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

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOvernight Health Care: Justices won't fast-track ObamaCare case before election | New virus spreads from China to US | Collins challenger picks up Planned Parenthood endorsement Why Senate Republicans should eagerly call witnesses to testify Trump health chief: 'Not a need' for ObamaCare replacement plan right now MORE (D-Calif.) mocked President TrumpDonald John TrumpRouhani says Iran will never seek nuclear weapons Trump downplays seriousness of injuries in Iran attack after US soldiers treated for concussions Trump says Bloomberg is 'wasting his money' on 2020 campaign 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 BidenSanders joins Biden atop 2020 Democratic field: poll The Hill's Morning Report - Trump trial begins with clashes, concessions Trump says impeachment lawyers were 'really good' 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.