Nadler has privately voiced support for impeachment inquiry against Trump: report

Nadler has privately voiced support for impeachment inquiry against Trump: report
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Aides to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerSusan Collins asked Justice Roberts to intervene after Nadler late-night 'cover-up' accusation Nadler gets under GOP's skin Restlessness, light rule-breaking and milk spotted on Senate floor as impeachment trial rolls on MORE (D-N.Y.) say the congressman has privately voiced support for impeachment proceedings against President TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff pleads to Senate GOP: 'Right matters. And the truth matters.' Anita Hill to Iowa crowd: 'Statute of limitations' for Biden apology is 'up' Sen. Van Hollen releases documents from GAO investigation MOREThe Washington Post reported Sunday. 

Nadler has not publicly come forward with supporting impeachment inquiries into Trump, despite mounting pressure from within his own party. 

On "Fox News Sunday," Nadler said he believes former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSchiff: Trump acquittal in Senate trial would not signal a 'failure' Jeffries blasts Trump for attack on Thunberg at impeachment hearing Live coverage: House Judiciary to vote on impeachment after surprise delay MORE's report "presents very substantial evidence that the president is guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors."

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"The administration must be held accountable," he said.

Nadler, however, stopped short of publicly calling for an impeachment inquiry.

His comments come days ahead of Mueller's testimony before the House Judiciary Committee. 

There are currently 87 House Democrats backing an impeachment inquiry, according to The Hill's whip list.

The Hill has reached out to Nadler's office for comment. 

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiDemocrats hammer abuse of power charge, allege Trump put self over country Overnight Energy: Trump issues rule replacing Obama-era waterway protections | Pelosi slams new rule as 'an outrageous assault' | Trump water policy exposes sharp divides Pelosi slams Trump administration's new water rule: 'An outrageous assault' MORE (D-Calif.) has said House Democrats will not proceed with an impeachment inquiry at this time. 

Mueller will testify Wednesday in a three-hour hearing before the House Judiciary Committee and two-hour hearing before the House Intelligence Committee regarding allegations of Trump's obstruction of justice outlined in his more than 400-page report.