Pelosi: No timetable on impeachment

Pelosi: No timetable on impeachment
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Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOn The Money: Trump says stimulus deal will happen after election | Holiday spending estimates lowest in four years | Domestic workers saw jobs, hours plummet due to COVID Hoyer lays out ambitious Democratic agenda for 2021, with health care at top CNN won't run pro-Trump ad warning Biden will raise taxes on middle class 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 TrumpGiuliani goes off on Fox Business host after she compares him to Christopher Steele Trump looks to shore up support in Nebraska NYT: Trump had 7 million in debt mostly tied to Chicago project forgiven 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 BarrBill BarrPolice accountability board concludes that Seattle police officers used excessive force during encounters with protesters Trump hasn't asked Barr to open investigation into Bidens, McEnany says Seattle, Portland, NYC sue Trump administration over threat to pull federal money 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 BidenGiuliani goes off on Fox Business host after she compares him to Christopher Steele Trump looks to shore up support in Nebraska Jeff Daniels narrates new Biden campaign ad for Michigan 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.