Judiciary Dem: Latest court filings show Trump was at center of 'massive fraud'

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) on Sunday said the latest indictments and filings brought by prosecutors against former associates of President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch To ward off recession, Trump should keep his mouth and smartphone shut Trump: 'Who is our bigger enemy,' Fed chief or Chinese leader? MORE show that he was at the center of "massive fraud" against the public.

“I think what these indictments and filings show is that the president was at the center of a massive fraud — several massive frauds — against the American people," Nadler, who is likely to be the next chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said on CNN's "State of the Union."

"And it’s now our job … to get to the bottom to this, to find out exactly what was going on, to find out the extent of the president’s involvement, to find out what did the president know and when did he know it," he added.

Last week, federal prosecutors and special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerMueller report fades from political conversation Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal Democrats express private disappointment with Mueller testimony MORE issued several new documents in the cases against Trump's former campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortEx-Trump campaign aide Rick Gates testifies against former Obama counsel Gregory Craig Trial of ex-Obama White House counsel suddenly postponed Top Mueller probe prosecutor to join Georgetown Law as lecturer MORE, former personal attorney Michael Cohen and former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

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Prosecutors said in the Cohen filing that Trump directed illegal payments during the campaign, while the special counsel said that Cohen has provided information to investigators about "Russia-related matters."

The special counsel in a separate filing also accused Manafort of lying to federal investigators about his contacts with Trump administration officials and about his interactions with Konstantin Kilimnik, who is tied to Russian intelligence units.

Nadler said the filings show "a much broader conspiracy against the American people."

“All of these have to be looked at very seriously by the Congress, by the special counsel and by the Justice Department to see what actions we should then take," Nadler added.

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