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Pelosi says delaying articles of impeachment achieved 'very positive' results

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has no regrets.

That's what she told George Stephanopoulos on Sunday during an appearance on ABC's This Week. Pelosi was referring specifically to her decision to withhold articles of impeachment against President Trump from the Senate, thus delaying an impeachment trial. While Republicans have criticized her methods, and even some Democrats grew tired of the hold up, Pelosi thinks it has produced some "very positive" results by giving time for new documents to come to light. Plus, it allowed former National Security Adviser John Bolton to announce he's prepared to testify should the Senate issue a subpoena.

Pelosi said the delay has made it clear that witnesses and documentation are required for a fair trial, otherwise the whole thing is a "cover-up." Regardless, it sounds like even Pelosi thinks it's time to move on now; she told Stephanopoulos the House will decide on when to send over the articles next week. Tim O'Donnell