Pelosi says she will talk infrastructure with Trump next week

Pelosi says she will talk infrastructure with Trump next week
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Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiDemocrats worry a speedy impeachment trial will shut out public Schiff huddles in Capitol with impeachment managers Media's selective outrage exposed in McSally-Raju kerfuffle MORE (D-Calif.) said Tuesday that she plans to meet with President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rails against impeachment in speech to Texas farmers Trump administration planning to crack down on 'birth tourism': report George Conway on Trump adding Dershowitz, Starr to legal team: 'Hard to see how either could help' MORE next week to discuss infrastructure legislation, seen as one of the few areas of potential bipartisan compromise.

"We'll be meeting with the president next week when we come back to talk about what the prospect is for the size in terms of resources and scope of what that might be," Pelosi said at the Time 100 Summit.

Pelosi said that infrastructure and reducing the cost of prescription drugs are two places where she sees hope for agreement with the White House.

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"In our conversations at the staff level and my conversations with him, I think we can find a path to do that," Pelosi said of talks of reducing prescription drug prices. "So there are two that I'm very optimistic we could accomplish."

The meeting with Trump would come as House Democrats discuss whether they should consider impeaching him in light of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSchiff: Trump acquittal in Senate trial would not signal a 'failure' Jeffries blasts Trump for attack on Thunberg at impeachment hearing Live coverage: House Judiciary to vote on impeachment after surprise delay MORE's report outlining instances where the president may have obstructed justice.

Pelosi downplayed the impeachment talk on Tuesday, as she did in a letter to and conference call with House Democrats a day earlier.

"I do believe that impeachment is one of the most divisive forces, paths that we could go down to in our country. But if the facts, the path of fact-finding takes us there, we have no choice. But we’re not there yet," the Speaker said.

"It may be a place that the facts take us. We shouldn't impeach for a political reason, and we shouldn't not impeach for a political reason," she added.