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

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiDemocrats step up pressure on Biden on student loan forgiveness Climate activists target Manchin Democrats face growing storm over IRS reporting provision MORE (D-Calif.) mocked President TrumpDonald TrumpMcAuliffe takes tougher stance on Democrats in Washington Democrats troll Trump over Virginia governor's race Tom Glavine, Ric Flair, Doug Flutie to join Trump for Herschel Walker event 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 BidenPressure grows for breakthrough in Biden agenda talks State school board leaves national association saying they called parents domestic terrorists Sunday shows preview: Supply chain crisis threaten holiday sales; uncertainty over whether US can sustain nationwide downward trend in COVID-19 cases 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.