House Speaker Nancy Pelosi strongly rebuked a reporter who asked whether she hated President Donald Trump.
The California Democrat announced Thursday morning that she had asked Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler to draft articles of impeachment, and she then announced that the committee would hear evidence in the case in a hearing Monday.
“Ukraine was the vehicle of the president’s actions (but) this isn’t about Ukraine,” Pelosi said. “This is about Russians. Who benefited? Who benefited from that holding that military assistance?”
“All roads lead to Putin,” she added. “Understand that.”
Sinclair Broadcasting reporter James Rosen asked Pelosi if she hated Trump as she walked away from the podium, and she returned to the stage and scolded the conservative reporter.
“As a Catholic, I resent your using the word hate in a sentence that addresses me,” Pelosi said. “I don’t hate anyone. I was raised in a way that is a heart full of love and always pray for the president, and I still pray for the president.”
“I pray for the president all the time,” she added, “so don’t mess with me when it comes to words like that.”
‘Rattled’ White House was blindsided by Bolton revelations: report
In an appearance on CNN's "New Day," on Monday morning, Axios reporter Jonathan Swan revealed that the Donald Trump's White House was "rattled" by revelations contained in former national security advisor John Bolton's upcoming book -- and that they appeared to be unaware of them until they read them in the New York Times.
Speaking with hosts Alisyn Camerota, and John Berman, Swan was asked how the White House was responding to the bombshell revelations that blow a huge hole in Trump's impeachment defense.
"The New York Times knew about the content of the Bolton book before you say the press shop at the White House did. What itself is the significance there?" host Berman asked.
Palestinian PM calls on world to boycott Trump peace plan
Palestinian prime minister Mohammed Shtayyeh on Monday urged international powers to boycott US President Donald Trump's "peace plan" which they see as biased towards Israel.
"This a plan to protect Trump from impeachment and protect (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu from prison. It is not a Middle East peace plan," Shtayyeh told a cabinet meeting.
"This plan gives Israel sovereignty over Palestinian territory," he said.
Trump is expected to unveil his "peace plan" for the Middle East after hosting Monday in Washington Netanyahu and his political rival Benny Gantz.
Frantic Trump tries to block Senate from calling Bolton after bombshell book blows up his Ukraine defense
President Donald Trump went to bed fretting about John Bolton, and he woke up worried about his former national security adviser.
Excerpts from Bolton's new book leaked Sunday, claiming that Trump told him that Ukraine aid was tied to an investigation of Joe Biden and his son -- putting new pressure on Republican senators to approve additional witness testimony in the impeachment trial.
"The Democrat controlled House never even asked John Bolton to testify," Trump tweeted Monday morning. "It is up to them, not up to the Senate!"
The Democrat controlled House never even asked John Bolton to testify. It is up to them, not up to the Senate!