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House Judiciary Chief: 'It's Very Clear' Trump Obstructed Justice
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Sunday, 03 March 2019 14:53

Excerpt: "The chairman of the House committee that would lead any proceedings aimed at President Donald Trump's impeachment said on Sunday that he believes the president has obstructed justice and will be issuing document requests to more than 60 people across the administration."

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.), the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, arrives for a Democratic caucus meeting in the Capitol Visitors Center on Nov. 14. (photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Rep. Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.), the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, arrives for a Democratic caucus meeting in the Capitol Visitors Center on Nov. 14. (photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


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House Judiciary Chief: 'It's Very Clear' Trump Obstructed Justice

By The Daily Beast

03 March 19

 

he chairman of the House committee that would lead any proceedings aimed at President Donald Trump’s impeachment said on Sunday that he believes the president has obstructed justice and will be issuing document requests to more that 60 people across the administration. Rep. Jerry Nadler, a New York Democrat who helms the powerful House Judiciary Committee, told George Stephanopoulos on ABC News’ "This Week” that “it’s very clear that the president obstructed justice” when he fired former FBI Director James Comey to squelch the investigation into his campaign’s ties to the Kremlin. “He tried to protect [Michael] Flynn from being investigated by the FBI. He fired [James] Comey in order to stop ‘the Russian thing,’ as he told NBC News... he’s intimidated witnesses, in public.” Nadler said the committee will be issuing document requests Monday to people from the “White House, the – to the Department of Justice, Donald Trump Jr., Alan Weisselberg to begin investigations to present the case to the American people about obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power.” But Nadler, whose committee would take the initial lead on any impeachment hearings, admitted that there is “a long way” to go before the prospect of impeachment can be taken seriously. “Before you impeach somebody, you have to persuade the American public that it ought to happen,” Nadler said. “It is a very high bar... we may or may not get there.”

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-13 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2019-03-03 16:46
What a waste of time. In fact, Trump has not tried to obstruct the FBI/DOJ investigation of him. Comey, Rosenstein, McCabe, Mueller, and many others directly involved have said that. It is only back-benchers like Nadler who are making this claim.

Guys like Nadler are doing all they can to make sure democrats self-destruct in 2020. When Clinton was impeached, the nations turned toward him. He came out stronger than before and the leader of the impeachment, Gingrich, fell in popularity and was pretty quickly expelled from the house. No one has had any respect for Gingrich. So if Nadler wants to be the DINO Gingrich, well, I guess I can't stop him. But I hope real Democrats will focus on the issues and stop beating this dead horse.
 
 
+5 # No Go 2019-03-03 23:16
In the 2018 midterm elections, the American electorate spoke.
They made it clear that they did not believe that the Republican controlled House of Representatives was doing the job that it should be doing to hold the President accountable for what appears to be a virtually unprecedented stream of illegal acts of corruption, obstruction, perjury, collusion, and more.
Well, now the American people are beginning to get that for which they voted - Congressional committees with Chairs willing to do the job.
Representatives Nadler, Schiff, Cummings, etc are the frontline of elected officials taking a stand in defense of our Democracy and our Constitution.
Every true patriotic American owes them their full support and a debt of gratitude.
 
 
+5 # DongiC 2019-03-04 00:40
Well, Jerry, at least start the process. I am sure you will find many gems among the tons and tons of slime that this chief executive seems to exude as a biological process. He even manages to slime his buddies and those miscreants who have pledged their loyalty to him. Many will be in jail because of their association with Sir Donald.
 
 
-9 # Cowboy 45 2019-03-04 08:13
Democrats are despicable people. If you don't like the president then put together some ideas for the country and make your case to the American people and run against him in 2020. What a bunch if whiny losers.
 
 
-3 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2019-03-04 17:24
Cowboy -- I agree with you that the right response would be to develop policies that Americans truly endorse and vote the republicans out with better ideas and candidates.

The "hate Trump" Democrats are truly despicable people. They are the same kinds of people that did these same things to Obama with their birthergate. And the same kind of people who impeached Clinton on phony charges. Some factions in both political parties have no ideas and no policies. They live and breathe for banks, Israelis, and the military. So they try to be popular by opening phony investigations of the other side.

This is where partisan politics is going. Nadler is just another Gingrich. These people are total waste products.
 
 
0 # JCM 2019-03-07 23:06
If you mean to say that despicable people are people who believe that there should be a healthcare system that don't let people die because they don't have enough money, then that's despicable. Or that there should be less pollution, or there should be regulations that help keep people from being ripped off, or that education shouldn't cost more than a house, or that the laws and taxes shouldn't benefit the richest the most, or that the government should check our food and drugs to be sure they are safe, or that no one in America should starve or be homeless, or that the people and the government should do everything possible to protect our environment then, yes, me and the rest of the Democrats are despicable.
 
 
+2 # chapdrum 2019-03-04 21:02
So "it's very clear," is it? As Congress allows Don to enter his third year in office, I for one am not holding breath. Because Don's party is (quite predictably) placing party over country, it will take an immense amount of intestinal fortitude to rid us of him and his wrecking crew.