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Trump: ‘I Don’t Do Cover-Ups’

President Donald Trump told reporters in the White House Rose Garden on Wednesday that he does not “do cover-ups.”

“So I came here to do a meeting on infrastructure with Democrats, not really thinking they wanted to do infrastructure or anything else other than investigate,” Trump said, “and I just saw that Nancy Pelosi just before our meeting made a statement that we believe that the president of the United States is engaged in a cover-up.”

Behar: Whoever Kept Clinton Away From ‘The View’ Should Have Been Fired

The View co-host Joy Behar said Hillary Clinton’s campaign made a mistake in only allowing her to appear once on the ABC talk show during her 2016 run.

In a New York Times profile of the show’s rising importance on the national political scene, Behar scolded Clinton’s team for not giving her more chances to appear on the show, which consists of all women panelists.

Nancy Pelosi Under Siege From Impeachment Hungry Dems

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) is reluctant to initiate impeachment proceedings against President Donald J. Trump, but her Democratic colleagues have other ideas.

House Democrats met on Wednesday discuss the issue as Pelosi tries to beat back a growing rebellion in her ranks from members who believe impeachment is the best way forward.

Tim Ryan: ‘We’ve Got to Get Rid of the Hyde Amendment’

Ohio congressman and 2020 presidential candidate Tim Ryan (D.) has expressed support for repealing the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal funding of abortion with exceptions for cases of rape, incest, or in which the life of the mother is endangered.

In an appearance Wednesday on MSNBC’s Live With Stephanie Ruhle, Ryan discussed his plan for achieving his reproductive policy goals.

Dem Leaders Side With Iran as Trump Admin Seeks to Counter Terror Regime

Democratic congressional leaders held a press conference on Tuesday in which they sided with Iran in an increasingly tense standoff that has pitted the hardline Islamic regime against the Trump administration as it seeks to thwart Tehran’s regional terror operations.

Sen. Richard Durbin (D., Ill.) and other top Democrats lashed out at the Trump administration over its efforts to isolate the Iranian regime, claiming in talking points that mirror those from Iranian leadership that President Donald Trump and his national security team are “itching for a confrontation with Iran.”

Raskin (D) Mocks 2020 Democrats for Rushing Congress to Impeach Trump

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D., Md.) on Tuesday took a shot at Democratic presidential candidates who have been calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump without following a specific process, saying this behavior is like a “runaway train.”

Raskin, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, appeared on MSNBC’s All In to discuss where his committee is on impeaching Trump. Host Chris Hayes asked Raskin to explain what his understanding is of a “formal inquiry of impeachment.”

Clyburn: The ‘Majority’ of Democrats Would Vote ‘No’ on Impeachment Today

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D., S.C.) said Tuesday that if put to a vote today, most House Democrats would vote “no” on impeachment of President Donald Trump.

Clyburn’s comments came amid increasing Democratic calls for impeachment proceedings after former White House Counsel Don McGahn refused to testify before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday morning. Meet the Press host Chuck Todd asked Clyburn if the calls for impeachment characterized the majority of Democratic opinion.

Cotton: Trump Administration Doesn’t Want War, It’s Seeking to Deter Military Action by Iran

Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) said Tuesday that recent actions taken by the Trump administration were not girding for war with Iran but rather seeking to deter military action by Iran.

Sen. Dick Durbin (D., Ill.) accused the White House on Tuesday of “itching for a confrontation with Iran,” but Cotton, a Donald Trump ally, said that wasn’t the case.