Top Judiciary Dem: Trump is about to 'learn he’s not above the law'

Top Judiciary Dem: Trump is about to 'learn he’s not above the law'

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y), who is set to become the House Judiciary Committee chairman after the Democrats recaptured the House in the midterm elections, said on Tuesday night that President TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Defense & National Security — The Pentagon's deadly mistake Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by Climate Power — Interior returns BLM HQ to Washington France pulls ambassadors to US, Australia in protest of submarine deal MORE is about "to learn that he’s not above the law."

“This election was about accountability,” Nadler told CNN. “Donald Trump may not like hearing it but for the first time, his administration is going to be held accountable.”

"He’s going to learn that he’s not above the law."


Though Nadler said his committee would focus on looking into the Trump administration’s immigration, environmental and health-care policies, the New York Democrat said his committee is not currently “planning to do impeachment proceedings," pending the outcome of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE's probe into Russia's election interference and any possible ties between Trump’s presidential campaign and Moscow.

“We’ll see where the Mueller investigation goes,” he said. “I think it’s way too early to talk about impeachment. We have to see what the Mueller investigation comes up with.”

Trump warned on Wednesday morning that he would respond to any House Democratic efforts to investigate the White House with counterinvestigations “at the Senate level."

"If the Democrats think they are going to waste Taxpayer Money investigating us at the House level, then we will likewise be forced to consider investigating them for all of the leaks of Classified Information, and much else, at the Senate level. Two can play that game!" Trump tweeted.