"I will make sure he does not intimidate the whistle-blower", the California Democrat said.
Nixon, whose name has become synonymous with scandal and ignominy for many Americans, resigned in 1974 after the House Judiciary Committee approved articles of impeachment against him but before the full House voted on the issue, and he was not impeached.
He is the only USA president who has resigned from office.
"This is really important, especially when it comes to intelligence, that someone who would be courageous enough to point out truth to power and then through the filter of a Trump appointed inspector general who found it of urgent concern and then took it to the next steps", Pelosi said. However, her voice is loud and clear on the outside, where she drives messaging in a nuanced but sharp manner.
Trump and other Republicans have asked that the anonymous whistleblower at the center of the inquiry be called in to testify. "And the answer is no", Republican U.S. Representative Chris Stewart said on ABC's "This Week". "I just think that was totally wrong and inappropriate and typical of the president", Pelosi said. "This is very sad", she said.
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"If he has information that is exculpatory ... then we look forward to seeing it", Pelosi added in the interview.
"I haven't had a lot of time to pay attention to the president's tweets and the legal implications of them". "The Crazed, Do Nothing Democrats are turning Impeachment into a routine partisan weapon." he wrote. A number of former and current Trump administration officials have defied subpoenas seeking testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, and in some cases the White House has instructed administration officials to assert executive privilege. Bribery is one of three articles of impeachment in the U.S. Constitution.
The comments came after Trump criticized his former ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, by tweet as she was testifying last week - prompting accusations of witness intimidation.
The schedule this week includes public testimony on Wednesday from Gordon Sondland, the ambassador to the European Union, who witnesses have said had a phone call with Trump they overheard, during which the president directly discussing Ukrainian investigations into Biden and his son and the 2016 presidential election.
"He made a mistake", Pelosi told CBS. But she said she didn't know how long the hearings would continue. "And he was trying to undermine it".