Self-impeach? Talk shifts toward Trump defiance of Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has introduced a new concept into the debate over President Donald Trump’s actions: “self-impeaching.”

The more Democrats push their investigations into the special counsel’s Trump-Russia report and other aspects of the president’s administration and business dealings, the more Trump resists.

And that’s making what Pelosi says is Trump’s own case for impeachment — by his stonewalling of Congress.

There’s no actual process for self-impeachment. It’s a thought bubble more than a legal term.

But as a device, it’s a way for Pelosi to frame the often complicated idea of the White House refusing to engage with Congress in the traditional process of checks and balances.

Republicans say it’s time to move on.

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