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Judiciary Dem: 'More than enough evidence' to probe Trump for obstruction of justice

Judiciary Dem: 'More than enough evidence' to probe Trump for obstruction of justice
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Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said on Friday that former national security adviser Michael Flynn's guilty plea is a sign that the House Judiciary Committee has enough evidence to probe President Trump for obstruction of justice.

"There is now more than enough evidence to form the basis of a congressional investigation into the President’s obstruction of justice — and it is long past time that the House Committee on the Judiciary engage on this matter.  I urge Chairman [Bob] Goodlatte [R-Va.] to finally begin our oversight work without delay," Nadler said in a statement. 

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"This development adds further weight to our suspicion of President Trump’s corrupt motives when he approached former FBI Director Comey about the Flynn investigation and asked that he ‘let it go,' " he said. 

Nadler's comments come after Flynn pleaded guilty to “willfully and knowingly” making “false, fictitious and fraudulent statements” to the FBI about his conversations with Russia’s ambassador. 

Federal prosecutors said Friday that Flynn had spoken to a "senior official" on Trump's transition team at Mar-a-Lago to go over what he should communicate to the Russian ambassador in December 2016. 

ABC News reported Friday that Flynn is expected to testify that Trump told him to make contact with Russian officials during the 2016 campaign.