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Nadler says there's ‘very substantial evidence' to impeach Trump


Added 07-21-19 03:59:02pm EST - “The House Judiciary chairman says Robert Mueller's testimony this week will determine whether to proceed with charges.” - Thinkprogress.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thinkprogress.org: “Nadler says there’s ‘very substantial evidence’ to impeach Trump”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler said Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller’s report into Russian interference in the 2016 election contains “very substantial evidence” that President Donald Trump is “guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors.”

Nadler made his remarks just days before the keenly anticipated appearance by Mueller before two House committees on Wednesday to discuss the findings of his nearly two-year long investigation.

Nadler, who would preside over any House impeachment trial of the president, made his remarks during an appearance on Fox News Sunday. He called attention to specific and precise language — “high crimes and misdemeanors” — cited in the Constitution required to bring impeachment proceedings against a president.

“We have to … let Mueller present those facts to the American people, and then see where we go from there, because the administration must be held accountable,” Nadler said.

Mueller reluctantly agreed to sit for five hours of questioning before two separate panels, but only after House Democrats issued a subpoena to compel his testimony. The former FBI director repeatedly has said that he has little more to say about his investigation beyond what was contained in his 448-page report.

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