Nancy Pelosi takes Trump impeachment off the table: ‘He ‘isn’t worth it’


The question of whether to impeach or not impeach caught fire this week after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared to put the brakes on impeachment proceedings in the immediate future.

Democrats have made no secret of their hatred for President Trump, but dislike of an individual alone is not grounds for impeachment.

Whether or not to impeach is a political decision that Pelosi and her caucus could still have to make, especially if Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III's investigation turns up damaging enough evidence of 2016 campaign coordination with Russian Federation that involved Trump or that his aides kept him informed about.

She stressed that although she does not want the impeachment, she still think that Donald Trump is not fit to be the president of the U.S. Pelosi's declaration that "he's just not worth it" is a tacit admission that there is no substance whatsoever to the anti-Russian campaign.

Yet, in a second post on his favorite social media site, the president signaled he has a clear understanding of the impeachment process, asking how the House could impeach him since he "has done nothing wrong and impeachment is for "high crimes and misdemeanors"?"

The president is facing investigations on multiple fronts -- from Muller to the Southern District of NY to House Democrats on Capitol Hill. I said that's good, Nancy.

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Last month, after Trump declared a national emergency and ordered the Pentagon to shift funds appropriated by Congress for military construction to build his border, Pelosi said, quite correctly, that in seeking to bypass the congressional "power of the purse", Trump was "shredding the Constitution".

That's because, despite Pelosi's opposition, Texas Democratic Rep. "We are not governing with a focus on impeachment".

Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer know Trump is in hot water. "I think Pelosi realizes this: We can't spend all of our time concentrating on what we're fighting against", he said.

Trump's former personal attorney and "fixer" Michael Cohen recently discussed the payments in his testimony before Congress. "We need to concentrate on what we're fighting for".

"To show you just how out of sorts they've gotten, the AFL-CIO published a letter saying "we will not tolerate the Green [New] Deal" because it's going to impact millions of their hard-working, blue-collar Americans and their families", he said. "And I see little to be gained by putting the country through that kind of wrenching experience".

On Tuesday, Ocasio-Cortez said: "Legally I don't think it's something that can ever be 100 percent off the table, but if that's how she feels right now I respect that".