Pelosi faces growing calls to begin impeachment hearings

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has resisted calls from Democrats on impeachment, but may have opened the door a bit by accusing President Trump of a "cover-up."
1:44 | 05/23/19

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Let's get the view from capitol hill. Our senior congressional correspondent Mary Bruce is there. Speaker Pelosi seemed to believe -- she seemed to think this was going to happen before it happened over the issue of infrastructure. Reporter: Pelosi knows how to play this game. She is a master strategist and this language was intentional. In fact, we are told that accusing the president of a cover-up was on the democratic talking points that was handed out yesterday morning. Look, Pelosi is likely trying to ramp up her attacks on the president to please those members who are pushing for impeachment but also knows that the president is watching and knows that these kind of language is likely to get under his skin. This fight, this president's blowup is politically convenient for Democrats trying to shift the conversation and accuse the president of refusing to fulfill his promise to rebuild the nation's crumbing infrastructure but they'll only be able to keep that spotlight off the impeachment fight for so long. She was tamping down that pressure for impeachment and calls from some in her own caucus not to cooperate on issues like the president wants like free trade unless he cooperates on investigations. Reporter: She's urging her members to stay the course but it's hard to see how they'll get anything done here now up on the hill. Democrats say they'll continue to try to fulfill their agenda. There are certain issues where they'll have to work with the president on the budget and raising the dit limit and when it comes to the issue of impeachment Democrats are pointing to the fact they've had success in the courts. Just yesterday the president rejected the president's -- a judge rejected the president's effort to try to block deutsche Bank from complying with a subpoena. George, this is exactly why Democrats say they need to stay the course. They feel that they have a better chance by following the facts. Yeah, second court case this week against the president. Mary, thanks very much.

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