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Trump battles with Democrats as impeachment chatter grows Updated: 2019-05-23 07:58:20 KST

It was a dramatic morning for President Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as they exchanged insults through media briefings after their infrastructure meeting only lasted for 5 minutes before being halted by the president.
After having finished a meeting with Democrats calling for Congress to start impeachment proceedings against President Trump, Pelosi went to the White House to talk about infrastructure reform.
The meeting was cut short by Trump who said he cannot work with Democrats as they continue a slew of investigations against him.
Trump also fired back at Pelosi's accusation that he's engaged in a cover-up as he made a surprise Rose Garden appearance.

"And I just saw Nancy Pelosi, just before our meeting made a statement that we believe that the President of the United States, is engaged in a cover-up. Well, it turns out I'm the most and I think most of you would agree to this I'm the most transparent President probably in the history of this country."

President Trump called the Russian investigation a "takedown attempt" and said he would not work with Democrats on a major infrastructure proposal because of the "phony" investigations they are pursuing in Congress.

Soon after Trump's remarks to the media, Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer held their own briefing.
Pelosi called the 5 minute meeting with Trump "very, very, very strange" and "sad".

"This is why I think the President was so steamed off this morning, because the fact is, in plain sight, in the public domain, this President is obstructing justice, and he is engaged in a cover up, and that could be an impeachable offense So, it's not just the substance that we are after we want to have to give the truth to the American people."

As power struggle between President Trump and the Democrats escalates, Pelosi along with other senior House leaders are said to be exploring possible impeachment proceedings against Trump.
Hong Yoo, Arirang News.
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