Pelosi throws shade at Trump by explaining the meaning of 'exculpatory'

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi: Ginsburg successor must uphold commitment to 'equality, opportunity and justice for all' Bipartisan praise pours in after Ginsburg's death Pelosi orders Capitol flags at half-staff to honor Ginsburg MORE (D-Calif.) mocked President TrumpDonald John TrumpObama calls on Senate not to fill Ginsburg's vacancy until after election Planned Parenthood: 'The fate of our rights' depends on Ginsburg replacement Progressive group to spend M in ad campaign on Supreme Court vacancy MORE by explaining the meaning of the word "exculpatory" while she discussed the impeachment inquiry during a press conference on Thursday.

"If the president has something that is exculpatory — Mr. President, that means you have anything that shows your innocence — then he should make that known, and that's part of the inquiry," Pelosi said. 

"So far we haven't seen that but we welcome it," she added. 

Pelosi on Thursday also accused Trump of "bribery." She said, however, that Democrats have not decided whether they will draft articles of impeachment.


Her comments come one day after the first public testimony in the impeachment inquiry into Trump's dealings with Ukraine. The probe was launched after the revelation that the president encouraged the leader of Ukraine to look into Democratic presidential candidate Joe BidenJoe BidenSenate Republicans face tough decision on replacing Ginsburg What Senate Republicans have said about election-year Supreme Court vacancies Biden says Ginsburg successor should be picked by candidate who wins on Nov. 3 MORE

The acting Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent testified Wednesday. Former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, who was abruptly recalled in May, is slated to testify publicly on Friday. 

Trump has denied wrongdoing and blasted the probe as a witch hunt.