(Bloomberg) — House Democratic leaders are downplaying the possibility that they’ll quickly seek President Donald Trump’s impeachment after they take over the chamber in January, but the steady trickle of revelations against the president may make it harder to say no.

Likely House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her top lieutenants, under rising pressure to take a more aggressive stance, point to the risks of derailing important policy goals if they are seen as focusing on scoring political points through impeachment. They also say any such effort would be premature while Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe continues to play out.

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