2. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House:
"Yes I do agree with Chairman Nadler because the administration has decided that they are not going to honor their oath of office. Now, he's staked out (House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler) because he has seen so much in the committee the committee work I'm very proud of the Judiciary Committee and the work that they have done."
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4. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House:
"When we're ready we'll come to the floor and we'll just see. Cause there may be some other contempt of Congress issues that we might want to deal with at the same time."
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6. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House:
"I think that what we want to do is get the facts. We want to do it in a way that is the least divisive to our country and the most productive. We are asking in the constitutional way for the administration to comply. We still have more opportunities. We'll see if Mueller will testify and that will that will make a big difference in terms of where we go from here."
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8. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House:
"Every day there they are advertising their obstruction of justice by ignoring subpoenas and by just declaring that people shouldn't come and speak to Congress, so that the American people can find out the truth about the Russian disruption of our election so that it doesn't happen again.
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House:
"It's appalling that this administration would not even pretend to want to protect our elections and in fact be an obstacle to our finding out more about how it happened so we can prevent it from happening again."
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters that she agrees with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler that the U.S. is in a "constitutional crisis" because the Trump administration refuses to comply with subpoenas issued by House committees.
Pelosi also says the House isn't rushing into a vote on holding Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for not providing special counsel Robert Mueller's full report on his Russia investigation.
The California Democrat told reporters Thursday she'll follow a methodical process, saying, "We won't go any faster than the facts take us or any slower than the facts take us."
Pelosi spoke at her weekly news conference a day after the Democrat-led House Judiciary Committee approved a contempt citation against Barr for failing to comply with a subpoena for the full report and underlying evidence.
Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler said the House will vote on the contempt citation "soon," but said the date is still to be determined.
Pelosi said she is waiting for other developments, including whether Mueller testifies to Nadler's committee.