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 TrumpMueller report findings could be a 'good day' for Trump, Dem senator says Trump officials heading to China for trade talks next week Showdown looms over Mueller 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 Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE issued several new documents in the cases against Trump's former campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortBill Maher questions whether Democrats put 'too much trust' in Mueller report Trump, Congress brace for Mueller findings CNN's Toobin: 'Swirl of suspicion' about more indictments not justified 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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Nadler: Illegal payments would ‘certainly’ be impeachable offenses if directed by Trump