This is why I think the president was so steamed off this morning. Because the fact is, in plain sight, in the public domain, this president is obstructing justice and he's engaged in a cover-up. And that could be an impeachable offence.
Ignoring the subpoenas of Congress was Article III of the Nixon impeachment - Article III. He did not honour the subpoenas of Congress. So it's not just the substance that we're after, and we want to have to give the truth to the American people. But in striving to get that, the intervention, the obstruction that the administration is engaged in, in some... as they say, the cover-up is frequently worse than the crime.
So I came here to do a meeting on infrastructure with Democrats, not really thinking they wanted to do infrastructure or anything else, other than investigate. And I just saw that Nancy Pelosi, just before our meeting, made a statement that we believe that the president of the United States is engaged in a cover-up. Well, it turns out I'm the most... and I think most of you would agree to this... I'm the most transparent president probably in the history of this country.
And instead of walking in happily into a meeting, I walk in to look at people that had just said that I was doing a cover-up. I don't do cover-ups. You people know the probably better than anybody. To my way of thinking, and I know a lot of you agree with me, the crime was committed on the other side. This whole thing was a take-down attempt at the President of the United States. Thank you everybody