After Mueller report, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi acknowledges party divided on impeachment

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  • Source: USA Today
  • 07/31/2020
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday weighed in on divisions in her caucus over starting impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, following special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election."While our views range from proceeding to investigate the findings of the Mueller report or proceeding directly to impeachment, we all firmly agree that we should proceed down a path of finding the truth," Pelosi said in a letter to House Democrats Monday afternoon. "It is also important to know that the facts regarding holding the President accountable can be gained outside of impeachment hearings." 

She added: "Whether currently indictable or not, it is clear that the President has, at a minimum, engaged in highly unethical and unscrupulous behavior which does not bring honor to the office he holds."

House Democrats were set to convene on a conference call at 5 p.m. Monday – their first time since Mueller's redacted report was released last week. 

The Monday call follows the release of the 448-page report that detailed multiple contacts between Russian operatives and Trump associates during the 2016 campaign but said the investigation did not find evidence of a criminal conspiracy. The report documented a series of actions by Trump to derail the special counsel's investigation, although it did not reach a conclusion on whether he illegally sought to obstruct justice.
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