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Nancy Pelosi Says She Told Trump: ‘With You, Mr. President, All Roads Lead to Putin’ 

By CNSNews.com Staff | August 11, 2020 | 10:26am EDT
Speaker Pelosi in the Cabinet Room, Oct. 16, 2019. (Photo by Shealah Craighead/The White House via Getty Images)
Speaker Pelosi in the Cabinet Room, Oct. 16, 2019. (Photo by Shealah Craighead/The White House via Getty Images)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on MSNBC yesterday that a photo showing her in the Cabinet Room of the White House on Oct. 16, 2019, standing and pointing a finger at President Donald Trump, captures a moment when she said: “With you, Mr. President, all roads lead to [Russian President Vladimir] Putin.”

Pelosi was appearing on the Aug. 10 episode of “The ReidOut” with Joy Reid.

Reid showed Pelosi the photograph that shows Pelosi standing at the table in the Cabinet Room and pointing at Trump.

“I want to show you a picture that we pulled up,” Reid said to Pelosi as the photo appeared on the screen. 

“This is the last time, as far as we know, that you met with Donald Trump face-to-face, and here's the photo,” Reid said. “This is Speaker Pelosi standing, while all of these men are sitting and having to listen. I think a lot of people enjoyed that photo, a lot of women did, for sure. But that's the last time you've spoken with the President personally, is that correct? It was from October of last year.”

Pelosi responded: “Don't forget the State of the Union Address. Don’t forget the State of the Union Address in early February where I expressed my view to him very directly about the stack of lies that he had in the State of the Union Address.”

“You spoke with your papers,” Reid said.

In fact, at the end of President Trump’s State of the Union Address in January, Pelosi theatrically tore up the text of the president’s speech as she stood behind him at the podium.

(Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
(Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

“Pretty soon, in a number of months, we will have that table full of many more women appointed by President Joe Biden,” Pelosi said on The ReidOut on Monday.

“So, that's something to look forward to,” Pelosi said.

“But at that picture I was, at that moment, pointing to him and saying, ‘With you, Mr. President, all roads lead to Putin.’

“And of course, that's what's happening now, again,” Pelosi said. “Putin's interference into our U.S. elections to benefit his good friend, Donald Trump.”

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller was named a special counsel to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election. His investigation lasted 22 months, from May 2017 to March 2019.

In the report on his investigation, Mueller concluded, that it “did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.”

“Although the investigation established that the Russian government perceived it would benefit from a Trump presidency and worked to secure that outcome, and that the Campaign expected it would benefit electorally from information stolen and released through Russian efforts, the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities,” said the report.

Here is a transcript of the part of "The ReidOut" where Nancy Pelosi say she told President Trump, "With you, Mr. President, all roads lead to Putin:"

 

Joy Reid: “And I want to show you a picture that we pulled up.  This is the last time, as far as we know, that you met with Donald Trump face-to-face, and here's the photo.  This is Speaker Pelosi standing, while all of these men are sitting and having to listen.  I think a lot of people enjoyed that photo, a lot of women did, for sure.  But that's the last time you've spoken with the President personally, is that correct?  It was from October of last year.

Nancy Pelosi: “Don't forget the State of the Union Address.  Don’t forget the State of the Union Address in early February where I expressed my view to him very directly about the stack of lies that he had in the State of the Union Address.” 

Reid: “You spoke with your papers.

Pelosi: “Pretty soon, in a number of months, we will have that table full of many more women appointed by President Joe Biden.  So, that's something to look forward to.  But at that picture I was, at that moment, pointing to him and saying, ‘With you, Mr. President, all roads lead to Putin.’ And of course, that's what's happening now, again. Putin's interference into our U.S. elections to benefit his good friend, Donald Trump.” 

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