By failing to request a single rebuttal witness, House Republicans essentially concede the accuracy of testimony given against Trump so far.
The request is just the latest in Republican attempts to make the hearings a total sham, and to disrupt the impeachment inquiry.
The Speaker was deemed untrustworthy by Trump, who—were he not president—could no more earn a clearance than he could dunk a basketball.
Referring to Trump, Pelosi said "the obstruction that the administration is engaged in -- as they say, the cover-up is frequently worse than the crime."
The most recent poll on impeachment, by Reuters/Ipsos, shows 45 percent believe that Trump should be impeached now, with 42 percent opposed.