Pelosi Suggests ‘Intervention’ Over Trump Threat

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi argued Thursday the “White House is just crying out for impeachment” but that Democrats will continue to hold back on opening an impeachment inquiry until it’s “unavoidable.”

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is suggesting an “intervention” with President Donald Trump after he vowed to not work with Congress unless Democrats stop investigating him.

The California Democrat described a pattern of “stunts” by Trump to change the subject amid the investigations and unflattering news about him. On Wednesday, Trump stalked out of a meeting with Democrats that had been set up to talk about how to pay for a $2 trillion package to repair the nation’s roads and bridges.

Pelosi told reporters Thursday at her weekly news conference: “I wish that his family or his administration or his staff would have an intervention for the good of the country.” And she suggested: “Maybe he wants to take a leave of absence.”

Wednesday’s blow-up between Trump and Democratic congressional leaders came as Trump has refused Democrats’ demand for documents and testimony in the aftermath of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russia’s election meddling and contacts with the Trump campaign.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders says “it’s insane” to think infrastructure talks can continue as if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi did not accuse President Donald Trump of a “cover-up.”

Sanders said Thursday on CNN, “It’s real simple, you can’t go down two tracks.”

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