MSNBC host Chris Matthews said Tuesday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is now scared of “looking completely stupid and impotent” because of the moves the Trump administration has made.

The surprising statement was made while Matthews was discussing the battle between President Donald Trump and Democrats over various committees investigating members of the administration.

“Where’s this story going because I think that we’re gonna get… Donald Jr. to testify, but I think on the House side they’re gonna continue to stonewall, I don’t think they’re gonna send anybody up there,” said Matthews during his show.

“They’re gonna test their ability to fine them or imprison them in this little cell up on Capitol Hill,” he continued, “they’re gonna make them into a laughing – I think even Nancy Pelosi is scared of looking completely stupid and impotent now!”

Matthews was referring to stalling tactics used by various members of the administration to deny demands and subpoenas from Democrats who want to further investigate the Mueller report on Russian election interference.

“Who’s gonna win?” Matthews asked. “I think Trump is winning this battle against his own government, against both branches, Executive, and Legislative, and the courts, he’s winning across the board!”

Democrats are resting many of their hopes on a second appearance by Donald Trump Jr. to testify before Congress after his statements were seemingly contradicted by that of Michael Cohen, Trump’s former friend and personal attorney.

Here’s the latest on the Trump Pelosi battle:

Trump calls Democrats’ Congressional investigations a ‘disgrace’

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