIGATIONS OVER WITH. THE WALL STREET JOURNAL JUST WROTE TODAY, JUST A LITTLE WHILE AGO, MR. MUELLER WASN’T OBSTRUCTED IN ANY WAY. THIS IS THE EDITORIAL TODAY. MR. MUELLER WASN’T OBSTRUCTED IN ANY WAY. HIS COPIOUS REPORT, COPIOUS, 434 PAGES. NOW THEY WANT TO INTERVIEW ALL OF THE SAME PEOPLE AGAIN. THEY WANT TO INTERVIEW JERRY NADLER WHO HAS BEEN AN ENEMY OF MINE FOR MANY YEARS. HE FOUGHTME IN NEW YORK, UNSUCCESSFULLY, BY THE WAY. I HAVE HAD GREAT SUCCESS AGAINST JERRY BUT HE WAS REPRESENTING MANHATTAN AND WOULD INVITE ME ALL THE TIME TO THE WESTSIDE RAILROAD, MANY TIMES, UNSUCCESSFULLY. HE FAILED. I CAME TO WASHINGTON AND I HAVE JERRY NADLER AGAIN?! SO WALL STREET JOURNAL, HE WASN’T OBSTRUCTED IN ANY WAY. HIS COPIOUS REPORT WAS RELEASED FOR ALL TO SEE AND THERE WAS NO COLLUSION. THIS IS THE WALL STREET JOURNAL AND THERE WAS NO COLLUSION BETWEEN RUSSIA AND THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN. THAT’S IT. BUT THEY WANT TO MAKE THIS A BIG DEAL. WHETHER OR NOT THEY CARRY THE BIG WORD OUT, I CAN’T IMAGINE THAT BUT THEY PROBABLY WOULD BECAUSE THEY DO WHATEVER THEY HAVE TO DO. I TELL YOU, THERE IS A DANGER HERE. IF SOMEDAY A DEMOCRAT BECOMES PRESIDENT’S AND YOU HAVE THE REPUBLICAN HOUSE, THEY CAN IMPEACH HIM FOR ANY REASON, OR HURT. FOR ANY REASON. WE CANNOT ALLOW THAT TO HAPPEN. SO WHEN YOU LOOK AT ALL OF THE TRANSPARENCY, WHEN YOU LOOK AT ALL I HAVE DONE — AND I WILL TELL YOU, MY LAWYERS SAY, YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO THIS. YOU CAN USE PRESIDENTIAL PRIVILEGE. YOU DON’T HAVE TO LIKE YOUR LOGGERS AND ALL OF YOUR STAFF TESTIFY? YOU CAN USE PRESIDENTIAL PRIVILEGE HERE. WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT? WELL, YOU CAN BE TRANSPARENT FOR YOU CAN BE TYPE. IF YOU HAVE DONE NOTHING WRONG, BEING TRANSPARENT IS BETTER SO I SAID, I’VE DONE NOTHING WRONG, LET’S BE TRANSPARENT. SO THAT’S WHAT YOU HAVE, ALL OF THESE THINGS. 500 WITNESSES THAT I ALLOWED TO TESTIFY, IT IS A DISGRACE. SO, WHEN THEY GET EVERYTHING DONE, I AM ALL SET TO “LET’S GET INFRASTRUCTURE, LET’S GET DRUG PRICES DOWN.” IN THE MEANTIME, WE ARE DOING TREMENDOUS WORK WITHOUT THEM. WE ARE DOING TREMENDOUS EXECUIVE ORDERS, A LOT OF WORK. WE HAVE HAD GREAT SUCCESS, THE MOST SUCCESSFUL ECONOMY PERHAPS IN OUR COUNTRY’S HISTORY. WE HAVE CUT REGULATIONS AT A LEVEL THAT NO ONE ELSE HAS CUT BEFORE. THE LARGEST TAX CUT IN THE HISTORY OF THE COUNTRY. SO WE ARE DOING A LOT OF WORK. STEVE? >>Reporter: ARE THERE ANY ASSURANCES THAT THE HOUSE WON’T SUPPORT IT? >>THIS MEETING WAS SET UP 11 DAYS AGO AND ALL OF A SUDDEN, I HEAR LAST NIGHT THAT THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE A MEETING RIGHT BEFORE THIS MEETING TO TALK ABOUT THE LETTER I WORD. WHEN I WENT TO WISCONSIN AND MICHIGAN AND I DON’T SAY, LET’S CALL RUSSIA. IT’S A HOAX! THE GREATEST HOAX IN HISTORY. YEAH, GO AHEAD. >>Reporter: THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. DO YOU VIEW CONGRESS AS A COEQUAL BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT AND DO YOU RESPECT THEIR POWER? >>I REPECT THE COURTS, CONGRESS AND ROGER WHERE WE ARE STANDING, WHAT THEY HAVE DONE IS ABUSE. THIS IS INVESTIGATION #4, THE SAME THING. PROBABLY FIVE. AND IT REALLY STARTED, I THINK, PRETTY MUCH FROM THE TIME WE CAME DOWN THE ESCALATOR IN TRUMP TOWER. SO I SAY TO YOU THAT WE ARE GOING TO GET EVERYTHING DONE. WE ARE DOING A LOT WITHOUT THEM. LET THEM PLAY THEIR GAMES ONE TRACK AT A TIME, LET THEM FINISH UP AND WE WILL BE ALL SET. THANK YOU, EVERYBODY! >>>RIGHT. THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES SURPRISING EVERYONE INCLUDING WHITE HOUSE STAFF ACCORDING TO THE REPORTERS ON THE GROUND WITH A SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE WHITE HOUSE AT THE PODIUM BECAUSE OF WHAT HE MUST HAVE SEEN OR MUST HAVE HEARD OVER THE COURSE OF THE LAST HOUR OR SO. HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI ADDRESSING REPORTERS, AT ONE POINT, ACCUSING THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF ENGAGING IN A COVER-UP AND I THINK WE HAVE THAT SOUND SO WE WILL PLAY WHAT NANCY PELOSI SAID EARLIER THIS MORNING SO WE CAN SET UP BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES FELT HE HAD TO COME OUT AND ADDRESS THEM. >>IT WAS A VERY POSITIVE MEETING, A RESPECTABLE HEARING OF IDEAS AND I THINK VERY IMPRESSIVE PRESENTATION BY OUR CHAIRS. WOULD YOU BELIEVE THAT IT IS IMPORTANT TO FOLLOW THE FACTS? WE BELIEVE THAT NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW INCLUDING THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND WE BELIEVE THAT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IS ENGAGED IN A COVERUP, IN A COVER-UP. AND THAT WAS THE NATURE OF THE MEETING. >>REALLY EXPLOSIVE COMMENTARY FROM HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI WHICH LED THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO MAKE A SURPRISE APPEARANCE ON THE WHITE HOUSE LAWN. THE CBS NEWS WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT EMAILED US AND SAID EVEN THE WHITE HOUSE COMMUNICATIONS AGENCY DID NOT HAVE ANY IDEA THAT THE PRESIDENT WANTED TO ADDRESS REPORTERS. THE PRESIDENT, FOR HIS PART, WHEN HE TOOK TO THE PODIUM SAID THAT HE HAS BEEN THE MOST TRANSPARENT PRESIDENT IN AMERICAN HISTORY AND WENT ON TO TOUT HIS ECONOMIC SUCCESS AND RECENT POLLING, WALK ON CBS NEWS AND OTHER SHOWS THAT MOST AMERICANS DO BELIEVE THE ECONOMY IS DOING WELL AND THEY CREDIT PRESIDENT TRUMP. AND SO THE PRESIDENT, ESSENTIALLY, GOING ON AN EXTENDED RANT AS TO WHY HE THINKS THAT CONGRESS IS ENGAGED IN AN ABUSE OF POWER. SO LET US BRING IN CHIP REID. HE IS STANDING BY. HE WITNESSED THIS. CHIP, YOU AND OTHERS WERE ABSOLUTELY SURPRISED WHEN YOU REALIZED THAT THE WHITE HOUSE COMMUNICATIONS AGENCY WAS SETTING UP TO HAVE THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TAKE TO THAT PODIUM. >>Reporter: YES, THERE WAS AN ANNOUNCEMENT SAYING ALL PRESS REPORT. WE THOUGHT IT WAS A MISTAKE BUT PEOPLE STARTED SCRAMBLING JUST IN CASE BECAUSE HE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE MEETING WITH NANCY PELOSI AND CHUCK SCHUMER. AND WE ARE TOLD THAT MEETING LASTED NO MORE THAN FIVE MINUTES. THE PRESIDENT SAID THAT HE WANTED TO TALK ABOUT INFRASTRUCTURE BUT HE SAID NANCY PELOSI HAD JUST SAID ON THE HILL WHICH IS CORRECT THAT SHE BELIEVES THE WHITE HOUSE IS ENGAGED DOES THAT THE PRESIDENT IS ENGAGED IN A COVERUP RIGHT NOW AND HE SAID, I CANNOT HAVE A MEETING ON INFRASTRUCTURE UNDER THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES. THEY WERE ALSO SET TO TALK ABOUT TRADE AND PRESCRIPTION DRUG PRICES AND AS YOU CAN SEE, HE IS FIRED UP. HE SAID A LOT OF THE SAME THINGS HE HAS SAID BEFORE ABOUT THIS BEING A HOAX AND THAT THEY ARE TRYING TO TAKE DOWN THE PRESIDENT. OF COURSE, HE IS ANGRY. AND I CAN TELL YOU THAT THERE WAS CERTAINLY NO PROGRESS ON INFRASTRUCTURE OR PRESCRIPTION DRUG PRICES OR TRADE OR ANY OF THE OTHER. ANY OF THE OTHER THINGS THEY MIGHT HAVE TALKED ABOUT. AND WHAT REALLY TICKED HIM OFF WITH NANCY PELOSI SAYING JUST A SHORT TIME AGO THAT THE PRESIDENT IS ENGAGED IN A COVERUP. >>CHIP, WE ARE AWAITING SPEAKER BELOW SEE. IN THE NEXT HOUR, SHE IS GOING TO TAKE TO HER PODIUM. I WANT TO ASK YOU, EVERYBODY WAS SCRAMBLING BECAUSE THERE WAS NO INDICATION THAT THE PRESIDENT WAS GOING TO APPEAR ON THE WHITE HOUSE LAWN. I KNOW YOU ARE SURROUNDED BY OTHER REPORTERS DOING LIFE HITS BUT WHAT IS THE SIGN UNDERNEATH THE PRESIDENT’S PODIUM SAY? >>Reporter: LET ME STEP ASIDE AND TAKE A LOOK. SMALLER INVESTIGATION BY THE NUMBERS. 