Nancy Pelosi says impeaching Donald Trump 'just not worth it'

Donald Trump with First Lady Melania and son Barron at the White House

Mika Brzezinski on Tuesday painted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) assertion that it was "not worth it" to impeach President Donald Trump as a political masterstroke that would surely rile up the president. While Pelosi revoked Pence's office privileges, the aide said she is providing new office space for the White House legislative affairs team that they did not previously enjoy under the GOP majority.

Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., the chairman of the committee, called the requests the first step in a larger probe into obstruction of justice and abuses of power by the president.

Pelosi's comments drew criticism from some Democrats, but MSNBC panelists agreed she seemed to be making a shrewd political calculation - and driving the president insane in the process.

Talk of impeachment proceedings against Trump intensified after Democrats won a majority in the House in the 2018 midterm elections. "Mr. Mueller is believed to be nearing the end of his investigation", Fandos wrote. "If I had to guess now and give you a prognostication given the way the opinion makers and opinion shakers have handled this, my guess is they've done a pretty good job among the members and you probably won't get 66", the Texas Democrat said. "We do not now have the evidence all sorted out", Nadler told ABC's "This Week" programme on March 3.

In the wide-ranging interview, Pelosi also said she believed Trump ended the longest ever shutdown in United States history earlier this year because of public sentiment.

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy embraced Pelosi's remarks, arguing Democrats have no basis to impeach the President and are just trying to damage his political prospects. But it is unclear what, if anything, an impeachment hearing can produce that one of the multiple investigative and oversight hearings House Democrats have already initiated can't just as easily flush out.

Decisions to make’ Special counsel Robert Mueller
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'Given the documentary evidence, the cancelled checks, given the audio tapes, given the other witnesses who are cooperating with the special counsel, it certainly appears there's no shortage of evidence, ' said Schiff.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi has established a high threshold for presidential behavior that would prompt her to pursue impeachment, telling the Washington Post Magazine in a new interview that the national division wrought by such a move would likely outweigh any benefits. He adds, "Given the Justice Department's view that a sitting president can not be indicted, a decision by the House not to impeach unless conviction in the Senate is certain allows a Senate minority to ensure that a president escapes punishment for serious crimes".

Pelosi has, at times, referenced the failed 1998 impeachment of President Bill Clinton by congressional Republicans as a formative experience in her thinking - an argument she renewed in the interview.

"We didn't run on impeachment, we did not win on impeachment, we are not governing with a focus on impeachment", Jeffries said.

"They always say represent your district", Tlaib told The Washington Post's Rachael Bade. "You know, it's not about him", she said, before pivoting to the centrist version of her party's platform points: "lower health-care costs, bigger paychecks, cleaner government".

"That doesn't mean we are voting on it, it means we are beginning the process to look at some of these alleged claims", Tlaib said. According to Pelosi, attempting to initiate an impeachment without compelling evidence of wrongdoing would only split the nation.

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