House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday said impeaching President Trump is “not a priority,” despite Michael Cohen’s guilty plea to campaign finance violations that implicated the president.
“Impeachment has to spring from something else,” Pelosi, who has long downplayed the possibility of impeachment, told The Associated Press.
Cohen, who was Trump’s longtime lawyer and fixer, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a number of tax and bank fraud charges as well as a campaign finance violation. He said in court that Trump had directed him to arrange payments to two women during his 2016 presidential campaign in exchange for their silence about alleged affairs with Trump.
“If and when the information emerges about that, we’ll see,” Pelosi said. "It’s not a priority on the agenda going forward unless something else comes forward.”