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Pelosi delivers perfect response to Trump investigation questions

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 05:  Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence applaud President Donald Trump at the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol Building on February 5, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump's second State of the Union address was postponed one week due to the partial government shutdown.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

This morning, Donald Trump—the common thread in numerous criminal investigations—used Twitter to unleash a heap of steaming hot garbage, primarily complaining about Democrats using their investigative powers to do what Republicans refused to do—act as a check on an out-of-control, potentially criminal White House. I’ll skip most of the conspiracy ranting, but here’s a sample.

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A few hours later, Nancy Pelosi addressed the media on Capitol Hill. She was wearing the same lapel pin she wore during the State of the Union earlier in the week. The pin appears to be a replica of the Mace of the Republic, a symbol of law and order and the restoration of order. (Read more about the symbolism here.) With such significant symbolism front and center, Pelosi fielded a question about Trump’s claims of “unlimited presidential harassment” and once again, she nailed the response, using the P-word—P-R-O-J-E-C-T-I-O-N. 

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