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 NadlerHere's what Congress is reading at the beach this summer Activists see momentum as three new states legalize marijuana Supreme Court expansion push starts to fizzle MORE (D-N.Y.) say the congressman has privately voiced support for impeachment proceedings against President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump hails Arizona Senate for audit at Phoenix rally, slams governor Arkansas governor says it's 'disappointing' vaccinations have become 'political' Watch live: Trump attends rally in Phoenix 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) 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 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 PelosiSunday shows preview: Bipartisan infrastructure talks drag on; Democrats plow ahead with Jan. 6 probe House Democrats grow frustrated as they feel ignored by Senate Yellen to Congress: Raise the debt ceiling or risk 'irreparable harm' 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.