Pelosi has a message for Trump: 'Nothing for the wall'

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They enlisted some of the newcomers from the freshmen class to their ranks to try to stop her from regaining the gavel.

Incoming chairpersons have signalled that Trump will face a barrage of probes that could lay bare alleged conflicts of interest, misuse of funds, and abuse of power by the president and members of his cabinet. "No, I do not", Pelosi said when asked if Special Counsel Robert Mueller should adhere to DOJ guidelines that a sitting president can not be indicted.

She is the first female speaker of the House.

In previewing Democratic priorities, she talks about lowering health care costs, investing in green infrastructure and "restoring integrity" to government.

While appearing on CNN on Wednesday, Alexandra Pelosi gave a graphic description of how her mother would deal with people like the president.

President Trump tweeted that Congressional leaders had an "important" meeting on border security, though there was little sign of an end to the shutdown.

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After two years in which Republicans controlled the White House, Senate and the House of Representatives, Democrats will be the majority in the House.

Pelosi acknowledged that DOJ guidelines are not the law, and she assured the American people that a President can definitely be indicted after he leaves office.

The California Democrat is expected to be elected House speaker Thursday afternoon.

House Democrats are thumbing their nose at Trump by establishing a special committee on climate so the government can better respond to the urgency of global warming.

Even if Democrats believe some of Trump's actions, including Trump's reported hush money payments to women during the 2016 campaign, clear the threshold of "high crimes and misdemeanors", Pelosi has downplayed the prospects of impeachment.

Hovering in the background in Washington will be the threat of impeachment, and it is nearly certain that some Democrats will introduce proceedings to remove Trump from office. "It's not something that I'm stirring the pot on".

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