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 NadlerThis week: House to vote on legislation to make lynching a federal hate crime Congress set for clash over surveillance reforms Trump adviser presses House investigators to make Bezos testify MORE (D-N.Y.) say the congressman has privately voiced support for impeachment proceedings against President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Memo: Biden seeks revival in South Carolina Congress eyes billion to billion to combat coronavirus Sanders makes the case against Biden ahead of SC primary 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 MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout 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 PelosiOvernight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — California monitoring 8,400 people for coronavirus | Pence taps career official to coordinate response | Dems insist on guardrails for funding Overnight Energy: Murkowski, Manchin unveil major energy bill | Lawmakers grill EPA chief over push to slash agency's budget | GOP lawmaker accuses Trump officials of 'playing politics' over Yucca Mountain Hillicon Valley — Presented by Facebook — Federal court rules tech giants can censor content | Trump upends surveillance fight | Senate passes bill barring federal funds for Huawei equipment 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.