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

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi: 'I'm not counting Joe Biden out' Short defends Trump's tweets as a 'very effective way' to communicate with Americans Democrats fear rule of law crumbling under Trump MORE (D-Calif.) on Wednesday ripped top officials in President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump administration eyes proposal to block jet engine sales to China: report Trump takes track to open Daytona 500 Brazile 'extremely dismayed' by Bloomberg record MORE’s Cabinet and his personal attorney, Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiSunday shows - Spotlight shines on Bloomberg, stop and frisk Giuliani hits Bloomberg on stop-and-frisk: He's 'turned on the program' Donald Trump: Unrepentant, on the attack and still playing the victim 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 BarrSunday shows - Spotlight shines on Bloomberg, stop and frisk GOP senator on Trump's Roger Stone tweet: 'Just because you can sing ... doesn't mean you should sing' Short defends Trump's tweets as a 'very effective way' to communicate with Americans MORE, Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoDonald Trump: Unrepentant, on the attack and still playing the victim US defense chief says Taliban deal 'looks very promising' but not without risk Kobach says he discussed his Senate bid with Trump 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.

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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 BidenDemocrats redefine center as theirs collapses Speculation swirls around whether Bloomberg will make Las Vegas debate stage Pelosi: 'I'm not counting Joe Biden out' 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.”