Trump Stops Infrastructure Negotiations While Being Investigated

  • 2019-05-22
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Trump Stops Infrastructure Negotiations While Being Investigated
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President Trump abruptly stopped a meeting with Senator Schumer and Speaker Pelosi on infrastructure on Wednesday and canceled a follow-up meeting with high ranking Democrats.

President Trump cited the ongoing investigations in Congress into his alleged obstruction of justice as a prohibition on infrastructure negotiation. He will not negotiate while under investigation.

According to CNBC:

President Donald Trump abruptly walked out of a meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., at the White House Wednesday, telling reporters moments later that he would not negotiate on legislation with Democrats while he was still under investigation by several committees.

Wednesday’s meeting was supposed to be the second official sit-down between the president and Democratic leadership specifically focused on infrastructure.

“I walked into the room and I told Senator Schumer and Speaker Pelosi, ‘I want to do infrastructure’ .... but we can’t do it under these circumstances,” Trump said in a last minute Rose Garden event.

Speaking to reporters shortly afterwards,, Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said there had been “high drama in the Cabinet Room. We were all invited, Democratic leaders, for the follow-up meeting on infrastructure, everyone showed up, sat in their chairs, the president walked in the room and announced he was not going to go forward with the meeting, he was cancelling it.” 

Trump stated that he will let the Democrats finish their investigation and then they can move forward on negotiations for infrastructure.

 Source: TTN

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