House Judiciary And Intel Chairmen Hint Bombshell Ahead Of Mueller’s Testimony: Damning Proof Of ‘High Crimes’
Appearing on ‘Fox News Sunday’ ahead of Mueller’s highly anticipated congressional testimony on Wednesday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) said that former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report “presents very substantial evidence” that President Donald Trump “is guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors.”
Nadler added that “we have to let Mueller present those facts to the American people and then see where to go from there, because the administration must be held accountable, and no administration can be above the law.”
“It’s important that we not have a lawless administration and a lawless president,” Nadler said on Fox News. “It’s important that the people see where we’re at and what we’re dealing with.”
Appearing on CBS’s “Face the Nation,”
Also on Sunday, House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) told CBS’s “Face the Nation” that Mueller will “to bring” his report “to life” during his testimony, explaining it to Americans who have not read it.
“It’s a pretty damning set of facts about a presidential campaign, in a close race, welcoming help from a hostile foreign power,” Schiff said. “Not reporting it, but eagerly embracing it to their campaign strategy, lying about it to cover up, then obstructing an investigation into foreign interference again to try and cover up.”
In his report, Mueller extensively detailed Russia’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 election, multiple contacts between the Trump campaign and associates with Russians, and Trump’s efforts to quash the probe. Mueller also wrote that he could not come to a traditional prosecutorial decision on obstruction in part because of the Justice Department Office of Legal Counsel’s opinion that a sitting president cannot be indicted.
Mueller added on the question of whether Trump obstructed justice, “If we had had confidence that he clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so.”
On Sunday, Nadler said the point of Mueller’s testimony was so the American people can “hear directly from” him about “what his investigation found.”
“The president and the attorney general and others have spent the last few months systematically lying to the American people about what the investigation found,” he continued. “They’ve said that it found no collusion, that it found no obstruction, that it exonerated the president. All three of those statements are absolute lies.”
Asked about questions Republican lawmakers plan to ask, including those on the legality of the Russia probe’s origins, Nadler said if Republicans “want to talk about this irrelevancy, let them waste their time.”
“But what’s before the American people now is the conduct of this president and what Mueller found about the conduct of this president, and where we go from here,” he said.
— FoxNewsSunday (@FoxNewsSunday) July 21, 2019
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) July 21, 2019
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