On Wednesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters that President Donald Trump had clearly engaged in a cover-up, though she did not go so far as to demand impeachment.
Later in the day, the president rushed to the Rose Garden to denounce her claims. "I don't do cover-ups," he told reporters.
"I came here for a meeting with Democrats, not thinking that they wanted to do infrastructure or anything else other than investigate," Trump said. "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. It turns out I'm the most -- I think most of you would agree to this. I'm the most transparent president probably in the history of this country," he added.