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President Trump Kicks Nancy Pelosi Out Of The White House After She Accuses Him Of A Cover Up

Jeff Katz
May 22, 2019 - 1:44 pm

President Donald Trump abruptly walked out of a meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) at the White House on Wednesday, telling reporters moments later that he would not negotiate on legislation with Democrats while he was still under investigation by several committees.

This move by the president seems to have been a response to comments by Pelosi made earlier in the day when she said, “We believe the president of the United States is engaged in a cover-up” by blocking White House aides from giving testimony and responding to document requests from ongoing congressional investigations.

President Trump called an impromptu press conference and told reporters, “I don’t do cover-ups.”

According to a White House official who spoke anonymously to CNBC, the meeting in the Cabinet room lasted about seven minutes. Trump said to the visiting Democrats that he wanted to do infrastructure, ”‘but you’re focused on investigating. When you’re done we can talk. Meeting over,’” Trump said, and then he left, the official said.