Pelosi: Barr, Pompeo, Giuliani are Trump's 'henchmen' who have 'gone rogue'

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiKlobuchar shuts down idea a woman can't beat Trump: 'Pelosi does it every day' Budowsky: Trump destroying GOP in 2018, '19, '20 On The Money: Senate scraps plan to force second shutdown vote | Trump tax breaks for low-income neighborhoods draw scrutiny | McConnell rips House Dems for holding up trade deal MORE (D-Calif.) on Wednesday ripped top officials in President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive takeaways from the Democratic debate As Buttigieg rises, Biden is still the target Leading Democrats largely pull punches at debate MORE’s Cabinet and his personal attorney, Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiBiden: Impeachment hearings show 'Trump doesn't want me to be the nominee' Sondland brings impeachment inquiry to White House doorstep FBI sought interview with whistleblower at heart of impeachment probe MORE, saying they went "rogue” in aiding the president in his controversial dealings with Ukraine, sources said.

On a private conference call with rank-and-file House Democrats, Pelosi singled out 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, Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoSondland brings impeachment inquiry to White House doorstep Overnight Defense — Presented by Boeing — Senate eyes sending stopgap spending bill back to House | Sondland delivers bombshell impeachment testimony | Pentagon deputy says he didn't try to block official's testimony Five bombshells from explosive Sondland testimony MORE and Giuliani, calling them the president’s “henchmen” who carried out Trump's orders and are helping him obstruct the Democrats’ impeachment investigation.

“Barr, Pompeo and Giuliani are henchmen. They have gone rogue,” Pelosi said on the call, according to two Democratic sources who listened in.


Congressional Democrats want Barr to testify after the revelation that Trump specifically mentioned the attorney general in a July 25 call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky during which the president pressed Zelensky to investigate Trump's chief Democratic rival, former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenFive takeaways from the Democratic debate As Buttigieg rises, Biden is still the target Leading Democrats largely pull punches at debate MORE.

Pompeo confirmed Wednesday that he listened in on the Trump-Zelensky call. The secretary of State also has stonewalled House Democrats’ efforts to obtain from State Department officials documents and testimony related to Ukraine.

Giuliani, who was also named in the call, admitted that he met with Ukrainian officials, pressing them to investigate Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, who had served on a board of a Ukrainian oil company.

Pelosi during Wednesday's call said that Trump’s top aides are not acting like patriots and are not protecting America’s democracy from the president, the sources said.

“This is about the character of America,” Pelosi told her colleagues. “We must win the hearts and minds of the American people. We can’t let them take away the optimism of America.”