Nadler: Mueller testimony 'broke the lie' on collusion and obstruction

Nadler: Mueller testimony 'broke the lie' on collusion and obstruction
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House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerWords matter, except to Democrats, when it involves impeaching Trump Nadler: Impeachment inquiry a 'made-up term' but it's essentially 'what we are doing' DOJ files brief arguing against House impeachment probe MORE (D-N.Y.) said Sunday that former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerFox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network Mueller report fades from political conversation Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal MORE’s testimony last week “broke the lie” that Mueller's report cleared President TrumpDonald John TrumpHarris bashes Kavanaugh's 'sham' nomination process, calls for his impeachment after sexual misconduct allegation Celebrating 'Hispanic Heritage Month' in the Age of Trump Let's not play Charlie Brown to Iran's Lucy MORE of collusion or obstruction of justice.

“I think it was very important that he testified ... he broke the lie that the president and the attorney general have been saying to the American people," Nadler said on ABC’s “This Week” when asked by George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosSunday shows - Guns dominate after Democratic debate Cruz on reported Kavanaugh allegations: There's nobody Democrats don't want to impeach Klobuchar: Investigation into Kavanaugh 'a sham' MORE if the testimony, during which Mueller repeatedly referred back to information already contained in his report, was worth the trouble.

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“Since his report was issued, the president and the attorney general misrepresented that report, lied to the American people about it, said that the report found no collusion, no obstruction and totally exonerated the president,” Nadler told Stephanopoulos.

“All those three statements are lies [and] it was very important for Mueller to get up there and say just that,” he added. “It’s very important that that information get out to the American people and we can now build on that.”

On CNN’s “State of the Union” Nadler said his “personal view” is that Trump deserves impeachment.

“He violated the law six ways from Sunday,” he added.

But, the congressman said that’s “not the question.” He said House Democrats need to develop enough evidence and continue building on Mueller’s testimony.

Mueller testified Wednesday morning before the House Judiciary Committee before later testifying before the House Intelligence Committee the same afternoon.