Nadler: What We See In The Mueller Report Is "Impeachable" If Proven True


When pressed by NBC's Chuck Todd in a Sunday "Meet the Press" interview, Rep. Jerry Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said that he believes the obstruction of justice allegations against President Trump detailed in the Mueller report are "impeachable."

"I don't think we're doing that," he said about impeachment, however. "We may get to that. We may not."

CHUCK TODD: You have all of this case of obstruction presented in the Mueller report, as you just stated. Some might ask, why haven't you opened an impeachment inquiry? Or in fairness, is that what you're doing right now?

JERROLD NADLER: I don't think we're doing that. We may get to that. We may not. As I've said before, it is our job to go through all the evidence, all the information we can get... and to go where the evidence leads us.

CHUCK TODD: How much does the politics impact this? As you know, impeachment gets politicized. So you have a legal case that you believe this happens, and you should do it. But the politics dictate something else. How much is that going to influence this decision?

REP. JERROLD NADLER: I don't know. That'll come down the road, when we see what we have.

CHUCK TODD: Is this in Nancy Pelosi's hands?

REP. JERROLD NADLER: Among others. She's not the only person. She's certainly the leader of the Democratic Caucus. She's the speaker of the House. It's partly her and partly a lot of other people.

CHUCK TODD: Do you think this is impeachable?

JERROLD NADLER: Yeah, I do. I do think, if proven, which hasn't been proven yet, if proven, some of this would be impeachable, yes. Obstruction of justice, if proven, would be impeachable.

CHUCK TODD: And you're going to go about to see if you can prove it?

JERROLD NADLER: Well, we're going to see where the facts lead us.

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