2800 SUBPOENAS, 675 DAYS. 500+ WITNESSES, 1500 ANGRY DEMOCRATS. I CAN TELL YOU ONE OF THOSE STATEMENTS IS ARGUABLY FALSE AND THAT IS NO OBSTRUCTION BECAUSE MOORE CAME UP WITH AT LEAST 10 EXAMPLES OF WHAT MAY HAVE BEEN OBSTRUCTION. HE DID NOT RULE ON WHETHER IT WAS OBSTRUCTION OR NOT. HE DID NOT THINK IT WAS HIS PLACE TO DO SO. HE LOOKED THAT DECISION TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND THAT IS WHY CONGRESS WANTS TO LOOK INTO THIS BECAUSE THEY BELIEVE HE CLEARLY DID ATTEMPT TO OBSTRUCT THIS INVESTIGATION REPEATEDLY. THE FACT THAT HE HAS A SIGN AND THE FACT THAT HE IS READING SOME OF HIS REMARKS EARLY ON SUGGEST THAT HE HAD NO INTENTION OF ACTUALLY GOING TO THE MEETING WITH PELOSI AND SCHUMER, THAT HE WAS GOING TO GIVE THEM A PIECE OF HIS MIND AND THEN LEAVE THE ROOM AND COME OUT HERE AND TALK TO US. THAT MEETING WAS SUPPOSED TO BE OFF CAMERA. THE LAST TIME THEY HAD A MEETING AT THE OVAL OFFICE, THE PRESIDENT TALKED ABOUT A POTENTIAL SHUTDOWN AND SAID HE WOULD TAKE THE BLAME FOR THE POTENTIAL SHUTDOWN AND WHEN IT DID HAPPEN, WE DID GET A LOT OF THE BLAME SO I AM SURE MANY ARE CONCERNED THAT HE DID WALK IN TO GET BLAMED. IN MANY, AND THEN COMING OUT HERE AND MAKING HIS POSITION ON THIS IDEA THAT THE DEMOCRATS, THAT NANCY PELOSI IS SAYING HE IS ENGAGED IN A COVERUP MAKING IT CLEAR THAT HE BELIEVES THAT IS JUST NONSENSE. >>CHIP, THE PRESIDENT WHEN HE FIRST CAME OUT SAID THAT HE WALKED HAPPILY INTO THE MEETING AND THAT HE WAS SCHEDULED TO PARTICIPATE IN WITH NANCY POLICY AND OTHER HOUSE LEADERS AND THAT HE SAID HE BECAME AWARE THAT STICKER POLICY HAD SAID ON NATIONAL TELEVISION THAT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IS ENGAGED IN A COVERUP AND SAYS, I DON’T DO COVERUP THEN HE WENT ON TO TALK ABOUT THE MOTOR INVESTIGATION, THE MUELLER REPORT AND HE SAID QUOTE BACK THESE PEOPLE ARE OUT TO GET US. THE BOTTOM LINE, NO COLLUSION. HE THEN PIVOTED AND TALKED ABOUT THE ECONOMY, THE ECONOMY IS DOING WELL, CHIP. THE NUMBERS IN POLL AFTER POLL SHOWS THAT MOST AMERICANS, DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS, BELIEVE THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP, AT SOME POINT, IS RESPONSIBLE OR CAN TAKE CREDIT ON THE NUMBERS, THAT’S WHAT THE POLLS SHOW BUT THE PRESIDENT IS STILL CHOOSING TO REMAIN ON THIS ISSUE BECAUSE I GUESS THE REACTION FROM SPEAKER BELOW SEE. >>Reporter: THAT AND EVEN RENT OUT THE OUT EVEN WITHOUT THE REACTION FROM PELOSI, HE HAD A RAGING TWITTER FEED THIS MORNING ABOUT THE PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT. HE BELIEVES THAT THE DEMOCRATS ARE SIMPLY TRYING TO GET HIM AND TAKE HIM DOWN FOR POLITICAL REASONS BUT THIS IS GOING TO BE AN ISSUE FOR QUITE SOME TIME TO COME. I THINK THAT IS VERY, VERY CLEAR. ON THIS IS GOING TO GO ON BECAUSE THERE IS ENORMOUS PRESSURE FROM NANCY PELOSI FROM OTHER DEMOCRATS TO ENGAGE IN IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS. SHE HAS BEEN RESISTING THAT BECAUSE SHE THINKS IN THE LONG RUN, IT WILL HURT THEM IN THE 2020 ELECTION. SHE WOULD RATHER FOCUS ON DEFEATING HIM AT THE POLLS BUT AT THIS POINT, THE PRESSURE ON HER IS ENORMOUS. WE ARE TOLD THAT IT IS STILL A MINORITY OF THE DEMOCRATS WHO WANT TO PROCEED WITH IMPEACHMENT BUT THEY ARE VERY VOCAL AND THEY ARE REALLY PUSHING VERY HARD. VLAD? >>WE WERE TALKING EARLIER ABOUT THIS MEETING THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN WITH SPEAKER BELOW SEE. AND REBECCA, OUR CAPITOL HILL PRODUCER JUST SENT SOME NOTES AND IT DOVETAILS WITH WHAT YOU WERE SAYING ABOUT THE PERCEPTION AT LEAST OF WHAT THE PRESIDENT WANTED TO PORTRAY DURING THIS MEETING. THE PRESIDENT SAYS ACCORDING TO PEOPLE PARTICIPATING AT THE MEETING, THE PRESIDENT POUTED FOR A FEW MINUTES BEFORE HE WALKED AWAY AND WENT ON TO SAY THAT NANCY PELOSI SAID SOME HORRIBLE THINGS SO IT DOVETAILS ABOUT WHAT YOU WERE SAYING. HAVING THOSE PREPARED MARKS READY TO GO. >>THIS WAS VERY MUCH A PHOTO OP. HE WAS PREPARING FOR THIS YET HE HAD NO INTENTION OF ACTUALLY HAVING A MEETING ON INFRASTRUCTURE THE CHANCES THAT THEY WOULD ACTUALLY REACH A MEETING OF THE MINDS ON INFRASTRUCTURE ARE EXTREMELY SLIM, ANYWAY. THEY HAVE DRAMATICALLY DIFFERENT PLANS ON INFRASTRUCTURE. THEY DON’T REALLY HAVE ANY PLANS THAT COME TOGETHER ON PRESCRIPTION DRUGS, TRADE OR IMMIGRATION, EITHER. SO TO SOME DEGREE, THIS WAS TO TRY TO SHOW THE PUBLIC. IF THAT WAS THE PURPOSE, THEY CERTAINLY FAILED. >>CHIP, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SCRAMBLING AND GETTING ON WITH AS QUICKLY. >>>IF YOU ARE JUST JOINING US, MOMENTS AGO, THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES SCRAMBLED THE PRESS CORPS WITH A SURPRISE APPEARANCE ON THE WHITE HOUSE LAWN. THAT IS WHAT HAPPENED EARLIER. THE PRESIDENT TAKING TO THE PODIUM O’KEEFE. HE’S STANDING BY IN OUR D.C. BUREAU. ED, BREAK THIS DOWN FOR US. THE PRESIDENT WAS MEANT TO SPEAK WITH THESE LEADERS ON INFRASTRUCTURE. THE PRESIDENT SAYING THAT HE CAN’T WORK WITH DEMOCRATS UNTIL THEY GET THESE PHONEY INVESTIGATIONS HE CALLS THEM OVER AND DONE WITH. >>REPORTER: RIGHT. AND WE SHOULD TAKE PEOPLE BACK. IT WAS ABOUT THREE WEEKS AGO WHEN LEADERS PELOSI AND SCHUMER MET ALONE WITH THE PRESIDENT AND CAME OUT OF A MEETING SAYING THAT THEY HAD AN AGREEMENT IN PRINCIPLE TO WORK ON INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING WHICH IS AT THE TOP OF EVERYBODY’S WISH LIST IN THIS TOWN. AND THEY TOLD HIM WE’LL COME BACK TO YOU IN THREE WEEKS, YOU’VE GOTTA HAVE A DETAILED LIST OF WHAT YOU WANT TO DO AND HOW YOU’RE GOING TO PAY FOR IT. WE’VE SEEN THIS BEFORE. THEY ALL GET TOGETHER, THEY HAVE A MEETING, THEY SAY WE’RE GOING TO WORK ON SOMETHING AND IT FALLS APART A FEW WEEKS LATER. WELL, THIS ISN’T FALLING APART TODAY AND THE FIRST SIGNAL OF THAT CAME IN A LETTER THAT HE SENT TO THE DEMOCRATIC