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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 TrumpTrump rages against '60 Minutes' for interview with Krebs Cornyn spox: Neera Tanden has 'no chance' of being confirmed as Biden's OMB pick Pa. lawmaker was informed of positive coronavirus test while meeting with Trump: report 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) 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 issued several new documents in the cases against Trump's former campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortFlynn spurs questions of who Trump might pardon next On The Money: Initial jobless claims rise for 2nd week | Dow dips below 30K | Mnuchin draws fire for COVID-19 relief move | Manhattan DA appeals dismissal of Manafort charges Manhattan DA appeals dismissal of Manafort charges to NY high court 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.

Read more from The Hill: 

Nadler: Illegal payments would ‘certainly’ be impeachable offenses if directed by Trump