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

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOvernight Health Care: White House projects grim death toll from coronavirus | Trump warns of 'painful' weeks ahead | US surpasses China in official virus deaths | CDC says 25 percent of cases never show symptoms 14 things to know for today about coronavirus Hillicon Valley: Trump, telecom executives talk coronavirus response | Pelosi pushes funding for mail-in voting | New York AG wants probe into firing of Amazon worker | Marriott hit by another massive breach MORE (D-Calif.) on Wednesday ripped top officials in President TrumpDonald John TrumpIllinois governor says state has gotten 10 percent of medical equipments it's requested Biden leads Trump by 6 points in national poll Tesla offers ventilators free of cost to hospitals, Musk says MORE’s Cabinet and his personal attorney, Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiHillicon Valley: FCC chief proposes 0M telehealth program | Twitter takes down posts promoting anti-malaria drugs for coronavirus| Whole Foods workers plan Tuesday strike 12 things to know today about coronavirus Twitter takes down posts promoting anti-malaria treatment for coronavirus 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 BarrTrump administration makes push for transitional government in Venezuela Brooklyn man accused of lying about hoarding medical supplies, coughing at officers Juan Williams: Mueller, one year on MORE, Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoSusan Rice scolds Pompeo for using 'Wuhan virus' term Overnight Defense: Aircraft carrier captain pleads for help with outbreak | Pentagon shipment of ventilators delayed | Pompeo urges countries to be more 'transparent' with virus data US tells Maduro, Guaidó to 'step aside' in Venezuela 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 BidenBiden leads Trump by 6 points in national poll The Memo: Political world grapples with long coronavirus shutdown The Hill's Campaign Report: North Carolina emerges as key battleground for Senate control 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.”