Dems Quote Constitution, Use Term ‘Bribery’

“I am saying what the president has admitted to and said it’s perfect — it’s perfectly wrong. It’s bribery. … The bribe is to grant or withhold military assistance in return for a public statement of a fake investigation into the elections. That’s bribery.”

— House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, at her weekly press conference, reported by Politico. The speaker’s remark is one of her strongest statements yet on the scandal engulfing Trump that is threatening his presidency. Bribery is one of the specific crimes spelled out in the Constitution as an impeachable offense.

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