Pelosi says she will view less-redacted version of Mueller report

Pelosi says she will view less-redacted version of Mueller report
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Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOn The Money: Breaking down the June jobs report | The biggest threats facing the recovery | What will the next stimulus bill include? Military bases should not be renamed, we must move forward in the spirit of reconciliation Pelosi: Trump 'himself is a hoax' MORE (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that she will view a less-redacted version of 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 on the special counsel investigation next week.

Pointing to her distrust of Attorney General William BarrBill BarrDemocrat asks Barr to preserve any records tied to environmental hacking probe Justice Dept. considering replacing outgoing US attorney in Brooklyn with Barr deputy: report Ousted Manhattan US Attorney Berman to testify before House next week MORE, the House Democratic leader said she feels "no pressure" to begin impeachment proceedings against President TrumpDonald John Trump Trump responds to calls to tear down monuments with creation of 'National Garden' of statues Trump: Children are taught in school to 'hate their own country' Trump accuses those tearing down statues of wanting to 'overthrow the American Revolution' MORE, but said that she would study the evidence fully.

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"We will be having access to a less-redacted version of the Mueller report,” Pelosi told an audience at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast. “I accepted that because I’m afraid — I really don’t trust the attorney general of the United States.”

“If you’ve got to go down this path, you have to make sure that the public has an understanding of why,” she continued. “What I believe is that when we go forward, as we go forward, it has to run deep.”

Pelosi also dismissed the possibility of censuring the president over possible obstruction of justice, telling reporters at the breakfast that if she saw evidence of such action impeachment would be the only option.

“I think censure is just a way out. If you're going to go, you've got to go," Pelosi said.

“If the goods are there, you must impeach," she added. "Censure is nice, but it is not commensurate with the violations of the Constitution, should we decide that’s the way to go.”

More than 60 Democrats in the House and one Republican, Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashMichigan candidate's daughter urges people not to vote for him in viral tweet Can Trump break his 46 percent ceiling? NFL to close offices for Juneteenth, making it an official league holiday MORE (Mich.), have announced support for impeachment proceedings. Pelosi and House Democratic leadership have so far resisted the impeachment push, instead focusing on pursuing oversight investigations of the administration.

Pelosi told late-night host Jimmy Kimmel in late May that Democrats would need to present an "ironclad" case to Republicans in the GOP-led Senate if were they to go the route of impeachment.

"We have a defiance of the Constitution of the United States, and so when we go down this path, we have to be ready, and it has to be clear to the American people, and we have to hope that it’ll be clear to the Republicans in the United States Senate," she said then.