LEADERS LAST NIGHT. LET’S LISTEN TO WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY. >>THANKS, ED. WHITE HOUSE FOR A FOLLOWUP MEETING WITH THE PRESIDENT, FOLLOW UP TO A MEETING WE HAD A FEW WEEKS AGO WHERE WE AGREED ON A DOLLAR FIGURE, WHERE WE AGREED ON THE PERCENTAGE OF 80/20 IN TERMS OF RESPONSIBILITY, AND WE DISCUSSED SOME PRIORITIES ABOUT INFRASTRUCTURE. IT WAS FWREED AT THAT TIME THAT WE WOULD — IT WAS AGREED AT THAT TIME THAT WE WOULD RETURN TODAY TO TALK ABOUT HOW WE WOULD COVER THE COST OF SUCH A PROPOSAL. LAST NIGHT, IN THE TIME IN BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT WAS MAKING SOME SOUNDS THAT WOULD QUESTION HOW SERIOUS HE COULD BE IF HE WAS SAYING WHAT HE WAS SAYING, AND LAST NIGHT HE PUT FORTH A LETTER SAYING THAT UNLESS WE PASS THE U.S. MEXICO CANADA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT, THERE WAS NO REASON FOR US TO — YOU KNOW, WE COULDN’T GO FORWARD WITH INFRASTRUCTURE. WE DIDN’T SEE THOSE TWO AS RELATED. BUT THE FACT IS HOPEFUL, OPTIMISTIC AND SEEING THE NECESSITY FOR BIG INFRASTRUCTURE INITIATIVE FOR OUR COUNTRY, WE WENT IN THE SPIRIT OF BIPARTISANSHIP TO FIND COMMON GROUND WITH THE PRESIDENT ON THIS. HE CAME IN THE ROOM, MADE A STATEMENT THAT HE MADE WAS — I WON’T EVEN CHARACTERIZE IT, BUT I WILL SAY THIS, AND WHEN I SAY IT AFTER HE LEFT, THOMAS JEFFERSON WHEN HE WAS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TASKED HIS SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY GALLITIN TO PUT FORTH AN INFRASTRUCTURE PROPOSAL FOR — AN INITIATIVE FOR THE COUNTRY. IT WOULD FOLLOW THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION OF THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE, IT WOULD BE ABOUT — IT WOULD BE ABOUT THE ERIE CANAL, CUMBERLAND ROAD, THINGS LIKE THAT TO BUILD INTO AMERICA. 100 YEARS LATER — 100 YEARS LATER TEDDY ROOSEVELT DID HIS INFRASTRUCTURE BIG INITIATIVE AND IT WAS CALLED THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE, THE GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE OF AMERICA. WE HAD HOPED THAT WE COULD GIVE THIS PRESIDENT AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE A SIGNATURE INFRASTRUCTURE INITIATIVE TO CREATE JOBS, TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE, TO JUST DO SO MUCH FOR OUR COUNTRY ON THE ONGOING — NOT ONLY THE JOBS IT CREATED BY BUILDING, BUT THE COMMERCE IT WOULD PROMOTE. AND THAT INCLUDED ROADS AND BRIDGES AND MASS TRANSIT TRANSIT — WELL, NET — BROADBAND INTERRURAL AMERICA AND OTHER UNDERSERVED AREAS, CLEAN WATER, WASTE WATER, ALL OF THE THINGS THAT HAVE ENORMOUS NEEDS, THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEER SAYS IT’S IN THE TRILLIONS, THE DEFICIT WE HAVE, WE’RE TALKING A COUPLE BILLION DOLLARS. FOR SOME REASON, MAYBE IT WAS LACK OF CONFIDENCE ON HIS PART THAT HE REALLY COULDN’T COME — MATCH THE GREATNESS OF THE CHALLENGE THAT WE HAVE, WASN’T REALLY RESPECTFUL OF THE CONGRESS AND THE WHITE HOUSE WORKING TOGETHER. HE JUST TOOK A PASS, AND IT JUST MAKES ME WONDER WHY HE DID THAT. IN ANY EVENT, I PRAY FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, AND I PRAY FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. I’M PLEASED TO YIELD NOW TO THE DISTINGUISHED DEMOCRATIC LEADER OF THE SENATE, MR. SCHUMER. >>WELL, THANK YOU, SPEAKER PELOSI. AND TO WATCH WHAT HAPPENED IN THE WHITE HOUSE WOULD MAKE YOUR JAW DROP. WE DEMOCRATS BELIEVE IN INFRASTRUCTURE. WE BELIEVE OUR ROADS AND BRIDGES NEED REPAIR. WE BELIEVE THAT RURAL AMERICA AS WELL AS INNER CITY AMERICA NEEDS BROADBAND. WE BELIEVE THAT TO BRING CLEAN NEW ENERGY AROUND THE COUNTRY WE NEED A POWER GRID MODERNIZED AND UPDATED. WE BELIEVE IN MODERNIZING OUR TRANSPORTATION FLEET WITH ELECTRIC CARS. WE BELIEVE IN ALL THESE THINGS. AND SO DESPITE SIGNALS IN THE PREVIOUS FEW WEEKS THAT HE MIGHT NOT BE SERIOUS, WE WENT FORWARD. WE CAME HERE VERY SERIOUSLY. THE PRESIDENT ASKED IN HIS LETTER LAST NIGHT WHERE WOULD DEMOCRATS SPEND THE MONEY ON INFRASTRUCTURE? I WAS PREPARED TO GIVE HIM A 35- PAGE PLAN DETAILING THIS IN ALL THE AREAS I MENTIONED AND MORE THAT HAD THE BROAD SUPPORT OF SENATE AND HOUSE DEMOCRATS. WE WERE INTERESTED. WE ARE INTERESTED IN DOING INFRASTRUCTURE. IT’S CLEAR THE PRESIDENT ISN’T. HE IS LOOKING FOR EVERY EXCUSE, WHETHER IT WAS LET’S DO TRADE FIRST OR WHETHER IT WAS HE’S NOT GOING TO PAY FOR ANY FUNDING OR WHETHER TODAY THERE ARE INVESTIGATIONS GOING ON. HELLO. THERE WERE INVESTIGATIONS GOING ON THREE WEEKS AGO WHEN WE MET, AND HE STILL MET WITH US. BUT NOW THAT HE WAS FORCED TO SAY ACTUALLY HOW HE’D PAY FOR IT, HE HAD TO RUN AWAY, AND HE CAME UP WITH THIS PREPLANNED EXCUSE. AND ONE FINAL POINT. IT’S CLEAR THAT THIS WAS NOT A SPONTANEOUS MOVE ON THE PRESIDENT’S PART. IT WAS PLANNED. WHEN WE GOT IN THE ROOM, THE CURTAINS WERE CLOSED, THE PRESIDENT — THERE WAS A PLACE FOR HIM AT THE FRONT SO HE COULD STAND AND ATTEMPT TO TELL US WHY HE WOULDN’T DO INFRASTRUCTURE, AND OF COURSE THEN HE WENT TO THE ROSE GARDEN WITH PREPARED SIGNS THAT HAD BEEN PRINTED UP LONG BEFORE OUR MEETING. WE WANT THE PRESIDENT TO DO INFRASTRUCTURE. WE WANT OUR CONGRESS TO PERFORM ITS CONSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND CREATE JOBS, CREATE INCOME, CREATE WEALTH FOR THE AVERAGE AMERICAN. WE CAN DO BOTH. IT’S CLEAR THE PRESIDENT DOESN’T WANT TO DO ANY OF THAT. >>JUST TO ADD THIS ONE THING THAT WE HAD A VERY DISTINGUISHED DELEGATION TO THE CONGRESS, VERY POWERFUL HOUSE AND SENATE — AS YOU CAN SEE DISTINGUISHED LEADER ON THE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE, SENATOR PATTY MURRAY, MR. CARPER, THE RANKING MEMBER ON THE COMMITTEE OF JURISDICTION THAT OVERSEES SOME OF WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT HERE, RICHIE NEIL, THE CHAIR OF THE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE IN THE HOUSE, OUR DISTINGUISHED DEMOCRATIC LEADER IN THE HOUSE STENY HOYER. >>DICK DURBIN. >>WHERE IS DICK DURBIN? IS HE THIS WAY? THE SENATE WHIP, WHAT WE CALL ASSISTANT, WHATEVER THE TITLE IS IN THE SENATE. >>NUMBER TWO. >>DEBBIE STABENOW OF MICHIGAN, A LEADER ON ALL OF THESE ISSUES ON HER COMMITTEE IN THE CONGRESS, OUR ASSISTANT SPEAKER MR. BENRAY LUJON OF NEW MEXICO, DISTINGUISHED WHIP OF THE HOUSE, DEMOCRATIC WHIP OF THE HOUSE, MR. CLYBURN, THE CHAIR OF THE — I LOVE SAYING CHAIR, THE CHAIR OF THE TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE APPROPRIATE TO THIS DISCUSSION MR. DEFAZIO AND THE TOP DEMOCRAT ON THE FINANCE COMMITTEE IN THE UNITED STATES SENATOR RON WYDEN. SO WE CAME WITH HEFT, WITH COMMITMENT, WITH KNOWLEDGE WITH HOPEFULLY A SHARED VISION OF CREATING THIS GREAT JOBS INITIATIVE FOR OUR COUNTRY AND SPIRIT OF PRESIDENT