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White House engaged in a 'coverup' to hide Ukraine phone call, Nancy Pelosi says

Impeachment is seemingly growing on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

On Thursday morning, the House Intelligence Committee released a whistleblower report alleging President Trump's call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky put national security at risk. And as acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire testified about the whistleblower report, Pelosi delivered a solid burn to explain why she thought it was exceptionally incriminating for Trump.

In the report, the whistleblower alleges White House officials not only went to extra lengths to conceal Trump's call, but that it was far from the only time this has happened. Yet Trump has claimed the report is "exculpatory," Pelosi said, and she's not sure why, unless "maybe he doesn't know that word."

Pelosi went on to condemn Maguire's initial refusal to hand the whistleblower report to Congress' intelligence committees. "I think what the DNI did was broke the law," she said, spelling out what she thought the correct process would've been. Kathryn Krawczyk