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 PelosiPatagonia says to shut stores for a few hours during Global Climate Strike Overnight Health Care — Presented by Partnership for America's Health Care Future — Pelosi unveils signature plan to lower drug prices | Trump says it's 'great to see' plan | Progressives pushing for changes Progressives push for changes to Pelosi drug pricing plan MORE (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that she will view a less-redacted version of Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerLewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network Mueller report fades from political conversation MORE's report on the special counsel investigation next week.

Pointing to her distrust of Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrDemocrats to seek ways to compel release of Trump whistleblower complaint Democrats press Nadler to hold Lewandowski in contempt The Hill's 12:30 Report: Questions swirl around Trump whistleblower complaint MORE, the House Democratic leader said she feels "no pressure" to begin impeachment proceedings against President TrumpDonald John TrumpMarine unit in Florida reportedly pushing to hold annual ball at Trump property Giuliani clashes with CNN's Cuomo, calls him a 'sellout' and the 'enemy' Giuliani says 'of course' he asked Ukraine to look into Biden seconds after denying it MORE, but said that she would study the evidence fully.


"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 AmashThe Hill's Morning Report - Pompeo condemns Iran for 'act of war' while Trump moves with caution Trump's 'soldier of fortune' foreign policy Amash: 'Bolton never should have been hired' 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.