Pelosi: No timetable on impeachment

Pelosi: No timetable on impeachment
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Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiRepublicans will pay on Election Day for politicizing Trump's impeachment Trump chooses high-profile but controversial legal team Trump: Impeachment timing intended to hurt Sanders 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 TrumpNational Archives says it altered Trump signs, other messages in Women's March photo Dems plan marathon prep for Senate trial, wary of Trump trying to 'game' the process Democratic lawmaker dismisses GOP lawsuit threat: 'Take your letter and shove it' 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 BarrDems plan marathon prep for Senate trial, wary of Trump trying to 'game' the process Pentagon to place new restrictions, monitoring on foreign military students Parnas: Environment around Trump 'like a cult' 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 BidenSanders to headline Iowa event amid impeachment trial Hillicon Valley: Biden calls for revoking tech legal shield | DHS chief 'fully expects' Russia to try to interfere in 2020 | Smaller companies testify against Big Tech 'monopoly power' Hill.TV's Krystal Ball on Sanders-Warren feud: 'Don't play to the pundits, play to voters' 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.