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

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

House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerJim Jordan calls for House Judiciary hearing on 'cancel culture' House Judiciary split on how to address domestic extremism George Floyd police reform bill reintroduced in House MORE (D-N.Y.) said Sunday that former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerWhy a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump MORE’s testimony last week “broke the lie” that Mueller's report cleared President TrumpDonald TrumpSouth Carolina Senate adds firing squad as alternative execution method Ex-Trump aide Pierson won't run for Dallas-area House seat House Oversight panel reissues subpoena for Trump's accounting firm 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 StephanopoulosKhashoggi colleague: 'Why are we making an alliance with a dictator?' Fauci on Johnson & Johnson vaccine: 'Just be really grateful' Portman on Trump's dominance of GOP: Republican Party's policies are 'even more popular' 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.