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

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiSanders urges impeachment trial 'quickly' in the Senate Tech legal shield included in USMCA despite late Pelosi push GOP senator warns quick vote on new NAFTA would be 'huge mistake' MORE (D-Calif.) mocked President TrumpDonald John TrumpSanders urges impeachment trial 'quickly' in the Senate US sending 20,000 troops to Europe for largest exercises since Cold War Barr criticizes FBI, says it's possible agents acted in 'bad faith' in Trump probe 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 BidenThe media have fallen out of love with Bernie, but have voters? Top Zelensky aide refutes Sondland testimony The great AI debate: What candidates are (finally) saying about artificial intelligence 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.