EISENHOWER WHEN HE INSTITUTED THE HIGHWAY — THE INTERSTATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM. IT WAS IMPORTANT FOR JOBS AND MOBILITY, IT WAS A NATIONAL SECURITY INITIATIVE, AND IT WAS BIPARTISAN. LYNDON JOHNSON AND SAM RAYBURN IN THE HOUSE AND SENATE, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, DWIGHT EISENHOWER, WE HAD HOPED THAT WE COULD DO SOMETHING COMPARABLE. UNFORTUNATELY THE PRESIDENT ISN’T READY FOR THAT. THANK YOU, ALL, VERY MUCH. >>ALL RIGHT. YOU’VE BEEN LISTENING TO HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI ALONG WITH A GROUP OF VERY POWERFUL DEMOCRATS APPEARING THERE BEFORE THE PRESS. LET’S GO BACK TO ED O’KEEFE WHO’S STANDING BY IN WASHINGTON D.C. WHILE WE WAIT FOR OUR CHIEF CONGRESSIONAL CORRESPONDENT NANCY CORDES TO GET MICED UP. ED, YOU HAD SOME INTERESTING REPORTING BECAUSE SPEAKER PELOSI DID NOT EVEN WANT TO CHARACTERIZE WHAT HAPPENED IN THE MEETING, YOU AND REBECCA KAPLAN, OUR PRODUCER HAVE SOME NUGGETS OF WHAT TOOK PLACE. WHY DON’T YOU RECOUNT THEM FOR OUR AUDIENCE? >>REPORTER: BASICALLY THIS WAS A 20-MINUTE MEETING, BUT FIVE OF IT — THREE OF IT, REALLY, INVOLVED BEING IN THE ROOM TOGETHER. DEMOCRATS ARE SAYING THEY WERE LEFT IN A ROOM. LEADER SCHUMER DESCRIBED IT AS ONE WITH THE SHADES DRAWN FOR 15 MINUTES WAITING FOR A PRESIDENT WHO WAS LATE. HE CAME IN FOR THREE MINUTES, WALKED IN, DIDN’T SHAKE ANYONE’S HANDS ACCORDING TO A PERSON FAMILIAR WITH WHAT WENT ON OR SIT IN HIS SEAT. HE SAID HE WANTS TO WORK ON INFRASTRUCTURE. HE WANTS TO WORK ON PASSING THE USMCA OR THE NEW NAFTA, THE FARM BILL AND OTHER THINGS, BUT, FRANKLY, HE SAID, SPEAKER PELOSI — HE COULDN’T BELIEVE THAT SHE HAD HELD THAT MEETING WITH DEMOCRATS AT 9:00 A.M. THIS MORNING TO TALK ABOUT IMPEACHMENT OR AN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY, AND HE SAYS YOU GUYS HAVE TO SORT THIS OUT FIRST BEFORE WE CAN WORK ON THESE OTHER THINGS. THIS WAS THE FOLLOWUP MEETING TO SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED ON MAY 1, THREE WEEKS AGO WHERE PELOSI, SCHUMER AND THE PRESIDENT MET TO DISCUSS INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE POSSIBILITY OF LAUNCHING ON WHAT EVERYONE IN WASHINGTON WANTS TO WORK ON, AND THAT IS A MASSIVE INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING PROGRAM. THE DEMOCRATS WALKED OUT OF THERE AND SAID GREAT MEETING, THE PRESIDENT PROMISES TO GET BACK TO US IN THREE WEEKS WITH A PLAN TO PAY FOR THIS. THEY WENT BACK TO THE CAPITOL AND IMMEDIATEY REPUBLICANS STARTED TO SAY, WELL, I DON’T KNOW HOW YOU PAY FOR IT WITHOUT EITHER, YOU KNOW, CUTTING OTHER GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS OR, YOU KNOW, CUTTING TAXES OR SOMETHING. AND SO CLEARLY IT WAS ALREADY DEAD ON ARRIVAL. LAST NIGHT AHEAD OF THIS MEETING, THE PRESIDENT SENDS A LETTER TO SPEAKER PELOSI AND LEADER SCHUMER SAYING I WANTS TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT INFRASTRUCTURE TOMORROW, BUT FIRST I WANT CONGRESS TO PASS THE USMCA, THIS NEW TRADE DEAL WITH MEXICO AND CANADA. ONCE WE GET THROUGH THAT, THEN WE CAN TALK ABOUT INFRASTRUCTURE. THAT’S A CLASSIC NEGOTIATING TACTIC DONE BY A PRESIDENT AND CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS OF ANOTHER PARTY. I HAVE ONE PRIORITY, YOU HAVE ONE PRIORITY, WE HAVE A SHARED PRIORITY, LET’S GET MINE OUT OF THE WAY FIRST AND THEN WE’LL WORK ON THE OTHER ONE. INSTEAD TODAY HE AMPLIFIED IT BY GOING AFTER THEM REGARDING THE POSSIBILITY OF AN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY BY HOUSE DEMOCRATS. AND HIS CHIP REID POINTED OUT EARLIER WHILE STANDING IN THE ROSE GARDEN, THE WHITE HOUSE CLEARLY WAS PREPARED FOR THIS BECAUSE HE ALREADY HAD THE SIGNAGE MADE UP DESCRIBING THE COST AND THE SIZE AND THE SCOPE OF THE MUELLER REPORT. SO IN ESSENCE HE SET UP THE DEMOCRATS FOR THIS. THEY PROBABLY KNEW THAT COMING IN BECAUSE FRANKLY THEY’VE HAD SO MANY OTHER MEETINGS LIKE THIS WITH HIM IN RECENT MONTHS. BUT LET THERE BE NO MISTAKE, VLAD, WHILE THIS CITY, WHILE PEOPLE IN WASHINGTON WOULD LIKE TO BE ABLE TO WORK ON DUAL TRACKS, LEGISLATION AND CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT, THE PRESIDENT IS MAKING CLEAR ONLY ONE AT A TIME, AND THIS PROBABLY ANSWERS THE QUESTION THAT MANY HAD AFTER LAST FALL’S ELECTIONS, CAN WASHINGTON DO BOTH AT THE SAME TIME, AND THE ANSWER IS AT LEAST FOR NOW, NO, THEY CAN’T. IF ANYONE IS EXPECTING SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATION OF ANY KIND TO GET PASSED IN WASHINGTON, IT’S JUST NOT GOING TO HAPPEN IF THE WHITE HOUSE KEEPS THIS UP. >>ED O’KEEFE, STAND BY. I WANT TO BRING IN NANCY CORDES. NANCY, SO TO ED’S POINT ABOUT WHAT THE PRESIDENT CALLED THE INVESTIGATION TRACK OR THE INFRASTRUCTURE TRACK, HE SAYS YOU KNOW WE’RE THE INVESTMENT TRACK IN ANOTHER INSTANCE HE CALLED IT, THE INVESTMENT TRACK OR THE INVESTIGATION TRACK. THE PRESIDENT IS SAYING NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. I WONDER TO THE SAME POINT THAT NOW THE DEMOCRATIC LEADERS THERE AND OUR REPORTING BEARS THIS OUT THAT THIS MAY HAVE BEEN A SETUP BY THE PRESIDENT GIVEN THAT HE HAD PREPARED MARKS AND — PREPARED REMARKS AND A PREPARED SIGN THAT NANCY PELOSI BEING AS STRATEGIC AS SHE IS BY MAKING THOSE COMMENTS EARLIER THIS MORNING MUST HAVE KNOWN THAT THE PRESIDENT WAS GOING TO REACT TO HER SAYING SO STRONGLY THAT SHE BELIEVES THE PRESIDENT ENGAGED IN A COVERUP. I WONDER WHAT YOU’RE HEARING FROM HER OFFICE. >>REPORTER: ABSOLUTELY. I MEAN, THERE’S NO REASON SHE HAD TO SAY THAT THIS MORNING JUST A FEW HOURS BEFORE SHE WAS SET TO MEET WITH THE PRESIDENT. THERE ARE ANY NUMBER OF THINGS SHE COULD HAVE INSTEAD, NOBODY PUSHED HER TO SAY IT. SHE WAS VERY DELIBERATE AND THIS IS SOMEONE WHO THINKS A LOT ABOUT HER MESSAGE AHEAD OF TIME. SO CLEARLY IT WAS DESIGNED TO TWEAK THE PRESIDENT, AND, YOU KNOW, WE’VE SEEN THIS MOVE BY THE DEMOCRATS MULTIPLE TIMES BECAUSE, FRANKLY, IF THE PRESIDENT BLOWS OFF A MEETING LIKE THIS, IF TOP AIDES BLOW OFF HEARINGS THAT THEY’RE SCHEDULED TO APPEAR AT, IT DOES PLAY INTO DEMOCRATS’ HANDS IN ONE WAY WHICH IS THAT THEY CAN SAY, LOOK, HERE IS AN ADMINISTRATION IN DISARRAY, THAT CAN’T CHEW GUM AND WALK AT THE SAME TIME, THAT IS ACTIVELY OBSTRUCTING JUSTICE, THIS IS THE DEMOCRATIC ARGUMENT, BY FAILING TO SHOW UP, BY FAILING TO REACT TO CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT AND RESPECT A CO- EQUAL BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT. SO THIS IS CLEARLY VERY STRATEGIC ON DEMOCRATS’ PARTS. AND THE REALITY FOR THE WHITE HOUSE IS, AND ED TOUCHED ON THIS, IS THAT THE CHANCES THAT THE WHITE HOUSE AND DEMOCRATS WERE EVER GOING TO AGREE ON A MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR INFRASTRUCTURE PACKAGE WAS ALWAYS QUITE SLIM BECAUSE THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS IN HOW YOU PAY FOR IT. AND REPUBLICANS ON CAPITOL HILL WERE ALWAYS GOING TO GIVE THE WHITE HOUSE AN EAR FULL IF IT DIDN’T FIND SOME WAY TO OFFSET ALL THAT SPENDING. AND THE WAY THE WHITE HOUSE WOULD WANT TO OFFSET THAT SPENDING PROBABLY WOULD NOT SIT WELL WITH DEMOCRATS. SO WHEN THE PRESIDENT BLEW UP THIS MEETING TODAY AND SAYS IT’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN, HE SORT OF SERVING DUAL PURPOSES AS WELL BECAUSE HE BASICALLY KILLS AN INITIATIVE THAT PROBABLY WAS GOING TO END UP GETTING STUCK IN THE END ANYWAY. >>REPORTER: EXACTLY. >>GO AHEAD, JUMP IN, ED. >>REPORTER: NO. AND NANCY IS EXACTLY RIGHT. HE’S AVOIDING A FIGHT WITH HIS OWN PARTY OVER AN ISSUE THAT EVERYONE WANTS TO WORK ON WHICH IS INFRASTRUCTURE BECAUSE THE FIGHT HAVE WITH FELLOW REPUBLICANS IS HOW DO YOU PAY FOR IT. HE CLEARLY WANTS THIS. HE WANTS HIGHWAYS BUILT AND BRIDGES BUILT AND AIRPORTS BUILT, PROBABLY IN THE BACK OF HIS MIND HE’S HOPING THAT HIS NAME IS ON ONE OF THEM ONE DAY, BUT HE JUST CAN’T GET REPUBLICANS TO AGREE TO PAY FOR IT. AND ANOTHER SIGN THEY’RE NOT SERIOUS ABOUT THIS, THE WHITE HOUSE, NOT FOR NOTHING IS THE LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS DIRECTOR QUIT THIS WEEK, THE PERSON WHO’S RESPONSIBLE FOR ACTUALLY SITTING DOWN WITH CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS OF SORTING OUT THE DETAILS, SHAKIRA KNIGHT ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY SHE’S LEAVING. SO THEY DON’T EVEN HAVE SOMEONE AT THE WHITE HOUSE PREPARED TO DO THIS, TO DEAL WITH THE DIRTY DETAILS OF PUTTING TOGETHER AN INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN. SO THE PRESIDENT GOES BACK TO WHAT HE’S BEST AT DOING WHICH IS TALKING ABOUT THE MUELLER REPORT AND HOW HE’S BEING VICTIMIZED BY DEMOCRATS >>YOU KNOW, ED RAISES A GOOD POINT, NANCY, BECAUSE IT WAS INTERESTING TO HEAR NANCY PELOSI USING SOME OF THESE HISTORICAL REFERENCES. SHE TALKED ABOUT THOMAS JEFFERSON AND ROBERT GALLITIN AND THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITIONS. SHE TALKED ABOUT TEDDY ROOSEVELT AND HIS PLAN FOR OUR GREAT NATIONAL PARKS. AND SHE SAID — I DON’T THINK I’VE EVER HEARD HER SAY SOMETHING LIKE THIS, BUT SHE HOPED THAT SHE WOULD BE ABLE TO SOME LEVEL OF INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN THAT WOULD HAVE HIS NAME ASSOCIATED WITH SOMETHING LIKE THOMAS JEFFERSON AND TEDDY ROOSEVELT AND LBJ AND SAM RAYBURN, AND CHUCK SCHUMER SAID HE HAD A 35-PAGE, YOU KNOW, REPORT OF THE STUFF THEY COULD WORK ON. I DIDN’T SEE THAT, BUT MAYBE HE HAD IT IN HIS HAND. >>REPORTER: YEAH. >>IT DOES SOUND AS IF THEY AT LEAST HAVE AN IDEA OF WHAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO SEE, BUT AS ED POINTS OUT, AND AS SPEAKER PELOSI POINTED OUT, OR MAYBE IT WAS SENATOR SCHUMER, THE PRESIDENT DOESN’T WANT TO PAY FOR IT. >>REPORTER: RIGHT. I MEAN, DETAILS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A BIG PROBLEM FOR THIS WHITE HOUSE, UNLESS IT IS A REAL PET ISSUE TO SOMEONE LIKE STEPHEN MILLER, SOMETHING LIKE IMMIGRATION. OFTEN THE PRESIDENT WILL COME OUT AND MAKE THESE VERY LOFTY PROMISES. REMEMBER HOW HE PROMISED THAT THEY WERE WORKING ON A HEALTHCARE REFORM PLAN AND THEN WAS BASICALLY FORCED TO ADMIT, OH, ACTUALLY, NEVER MIND, IT’S COMING IN 2020 AFTER THE ELECTION. OFTEN THE NITTY-GRITTY, THE HARD WORK OF ACTUALLY CRAFTING LEGISLATION AND WORKING THROUGH ALL THE PAY-FORS IS VERY DIFFICULT FOR THIS WHITE HOUSE, AND THAT WAS PROBABLY GOING TO BE THE CASE TODAY. THE DEMOCRATS HAD A VERY DETAILED PLAN BECAUSE THIS IS SOMETHING THAT THEY HAVE BEEN THINKING AND TALKING ABOUT FOR A WHILE AND THE WHITE HOUSE WAS COMING TO THE TABLE WITHOUT THE SAME LEVEL OF DETAIL. AND SPEAKER PELOSI HAS BEEN ABLE TO GET THE BETTER OF THE PRESIDENT BEFORE BECAUSE SHE HAS A MUCH BETTER COMMAND OF THE DETAILS THAN HE DOES. I TOO WAS STRUCK, VLAD, AS YOU POINTED OUT BY HER LANGUAGE IN THIS — I CAN’T SAY IT’S A PRESS CONFERENCE BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T TAKE ANY QUESTIONS, BUT THIS PRESS AVAILABILITY WHEN SHE TALKED ABOUT THESE GREAT MEN, THOMAS JEFFERSON AND THE LIKE. CLEARLY THE MESSAGE SHE WAS TRYING TO SEND IS THAT THOSE WERE GREAT MEN WHO ROSE ABOVE POLITICS WHEN NECESSARY AND THEY’RE DEALING WITH SOMEONE WHO ISN’T ABLE TO SET SOME OF THESE SMALLER ISSUES ASIDE AND DO THE IMPORTANT WORK THAT IS REQUIRED FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. >>AND REMEMBER, VLAD, THAT’S NOT LIP SERVICE. THIS IS SOMEONE WHO WHO HAS SPOKEN OVER THE COURSE OF HER LEADERSHIP OF THE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS SPOKE FOR THE INSTITUTION OF THE PRESIDENCY, DESPITE DISAGREEMENTS WITH GEORGE W. BUSH BACK IN THE DAY, SHE ALWAYS SAID SHE HAD PROFOUND RESPECT FOR THE INSTITUTION. SAME IN THIS CASE. AND SHE SAID IN INTERVIEWS WITH US AND OTHER OUTLETS THAT YOU HAVE TO RESPECT THE PRESIDENCY IS TESTIFY. SO TALKING ABOUT JEFFERSON AND SAYING THAT SHE’S PRAYING FOR THE PRESIDENT IS TOTALLY CONSISTENT WITH HER CHARACTER, NOT JUST SOMETHING SHE WOULD SAY TODAY IN A PATRONIZING WAY. IT SPEAKS TO HER PROFOUND BELIEF THAT THERE’S GOTTA BE A WAY FOR THE PRESIDENT AND CONGRESS TO WORK TOGETHER. >>SO, NANCY, TO THAT AND TO SOME OF THE BACK AND FORTH THAT WE’VE SEEN BETWEEN THE CONGRESS AND NOW THE WHITE HOUSE, I WONDER IF THIS IS A GAME OF CHICKEN IN THE SENSE THAT NOW PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS RATCHETED UP THE TENSION. THERE ARE A NUMBER OF DEMOCRATS, YOU AND I SPOKE EARLIER ABOUT THAT ARE CALLING TO BEGIN AN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY, NOT IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS, BUT AN INQUIRY INTO IMPEACHMENT. THE PRESIDENT ESSENTIALLY SAYING THAT HE CAN’T WORK ON INVESTMENT OR INFRASTRUCTURE UNLESS THE INVESTIGATIONS ARE OVER. THE HOUSE SAYING THAT THEY’RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO DO THEIR — WHAT THEY CALL THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY TO INVESTIGATE. SO NOW I WONDER IF THE PRESIDENT HAS THROWN IT BACK IN THEIR COURT THAT THEY SAY, LOOK, WE NOW HAVE EVEN MORE COVER TO GO DOWN THIS PATH, THIS INQUIRY THAT SOME MEMBERS ARE CALLING FOR WITH REGARDS TO SPEAKER PELOSI. >>REPORTER: RIGHT. I MEAN, LOOK, IN SOME WAYS THE PRESIDENT IS BEING UTTERLY CONSISTENT. HE ISN’T ALWAYS CONSISTENT, BUT IN THIS CASE HE SAID RIGHT AFTER THE 2018 MIDTERM ELECTIONS MULTIPLE TIMES, INCLUDING IN PRESS CONFERENCES THAT DEMOCRATS HAVE TO CHOOSE, THAT THEY CAN EITHER INVESTIGATE HIM OR THEY CAN WORK WITH