House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Thursday declined to respond to an attack by White House counselor Kellyanne Conway because she is “staff.”
At a press conference, Pelosi was asked about reports that Conway told her she was not “pro-woman” because she would only negotiate with President Donald Trump.
One reporter noted that Conway had expanded on her remarks in a Fox News interview on Thursday where she accused Pelosi of treating her like a “maid.”
But Pelosi cut off the question.
“I’m not going to talk about her,” Pelosi said, putting her hand up. “I responded as the Speaker of the House to the president of the United States. Other conversations people want to have among themselves is up to them.”
Watch the video below from C-SPAN.
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"It is pretty stunning, the reporting here that they didn't tell him everything that they were doing because they were worried that he would tell the Russians themselves or make them stop doing it," said Burnett. "Could you imagine a scenario like this?"
"Never," said Baer. "In all my years in intelligence and around it and studying it and the rest, I have never heard of an operation intentionally kept away from the president. It just doesn't happen, ever. I know of no circumstances, and I'm talking 50, 60 years, that this has ever occurred."
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Supporters of opening an impeachment inquiry received a major boost of support on Monday when a Democratic Party rising star in a conservative district offered her support.
Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) defeated a Republican during the 2018 midterms in a seat that had never elected a Democrat during its 25 years of existence.
Porter, a tenured law professor, has received praise for her insightful questioning of administration officials.
The congresswoman explained her reasoning in a video and 9-page policy document posted to her website.