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Pelosi says Trump's claim Susan Rice broke the law is 'weird'

Trump told the New York Times on Wednesday that he thinks Rice broke the law but offered no proof. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said President Trump's claim that former national security adviser Susan Rice broke the law is unfounded and "weird."

"What is weird is the president of the United States, with no information, saying she committed a crime," Pelosi answered on Thursday when asked her thoughts on Trump's charge. "Mr. President, declassify the basis of your comment."

Trump told the New York Times on Wednesday that he thinks Rice broke the law when she sought the identities of Trump associates named in intelligence reports. He offered no proof, telling the paper he would "at the right time."

"First he says the president of the United States Barack Obama committed a crime; now it's Susan Rice," Pelosi said. "It's time for him to be the president, to be the manager, to be the executive. It's the executive branch. He boasted of what a great executive he was. Well I don't know about that and, so far, I still don't know about that."

"For him to resort to misrepresentations of that kind is … how many times can I say beneath the dignity of the office of president?" Pelosi continued. "He keeps doing a Limbo dance. How low can you go? But that claim is totally unfounded."

Pelosi also blasted Trump for defending Fox News personality Bill O'Reilly in the same New York Times interview.

During the campaign, Trump was "very disrespectful of women … and now he's defending O'Reilly? It's sickening," she said.

The Fox anchor and his network shelled out $13 million to settle sexual harassment claims against O'Reilly brought by five former female Fox employees, according to reports.

"I think he shouldn't have settled; personally I think he shouldn't have settled," Trump said. "I don't think Bill did anything wrong … he is a good person."