Speaker Nancy Pelosi again accuses Donald Trump of engaging in a cover-up after his Rose Garden stunt backfired: “The President continues to defy Congress’s authority and engage in an unprecedented cover-up campaign of the facts.”
The mention of “cover-up” left him triggered after she went after his stonewalling following a meeting with her caucus on Wednesday. By the time Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer got to the White House for the infrastructure meeting, Trump was already in full meltdown mode.
Pelosi issued a scathing statement going hard on Trump after a second federal court judge rejected his attempts to hide his finances from Congress: “Congress’s constitutional authority and responsibility to conduct oversight of the executive branch have been reaffirmed – again and again.
“Sadly, the President continues to defy Congress’s authority, and engage in an unprecedented cover-up campaign of the facts. Congress has a clear, urgent duty to uncover the truth for the American people on the issues that matter in their lives: from corruption to the Administration’s sabotage of families’ health care to its cruel family separation policy to its welcoming of foreign interference in our elections.
“This is about patriotism, not politics. The President must honor the Constitution and the rule of law, and provide the information we need to find the truth for the American people. We will continue to follow the facts, wherever they take us.”