Pelosi: Trump's Mexico tariff threat is a 'distraction' from Mueller report

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiHouse Judiciary Committee formally receives impeachment report Overnight Energy: Pelosi vows bold action to counter 'existential' climate threat | Trump jokes new light bulbs don't make him look as good | 'Forever chemicals' measure pulled from defense bill Overnight Health Care — Presented by Johnson & Johnson – House progressives may try to block vote on Pelosi drug bill | McConnell, Grassley at odds over Trump-backed drug pricing bill | Lawmakers close to deal on surprise medical bills MORE (D-Calif.) on Wednesday said President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he will 'temporarily hold off' on declaring Mexican drug cartels as terror organization House Judiciary Committee formally receives impeachment report Artist behind gold toilet offered to Trump sells banana duct-taped to a wall for 0,000 MORE's threat to impose tariffs on all imports from Mexico is just a "distraction" from the Mueller report.

“I don’t even think it rises to the level of policy, it’s notion-mongering, again,” she said at a press conference. “Let’s face what it is: It’s a distraction from the Mueller report.” 

More Democrats have called for the House to begin impeachment proceedings for Trump after special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTrump says he'll release financial records before election, knocks Dems' efforts House impeachment hearings: The witch hunt continues Speier says impeachment inquiry shows 'very strong case of bribery' by Trump MORE said at a press conference last week that his 448-page report does not exonerate the president.


He said that if his office “had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so.”

The day after Mueller's public remarks, Trump announced a 5 percent tariff on all imports from Mexico, starting June 10 "until such time as illegal migrants coming through Mexico, and into our Country, STOP."

Vice President Pence on Wednesday is scheduled to meet with top Mexican officials who are hoping to persuade the Trump administration to reconsider the planned tariffs, which have drawn bipartisan criticism on Capitol Hill.