HIM, BUT HE’S NOT GOING TO DO BOTH. SO IN A WAY HE’S JUST KIND OF RETURNING TO THAT PRINCIPLE AND FACT THAT HE WAS WILLING TO MEET AND TALK WITH HIM ABOUT INFRASTRUCTURE MAY HAVE BEEN AN ABERRATION IN THE FIRST PLACE BECAUSE NOW HE IS RE’S SETTERING THAT MESSAGE THAT HE WILL NOT — REASSERTING THAT MESSAGE THAT HE WILL NOT WORK WITH DEMOCRATS IF THEY ARE GOING TO PURSUE INVESTIGATIONS. THE PROBLEM, THE FLAW WITH THAT LOGIC, HOWEVER, IS HE ACTUALLY DOES NEED DEMOCRATS TO PUSH THROUGH HIS TOP AGENDAS, THINGS LIKE TRADE, THINGS LIKE A BUDGET AGREEMENT. HE IS GOING TO NEED SOME DEMOCRATIC COOPERATION. SO HE CAN’T TURN HIS BACK ON THEM ENTIRELY. YES, I DO THINK YOU’RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT, HOWEVER, THAT IT GIVES DEMOCRATS BROADER LEEWAY TO CONDUCT THESE INVESTIGATIONS. BUT THERE IS ALWAYS THE RISK, AND THIS IS WHY PELOSI AND OTHER LONG-TIME DEMOCRATS WHO LIVED THROUGH THE CLINTON IMPEACHMENT ARE SO WARY OF GOING BACK THERE AGAIN. YOU KNOW, AS POLITICIZED AS THINGS ARE ALREADY HERE ON THE HILL, AS SOON AS YOU START TALKING ABOUT IMPEACHMENT, WHETHER IT’S AN INQUIRY OR PROCEEDINGS OR ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT, WHATEVER IT IS, THAT IS LIKE A HAND GRENADE THROWN INTO THE MIDDLE OF EVERYTHING THAT IS TAKING PLACE ON CAPITOL HILL, AND THAT CREATES A WHOLE NEW LEVEL OF POLITICAL TENSION. AND SO THAT IS SORT OF THE THIRD RAIL THAT MANY DEMOCRATS, EVEN THE ONES — MANY OF THEM WHO I SPOKE TO AFTER THIS MEETING THIS MORNING SAID THEY’RE JUST NOT READY TO GO THERE YET, AND THEY ARE STILL IN THE MAJORITY. >>YOU KNOW, ED AND NANCY, THE OTHER LANGUAGE THAT NANCY PELOSI USED IS SHE SAID THAT SHE IS PRAYING FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP. AND I THOUGHT THAT WAS SORT OF INTERESTING TOO. I KNOW WE DO KNOW THAT SHE IS A STRONG CATHOLIC. >>REPORTER: RIGHT. >>SHE REGULARLY ATTENDS CHURCH. I THOUGHT THAT LANGUAGE WAS INTERESTING TOO. JUST BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT GENERALLY USES LANGUAGE THAT IS MEANT TO BULLY, AND IN THIS CASE — AND SPEAKER PELOSI IS KNOWN FOR DOING THE SAME, BUT IN THIS CASE SHE USED SORT OF, YOU KNOW, A CHRISTIAN SENTIMENT. >>REPORTER: RIGHT. I THINK THAT DEMOCRATS FEEL THAT THEY BENEFIT FROM APPEARING TO BE THE ADULT IN THE ROOM AND NOT STORMING OFF AND NOT GETTING OVERLY EMOTIONAL. AND SO PELOSI HAS SAID THAT MULTITIMES IN — MULTIPLE TIMES IN THE PASS. SHE SAID THE OTHER DAY IN AN INTERVIEW SHE BELIEVES SHE RESPECTS THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENCY MORE THAN PRESIDENT TRUMP DOES. AND MAKE NO MISTAKE, THAT’S SORT OF APPEARING TO BE THE RELUCTANT LEADER, BEING DRAGGED IN THE DIRECTION OF IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS WORKS FOR HER POLITICALLY BECAUSE SHE GETS TO LOOK AS IF SHE IS BEING VERY DELIBERATE ABOUT ALL OF THIS, NOT RUSHING TO JUDGMENT. BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, WHETHER IT’S IN A MONTH OR A YEAR, IF SHE DOES COME AROUND, IF SHE DOES RESPOND TO GROWING CALLS FROM HER CAUCUS TO PURSUE AN INQUIRY OR IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS, SHE WILL THEN BE ABLE TO SAY, LOOK, THIS WASN’T — I WASN’T PLAYING POLITICS, I WAS HOLDING OUT AS LONG AS I COULD, I HOPED THAT WE COULD AVOID THIS, BUT NOW WE CAN’T. SO, YOU KNOW, THERE IS SOME POLITICAL BENEFIT TO PELOSI TO HAVING A VERY VOCAL MINORITY IN HER CAUCUS RIGHT NOW, CHANTING IMPEACHMENT, IMPEACHMENT, IMPEACHMENT, AND BEING THE RELUCTANT LEADER WHO’S SAYING, NO, I’M HOLDING OUT. >>MEANWHILE, BEFORE WE WRAP THIS UP, LET’S JUST TALK BRIEFLY ABOUT SOMETHING THAT THE PRESIDENT KEPT HITTING ON DURING HIS REMARKS AND SOMETHING THAT HE’S BEEN HITTING ON TWITTER FOR QUITE SOME TIME, THE NUMBERS ON THE ECONOMY. AND WE HAVE SOME NEW CBS POLLING OUT ON THE ECONOMY THAT SUPPORTS WHAT HE SAYS WHICH IS THAT THE ECONOMY IS DOING WELL BY ALL ACCOUNTS AND THAT DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS ALIKE DO BELIEVE THAT HE IN PART IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT. >>REPORTER: YEAH. THOSE ARE INTERESTING NUMBERS AND HIS NUMBERS HAVE ACTUALLY — HIS OVERALL APPROVAL RATINGS HAVE REBOUNDED SINCE LAST SUMMER, IN PART BECAUSE ALL SIDES OF THE AISLE ESSENTIALLY ARE GIVING HIM CREDIT FOR HIS PERFORMANCE ON THE ECONOMY. BUT YOU LOOK BEYOND THAT ISSUE WHICH IS KIND OF INDISPUTABLE THESE DAYS THAT THE ECONOMY IS IN GOOD SHAPE, HE’S UNDER WATER WHEN IT COMES TO TRADE AND IMMIGRATION WHICH ARE TWO OTHER OF HIS SIGNATURE ISSUES OR AT LEAST ONES HE LIKES TO TALK ABOUT A LOT. AND DEEPER IN THE NUMBERS, A LOT OF PEOPLE — I FORGOT THE PERCENTAGE EXACTLY CONCERNED THAT HE HAS PROFITED PERSONALLY BY VIRTUE OF BEING PRESIDENT, THAT HIS FAMILY CONTINUES TO, YOU KNOW, REAP PROFITS FROM THE FACT THAT HE’S IN THE WHITE HOUSE, AND THAT SPEAKS TO SOME OF THE JUSTIFICATION THAT DEMOCRATS BELIEVE THEY HAVE IN CONTINUING TO PURSUE QUESTIONS ABOUT HIS FAMILY’S COMPANY’S RELATIONSHIP WITH THE GOVERNMENT AND WITH FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS AND OTHER ENTITIES THAT ARE TRYING TO DO BUSINESS WITH THE ADMINISTRATION. BUT, YOU KNOW, AND THIS ALSO SPEAKS TO ANOTHER FRUSTRATION, VLAD, THAT REPUBLICANS HAVE, THE ECONOMY IS HUMMING. UNEMPLOYMENT IS AT A RECORD LOCAL, GDP IS GROWING. WHY ISN’T HE TALKING EVERY SINGLE DAY ABOUT THAT AND FOCUSING ON THAT. HAVING A MEETING TODAY ON THE TRADE AGREEMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE, INSTEAD OF FALLING BACK ON THIS DISCUSSION ABOUT THE MUELLER REPORT. AND, AGAIN, IT SPEAKS TO THE FACT THAT HIS WHITE HOUSE, AS NANCY SAID, IS ILL-EQUIPPED TO HAVE THESE KINDS OF CONVERSATIONS AND HE DOESN’T WANT TO HAVE A FIGHT WITH FELLOW REPUBLICANS OVER HOW TO PAY FOR AN AMBITIOUS INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN. SO, YOU KNOW, IN SOME WAYS HE’S DOING GREAT, IN OTHER WAYS THERE ARE STILL REAL PROBLEMS FOR HIM, HIS ADMINISTRATION AND REPUBLICANS. >>THIS IS — YOU KNOW, EVERY TIME YOU THINK IT CAN’T GET ANY MORE INTERESTING, IT DOES. AND I’M SO LUCKY THAT I HAVE THE TWO OF YOU — >>REPORTER: I’M OFF. >>WE LOST ED. WE DO HAVE NANCY STANDING BY. I WANT TO THANK YOU SINCE YOU CAN HEAR ME. ED, THANK YOU. >>REPORTER: HE APPRECIATES THE COMPLIMENT. I’LL TELL HIM ABOUT IT. >>THANKS, NANCY, WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT. >>REPORTER: SURE. >>WE’RE GOING TO TAKE A QUICK BREAK. WE’RE GOING TO BREAK ALL THIS STUFF DOWN THAT WE’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT OVER THE LAST 40 MINUTES OR SO. STICK AROUND, YOU’RE WATCHING CBS NEWS, CBSN, ALWAYS ON. >>> WE’RE GOING TO TAKE A QUICK BREAK. WHEN WE COME BACK REENA NINAN WILL GET YOU CAUGHT UP ON

