Pelosi met with cries of 'impeach' at California Democratic convention

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Pelosi70 progressive groups call for next Foreign Affairs chair to reflect 'progressive realism' House to vote next week on ridding Capitol of Confederate statues Eye on gavel, Wasserman Schultz proposes panel on racial inequality in spending MORE (D-Calif.) was met with chants of "impeach" during her remarks at the California Democratic Party's convention on Saturday. 

While discussing what special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE's report showcased and what President TrumpDonald John TrumpWayfair refutes QAnon-like conspiracy theory that it's trafficking children Stone rails against US justice system in first TV interview since Trump commuted his sentence Federal appeals court rules Trump admin can't withhold federal grants from California sanctuary cities MORE could be "covering up," shouts of "impeach" began to ring out. The shouts grew somewhat louder as she called for investigating Trump's "welcoming of the assault on our democracy."

"This isn't about politics, it isn't about partisanship, Democrats versus Republicans, no," Pelosi said. "It's about patriotism, it's about the sanctity of the Constitution and it's about the future of our nation. We will go where the facts lead us. We will insist on the truth. We will build an ironclad case to act."

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Pelosi told California Democrats at the event that Congress would continue its efforts to investigate the Trump administration. Her comments came as calls for an impeachment inquiry grow inside the Democratic Party. 

Many House Democrats responded to Mueller's public statement about his investigation last week by calling for an impeachment inquiry to be launched. Mueller's investigation did not find sufficient evidence to conclude a conspiracy took place between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia. 

However, the report noted he could not reach a conclusive determination on whether Trump obstructed justice. 

Mueller said last week that if his team "had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said that."

Pelosi has continued to call for further investigating the president before reaching a decision on whether to launch an impeachment inquiry.