Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) on Sunday said the latest indictments and filings brought by prosecutors against former associates of President TrumpDonald TrumpUkraine's president compares UN to 'a retired superhero' Collins to endorse LePage in Maine governor comeback bid Heller won't say if Biden won election 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.
Democratic Rep. @JerryNadler says the Mueller filings show that President Donald Trump “was at the center of a massive fraud" against the American people. #CNNSOTU https://t.co/14Wze69xXF pic.twitter.com/MJ7iVVcTym— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) December 9, 2018
Last week, federal prosecutors and 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 issued several new documents in the cases against Trump's former campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortDOJ investigating one-time Trump campaign adviser over alleged ties to Qatar: report Foreign lobbyists donated over M during 2020 election: report Former Mueller prosecutor representing Donoghue in congressional probes: report MORE, former personal attorney Michael Cohen and former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
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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