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100 thoughts on “Hope of bipartisanship fades as Trump ends Pelosi, Schumer meeting over “cover-up” comment”

  • A Lesson for democrats.  How a Bill Becomes a Law:
    STEP 1: The Creation of a Bill. Members of the House or Senate draft, sponsor and introduce
    bills for consideration by Congress. …
    STEP 2: Committee Action. …
    STEP 3: Floor Action. …
    STEP 4: Vote. …
    STEP 5: Conference Committees. …
    STEP 6: Presidential Action. …
    STEP 7: The Creation of a Law.
    Bullies Schumer & Pelosi — DO YOUR JOB. Bring a bill to the President for the good of America.

  • It's the Chuck and Nancy clown show ! The Democrats must hate America because they are so unbelievably pathetic !

  • Cbs is FAKE NEWS and the domocrats are braindead, and obstructionists!!!
    Vote all red in 2020! Our GREAT country depends on it!!!

  • YOU NEVER PLANED ON DOING ANYTHING WITH HIM,I WOULDNT WANT TO LOOK AT YOU LIERS EITHER.WHAT COME AROUND GOES AROUND ,AND ITS GOING TO COME BACK AT YOU!!!!!

  • NPCs U Can’t Laugh _____ Bahahaha says:

    Pelosis needs help.
    Someone get her a brain scan and a better fitting set of dentures

  • Yarleny Godoy says:

    So let me have a press conference and throw a fit …..because the dems were being mean to me….seriously 😐

  • famousmonster369 Beetlegeuse says:

    okay gammy okay gampy, go take your naps. hey chuck your gonna drop your reading glasses grampa

  • Silver Eagle says:

    Democrats are scared….the truth about the democratic and media collusion of the 2016 elections will start soon!

  • Pelosi how about getting things done for the American people…? This Russia NONSENSE has been going on and is as the CNN talking head said in private, "a nothing burger" Democrats are losing the American people for many years to come.

  • Chuck Schumer with his glasses at the end of his nose is a CLOWN. Schumer is all about stone walling any progress be it in NY or any where else is the country.

