The Democratic leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, says there is no question President Donald Trump abused his power in interactions with former FBI Director James Comey but that it remains to be seen if he obstructed justice. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: The Democratic leader in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Friday (June 9) there was no question President Donald Trump abused his power in interactions with former FBI Director James Comey but she said it remained to be see if he had obstructed justice. Speaking to reporters a day after Comey testified to the Senate intelligence panel, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said it was "beyond the pale" that Trump had asked Comey, then head of the independent law enforcement agency, for his loyalty. "There's no question he abused power," Pelosi said. "Whether he obstructed justice, remains for the facts to come forward, and that's what we want are the facts." Pelosi said she didn't believe the U.S. debt ceiling should be held hostage to political considerations, noting that debate over raising it in the past had caused a downgrade in the U.S. credit rating. "Let's save our debate for another subject," Pelosi told reporters.