House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Tuesday that an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump has so far led congressional committees to Russian President Vladimir Putin. “All roads seem to lead to Putin with the president,” Pelosi said during a news conference to update reporters on the investigation. Pelosi also said Tuesday that the House would not be voting on the impeachment inquiry “at this time,” despite being urged by Trump and Republicans to do so. When asked why she wouldn’t “call the [Trump] administration’s bluff” by holding the vote, Pelosi replied: “We’re not here to call bluffs.” “We’re here to find the truth to uphold the constitution of the United States,” she added. “This is not a game for us. This is deadly serious.”
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, who also spoke at the news conference, said congressional committees have made “dramatic progress in answering some of the questions” that stem from the July 25 phone call in which Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
Two whistleblowers came forward after the call to file complaints against Trump, which prompted Pelosi to open a formal impeachment investigation.