The top Democrat in the US Congress charged Wednesday, May 22nd, that President Donald Trump could have committed an "impeachable" offense by ignoring congressional subpoenas, likening it to the "cover-up" that brought down former president Richard Nixon, reported Reuters.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had earlier provoked an angry denial from Trump after accusing him of engaging in a cover-up of the probe into his alleged collusion with Russia, and alleged attempts to obstruct the investigation.
"This is why I think the president was so steamed off this morning," she said at a Democratic event in Washington. "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 offense," she said to applause.