Pelosi: No timetable on impeachment

Pelosi: No timetable on impeachment
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Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiSchumer calls on Trump to testify as part of impeachment inquiry Sunday shows — Spotlight shifts to Sondland ahead of impeachment inquiry testimony Perception won't be reality, once AI can manipulate what we see MORE (D-Calif.) on Friday would not commit to a timetable for impeachment proceedings, telling reporters that the members of the House Judiciary Committee would decide for themselves when its investigation into President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump reversed course on flavored e-cigarette ban over fear of job losses: report Trump to award National Medal of Arts to actor Jon Voight Sondland notified Trump officials of investigation push ahead of Ukraine call: report MORE would be completed.


Pelosi said that the committee would continue its work, and hinted that an investigation of the White House's reported efforts to hide records of Trump's call with Ukraine's president could add more time to the probe.

"No, I mean it's up to the committee. They will do the work that they've set out to do, following the facts," Pelosi said. "Now I think we're getting involved in the cover-up of the cover-up, and that may be something that will take some time to investigate."

Pelosi's comments come just hours after she blasted Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrGOP rep predicts watchdog report on alleged FISA abuses will find 'problems' Barr defends Trump's use of executive authority, slams impeachment hearings GOP eager for report on alleged FBI surveillance abuse MORE on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," accusing Barr of going "rogue" with his efforts to help the president.

Democrats have accused the Justice Department of illegally overruling the intelligence community's inspector general over the classification of a whistleblower complaint about one of Trump's calls with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, resulting in it being hidden from Congress until this week.

Trump's conversations with Zelensky about a possible investigation into former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSondland notified Trump officials of investigation push ahead of Ukraine call: report Biden says he won't legalize marijuana because it may be a 'gateway drug' Impeachment hearings don't move needle with Senate GOP MORE have become the center of the House's impeachment probe, which Pelosi announced Tuesday.

The White House and some Republicans have accused Democrats of catering to the far left with impeachment proceedings, and have denied that Trump put undue pressure on Zelensky to launch an investigation into Biden, who is running for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president.