  • Schumer and Pelosi both supported invading Iraq. They want endless war just like they want endless investigations. CLOWN PARTY.

  • Believe in Yourself says:

    Trump is right. Solve this rubbish investigation first.
    14:55 That anchor guy is also a pencil neck.

  • Amanda Berry says:

    A year before election starting to talk about Impeachment makes a helluva lot of sense. Then we can be led by a bigger zealot in the vp until the elections.😦 Talk about ludicrous sh#! rolling downhill. Smh😒

  • Sweet Melissa says:

    🤔..how about politicians are paid after "we the people " are satisfied 😞 …and not one moment before and stop the drama!!

  • Hey Trump….We don't care about your personal problems…. Go on and do with the job you are paid to do…. Don't sacrifice American Tax Payer's jobs for the mess that you yourself have created. You already sacrificed them by shutting down the Government….. Enough said!

  • How does one cover up a crime that that he didn't commit?
    Yet the Demonrat party is projecting their crime of attempting a "Coup D'etat" and accusing the President of the very crime they committed…. DAMN!!
    DEMOCRATS… PARTY OF TREASON!!!

  • Jordanzillia _YT says:

    The worst President in history this President make Woodrow Wilson look like Abraham Lincoln time for you idiot Trumptards to wake up and impeach this clown time's up bozo the Orange clown dems let's take or country back impeach him and his karupt administration

  • did he put his fast-teeth paste on today? hmmm….looks like his dentures are having problems when he gets angry

  • Patricia Lareau says:

    Oh no! Pre-printed signs! So deliberately planned! CBSN, Don't you think the White House, has it's own print shop, which could whip up a poster, in less than 5 minutes? This, in addition to Executive office, Historic, business, tourist, and residential areas? How about Banquet facilities, aTanning and salon area, (how do you think Mrs.Trump keeps her Florida tan during D.C.winters),? Did you think they send out the dry cleaning? No! Now where do all these professionally printed signs come from at outside demonstrations, of 'poor' young SJW demonstrations, and who provides and pays for them? Open Society, via George Soros?

  • So CBS correspondents are now mind readers, they can see through walls. This idiot chip thinks he knows everything. FAKE NEWS!!!!

  • Don't trust Chuck Schumer. He has a habit of lieing in-front of the media. What happened behind those closed doors i'm sure everyone can guess. What a devious smirking scumbag.

  • MaryAnn Brackman says:

    Josie Zhou. Ya think so? Maybe he should find out who Pelosi's dentist is, you know, since he does such a great job with getting the right fit.😅😃😁😄

  • Miguel De Zayas says:

    Pelosi and Schumer what a pair of losers! I can't understand how voters don't see that their party has become a socialist disgrace after Obama. God bless Trump and keep him safe!

  • Michael Sherman says:

    That is right. Chuck & Nancy don't believe it anything, certainly not America. They are a disgrace to our country, and will be viewed as such in the history books.

  • Michael Sherman says:

    CBS has become a disgrace to journalism, walking daily in lockstep with the dirty DNC media mob. Not an original thought in the bunch, not one honest investigative journalist on the team. SAD!

  • I noticed you cropped out the sign the president had on the podium. CBS must be taking notes from CNN. (Fake news)

  • Did not listen or watch this clip ! Is this how we want our country run ? schumer , pelosi and GANG have done nothing for our country ! When will they do there JOB ?

  • Scott Hansen says:

    What a joke. Pelosi is a Disgrace to our country and shumer is no better. The two of them have been in office for too long. This is yet another example of why there should be term limits in Congress.

  • Carl Domnick says:

    All the fake news will repeat this for ever and didn't talk about the win at the special election last night

  • TheGeorgenc40 says:

    Trump should file charges against the Dems for the OBSTRUCTION OF DUTY that his administration was elected to do. Here it is almost 2020 at another election year and Trump should be compensated with an extra full 4 year term after he wins the 2020 election! GOD BLESS THE USA AND GO TRUMP!

  • The "meeting", you know the one set up by a Russian Oligarch to present the Trump Campaign with dirt on Hillary Clinton, was actually "set up" by GPS Fusion?

    I want whatever he''s smoking.

  • All of this could be settled in "15 minutes".

    1. Release Your Taxes. (As you promised)
    2. Release the Financial Information on your Companies.
    3. Completely DIVEST your se;f from Trump Corporation and its subsidiary Companies (as you promised)

  • Ronald Harback says:

    This is so pitiful that the president has to lie and plan a fake meeting to avoid getting charged with a Cover Up. Trump is a sick man that should be charged with Treason. It's a shame that the USA has to put up with this A** H***. How can a republican support this peace of Crap. Notice trump is blaming the Demo.s for shutting down the Government. trump is still trying to convince people that the Muller Report proved he was innocent. Nothing could a bigger lie! It has been proved that trump family has been Money Laundering for the Russians for years! Trump's presidency is the most Corrupt in History. Not the least to stage a meeting, have a fake Temper Tantrum and then go out to a podeum hung with posters explaining why he was going to shut the Government Down! The big question is why do republicans keep supporting him?? Power and Money can't be worth selling out your country!!

  • Jeremy Just Jeremy says:

    Sorry, you title is fake news. Its "Pelosi's talk of impeachment dashes hopes of bipartisanship". You people suck and should be ashamed of yourselves. The American people are watching and we already spoke when we elected him. We will speak again in 2020 and your game is over. We are watching.

  • Facts Matter says:

    If the White House keeps this up? Really? 2 years investigation millions spent and now talks of impeachment before a meeting know trump would react….. its time the Dems legislated. no you know what their just re-electing him….

  • CBSN WHAT??? IT WAS GOOD ENOUGH AS CBS. BUT I GUESS WE NEED THE N ON THE END SO WE WILL KNOW IT'S NEWS…….. WE WILL SEE IF IT'S NEWS.

  • roberts curtis says:

    I think the President Trump should man up do what's right for the American people (not just lie about it) and push through the criticism and get the job done. If you look at all of the great presidents they pushed through, regardless of criticism, they did great things that we admire them for.

  • THE N ON THE END OF CBS DOES ….NOT MAKE YOU NEWS…..ANOTHER FAKE BIASED DEMONCRSP VIEW ONLY. WE SHALL SICK OF YOU GUYS. BACK TO FREE NEWS FOR ME

  • Randall Lampe says:

    So Trump can insult as many people as he wants, as often as he wants, but when someone dares to impugn his character he walks away and whines to the press. Forget the problems with the nation's infrastructure, prescription drug prices, and everything else…because Nancy Pelosi made the poor boy cry.

  • dennis bergstrom says:

    I sometimes say dream about trump calling an emergency session of Congress. Walking in with a huge locked chest and tell Congress this is every paper trail from my entire life. If every dem signs permissions to allow the doj to investigate every aspect of their life and look for a crime I will give all of this to you now

  • Looks like the dems are throwing in the towel and sabotaging the talks because they know they are about to be arrested for treason.

  • "I am not a crook."

    Your word salad incomprehensible. Your entire incomprehensible rant claimed that "you love Americans [except democrats and people who care about the Constitution of the United States and checks and balances].

    You're unworthy of the office of the Presidency. Please resign. Nixon was at least somewhat dignified. And could speak English.

  • Chucky and bride of Chucky got to go.. Worst horror show. Bad theater. If anyone supports these two God help them.

  • Democrats are trying to look good but instead have shown very clearly that they are evil and hurting the country with their comedy of errors.

  • Summary: waaah waaaah wah wah wah NO COLLUSION waaah waah waah WITCH HUNT NO COOLUSION NO OBSTRUCTION waaah waaah talk about myself in the third person waah waah waah unfair media waah waaaaah. So presidential

  • They have no desire to work for the American people. 30 years 21 trillion dollars of your money and you wanna support these political hacks? Say what you will about trump, he's right. These people can solve these problems in 15 minutes

  • Pelosi, like other Democrats, shoot their mouths first and then smile at you.
    They are evil scheming and should not be trusted for anything. Democrats work for illegal immigrants and don't consider the welfare of ordinary Americans.

  • CBSN your spin is wrong, u guys are just wrong. It's time to let the President, the Business Man do the damn job. Let the crying Dems go play. All they are doing is keeping him from getting anything done. Has anyone seen Ruth Ginsberg?

  • Gotoname Lastname says:

    You guys have been in office for 40 years. You had Obama for 8 years.. you guys still can't get infrastructure done.. it has nothing to do with Trump…. just like immigration. You've been in office for 40 years. Still can't do anything on immigration… it has nothing to do with President Trump…

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