Trump accuses Democratic leaders of 'tearing the United States apart'




  • In US
  • 2019-05-22 17:37:02Z
  • By Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused the top Democrats in Congress of "tearing the United States apart" by pursuing investigations stemming from the now-concluded Russia probe.

In a series of Twitter posts after he abruptly ended a meeting with Democratic lawmakers on infrastructure, and after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi - the top Democrat in Congress - accused him of attempting a cover-up, Trump said: "You can't investigate and legislate simultaneously."

(Reporting by Tim Ahmann; editing by Grant McCool)

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