US House Speaker Pelosi calls for Trump family’s intervention with president May 24, 2019 0 1867 12345 REUTERSWASHINGTONUS House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday that President Donald Trump threw a temper tantrum at a meeting with Democratic congressional leaders a day earlier and that she wished his family or staff would conduct “an intervention” with him for the good of the country.In a second consecutive day of tough words about Trump by the Democratic speaker of the House of Representatives, Pelosi accused Trump of obstruction of justice, which she said is an impeachable offence.“Again, I pray for the president of the United States. I wish that his family, or his administration, or his staff would have an intervention for the good of the country,” Pelosi told reporters.On Wednesday, shortly before a previously scheduled meeting with Trump at the White House to discuss infrastructure investment legislation, Pelosi accused Trump of a “cover-up” in regard to investigations related to Russia’s meddling in the 2016 US elections. Her remarks rankled Trump and prompted him to walk out of the infrastructure meeting after just three minutes, possibly sinking the legislation’s prospects.Trump said it was impossible to work on such legislation as long as Democrats were continuing their “phony” investigations of him.At her weekly news conference on Thursday, Pelosi remained on the attack, repeating her contention from the previous day that Trump was incapable of working on complex legislative issues.“I can only think that he wasn’t up to the task of figuring out the difficult choices of how to cover the cost of ... the important infrastructure legislation that we had talked about three weeks before.” While she raised the issue of obstruction, Pelosi also said that House Democrats were not yet prepared to launch formal impeachment proceedings against Trump. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Football scandal girl film wins top Cannes prize May 24, 2019 0 558 Malaysian officials go undercover to spy on non-fasting Muslims May 24, 2019 0 1108 ‘Traffic jam’ on Everest as two more climbers die reaching summit May 24, 2019 0 149 Two air strikes kill 14 Afghan civilians Kabul: Two air strikes have killed 14 civilians in Afghanistan in recent days, the United Nations said on Thursday, as the US intensifies its air war across the country. According to the UN Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), .. Pakistan PM Imran suspends police amid outrage over child’s murder PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has suspended police accused of being slow to investigate the abduction and murder of a 10-year-old girl in a case that has sparked national outrage, a minister .. May’s Brexit bill delayed amid resignation pressure AFP London The British government on Thursday postponed Theresa May’s final Brexit showdown in parliament following an outcry over concessions that looked set to speed up the end of her tumultuous spell as premier. The .. Russian tabloid publishes ‘Skripal audio recording’ Moscow: A Russian tabloid on Thursday published what it said was an audio recording of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal, who was poisoned along with his daughter in Britain last year. The Skripals were discovered .. US Senate committee unveils $750 billion defence policy bill REUTERS WASHINGTON The US Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday unveiled a draft $750 billion defence policy bill that would authorise more Lockheed Martin F-35 jets for the United States and effectively end .. Banker gave loans to gain Trump admin post NEW YORK: A US banker was charged on Thursday with approving millions of dollars in loans to Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign chairman Paul Manafort in expectation of getting a top level position in the new administration. .. Indonesian troops flood streets after post-election riots Jakarta: Tens of thousands of Indonesian military and police were deployed on the streets of Jakarta on Thursday, as a deadline approached for a presidential challenger to file an appeal over claims of widespread ..