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PoliticsKamala Harris tells Colbert that Senate panel will push on with Trump probe

15:16  23 may  2019
15:16  23 may  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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Harris vowed that the committee would not stop investigating Trump. She argued the president's "self-interests" only hurt the American people.

When Colbert asked Harris if she would concede to Trump's demands, she flatly responded “No.”

“So he’s going to hold America’s infrastructure hostage — right? — over the issue of the investigation,” she continued.

Playing devil’s advocate, Colbert suggested that the intelligence committee could “halt” the investigation in order to work with the White House on the nation’s infrastructure, but Harris rejected the idea.

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“This is a false choice,” Harris stated. “We cannot abandon our democracy for the sake of appeasing somebody who is completely focused on his interests only.”

Harris argued that Trump’s failure to work with Dems on infrastructure shows he does not represent most Americans.

“Almost half of American families are a $400 unexpected expense away from complete upheaval,” she said.

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Earlier Wednesday, Trump said he told Congress’ top Democrats to “Get these phony investigations over with.” The president threatened not to cooperate with his political rivals on a massive infrastructure proposal if the probe continues.

“I told Senator (Chuck) Schumer and Speaker (Nancy) Pelosi, I want to do infrastructure ... but I can’t do it under these circumstances,” he told reporters during a news conference in the White House Rose Garden.

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