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Pelosi Responds to Acquittal: Imperative Trump Isnt Reelected

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) issued a formal response to President Donald Trumps acquittal in a Thursday morning press conference, saying her House managers did a “magnificent job” in presenting their case.

“Next year we will have a new president of the United States … that is an absolute imperative for our country” and “for our Constitution,” Pelosi told reporters at the Capitol, adding that “hes impeached forever.” Trump is “never getting rid of that scar,” Pelosi remarked.

The speaker was responding to a question about whether the House would issue a subpoena to call former national security adviser John Bolton, who had indicated that he would be willing to testify during Trumps impeachment trial.

Pelosi said that cases involving former Trump administration counsel Don McGahn, Bolton, and other former White House officials “still exist” but her caucus members “have no plans right now” to ask Bolton to appear in front of a House panel.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) rips up the speech of President Donald Trump after his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Feb. 4, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

Some Democrats, including House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said it was “likely” they would call Bolton to testify in a non-impeachment setting. “We want to call Bolton,” he told reporters on Wednesday.

On Wednesday, the Senate voted to acquit Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Democrats have said Trump allegedly abused his power by withholding aid to Ukraine in exchange for investigations, which was capped off in a July 25 phone call where the president asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to “look into” Joe and Hunter Biden, a Ukrainian gas company previously under investigation over corruption allegations, and alleged election interference.

Trump, Zelensky, and other top Ukrainian and White House officials have denied there was any pressure. Arguing that Democrats case fails to meet Read More – Source

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