Democratic leaders double down on muzzling impeachment talk

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WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic leaders doubled down on calls for fellow Dems to back off presidential impeachment talk Monday, according to sources.

Pelosi held a caucus conference call featuring six other members of House leadership where they preached caution amid a flurry of impeachment chatter following the release of a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on President Trump and Russia.

The call came hours after Pelosi sent colleagues a letter urging them to “proceed down a path of finding the truth” rather than jumping straight to impeachment.

Democrats in the Monday evening phone call used words like “thoughtful,” “methodical” and “careful” to describe the next steps they should take in investigating Trump, but didn’t come to a consensus on impeachment.

Pelosi cautioned members, “Duty and democracy. That’s what this is about,” according to a source on the call.

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