House Speaker Pelosi rebukes reporter: ‘Don’t mess with me’

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LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Finger pointing and voice hoarse, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday delivered a broadside to a reporter that might well apply to all of impeachment-era Washington: "Don't mess with me." It was a warning scarcely needed among the official set, least of all by President Donald Trump as he fights Pelosi and the Democrats in their drive to impeach him. Only a few hours earlier, Pelosi had instructed the Judiciary Committee to write articles of impeachment — formal charges — against Trump for pressuring Ukraine to investigate Democrat Joe Biden and resisting Congress' probe. The House speaker insisted she brought impeachment proceedings because Trump's conduct and the Constitution left the House no choice. "The president's actio
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