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At her weekly press briefing, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi called the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel for the federal government's Russia investigation a "good first step," but said an independent special commission is needed to "address the broader vulnerability of our elections."
- Should foreign nations be nervous to share intel with the U.S.? "Wouldn't you? Wouldn't you be nervous?"
- On talk of impeachment: Pelosi noted the "enthusiasm" of some members of the Democratic caucus, but brushed aside concerns that Dems might be overplaying their hand politically.
- Trump's tweets: "Honestly, how did he spell 'witch hunt?'"