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

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiHouse to resume mask mandate after new CDC guidance McCarthy pulls GOP picks off House economic panel GOP up in arms over Cheney, Kinzinger MORE (D-Calif.) on Wednesday ripped top officials in President TrumpDonald TrumpRealClearPolitics reporter says Freedom Caucus shows how much GOP changed under Trump Jake Ellzey defeats Trump-backed candidate in Texas House runoff DOJ declines to back Mo Brooks's defense against Swalwell's Capitol riot lawsuit MORE’s Cabinet and his personal attorney, Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiDOJ declines to back Mo Brooks's defense against Swalwell's Capitol riot lawsuit Bob Dole: 'I'm a Trumper' but 'I'm sort of Trumped out' Ex-Trump adviser Barrack charged with secretly lobbying for UAE 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 BarrBill BarrHighest-ranking GOP assemblyman in WI against another audit of 2020 vote Native Americans are targets of voter suppression too Want to evaluate Donald Trump's judgment? Listen to Donald Trump MORE, Secretary of State Mike PompeoMike PompeoNoem to travel to South Carolina for early voting event Poll: Trump leads 2024 GOP primary trailed by Pence, DeSantis Pence v. Biden on China: Competing but consistent visions 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 BidenRealClearPolitics reporter says Freedom Caucus shows how much GOP changed under Trump Iowa governor suggests immigrants partially to blame for rising COVID-19 cases Biden officials pledge to confront cybersecurity challenges head-on 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.”