President Trump abruptly ended a meeting last week with congressional Democrats after Pelosi said earlier in the day he was “engaged in a cover-up.” They were scheduled to hold a second round of infrastructure talks after agreeing to aim for a $2 trillion package in April.
“I’ve said from the beginning — right from the beginning — that you probably can’t go down two tracks,” Trump said to reporters in the Rose Garden last week following the meeting. “You can go down the investigation and you can go down the investment track or the track of let’s get things done for the American people.”
The Commonwealth Club of California event was held the same day special counsel Robert Mueller made his first public statement on the Russian investigation.
“After that investigation, if we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so,” Mueller said. “We did not, however, make a determination as to whether the president did commit a crime.”
Pelosi has pushed party members to hold off on impeachment proceedings and wait for the result of investigations, The Wall Street Journal reported. She said during Wednesday’s event that less than 40 House Democrats among the party’s 235 members “have said they wanted to be outspoken on impeachment.”