In a surprise Rose Garden press conference on Wednesday, President Trump announced that he would no longer negotiate with Democrats on legislation until House panels end the myriad investigations into his administration and his finances. After reportedly cutting short a planned meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) that was intended to hash out details on a previously agreed upon infrastructure deal, Trump expressed anger that some Democrats discussed the possibility of impeachment during a closed-door meeting on Wednesday. Trump said he won't work with Democrats on an infrastructure deal, spending bills, or any other legislation until they "get these phony investigations over with." He said he respects Congress' oversight role but claimed "what they've done is abuse."

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