A Jury Would Convict Trump In ‘Three Minutes Flat’, Rep. Nadler Says
During an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said that he is confident in the case against President Donald Trump, declaring that a jury would convict him in “three minutes flat.”
“We have a very rock-solid case,” Nadler said ahead of a vote on impeachment. “I think the case we have, if presented to a jury, would be a guilty verdict in about three minutes flat,” the top Judiciary Democrat added.
Nadler also dismissed Republicans’ “nonsense about hearsay evidence,” saying there is “considerable direct evidence.”
“And it ill behooves a president or his partisans to say you don’t have enough direct evidence when the reason we don’t have even more direct evidence is the president has ordered everybody in the executive branch not to cooperate with Congress in the impeachment inquiry, something that is unprecedented in American history and is a contempt of Congress by itself,” Nadler said.
“The only testimony we have are from public spirited, patriotic people in the CIA, the Pentagon, the White House itself who came forward and defied the president’s orders and testified,” he added.
Nadler said that if the president or Republicans had “any exculpatory evidence, they would have brought it forward.”
“We have a very rock solid case,” @RepJerryNadler says about the House Democrats' impeachment case. “The case we have if presented to a jury would be a guilty verdict in about three minutes flat.” https://t.co/TWeC2mhpgk #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/QCYqBEcK1G
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) December 8, 2019