Nadler: 'There was in plain sight open collusion'

There was “open collusion” between President TrumpDonald John TrumpDeWine tests negative for coronavirus a second time Several GOP lawmakers express concern over Trump executive orders Beirut aftermath poses test for US aid to frustrating ally MORE’s campaign and Russia regardless of whether 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 found evidence of criminal conspiracy, House Judiciary Committee chairman, Rep. Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerBy questioning Barr, Democrats unmasked their policy of betrayal Chris Wallace: Barr hearing 'an embarrassment' for Democrats: 'Just wanted to excoriate him' Apple posts blowout third quarter MORE (D-N.Y.), said Sunday morning.

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Mueller last month concluded his investigation into Russia interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Moscow. He did not find evidence of cooperation between Trump's campaign and Russia, according to a four-page summary of his findings provided to Congress by Attorney General William BarrBill BarrGOP lawmaker calls for Justice Dept. to probe international court Barr pulls over to thank pro-police rally in Virginia Trump: Yates either lying or grossly incompetent MORE.

Noting that Mueller also reportedly made no determination on obstruction of justice, Nadler called Barr “a biased person” who primary serves the interests of the White House. 


The full Mueller report has yet to be released and Nadler said Barr should redact “none of” the Mueller report before delivering it to the Judiciary Committee. He expressed confidence that information would not leak to the public.

"The committee has a very good record of protecting information which it decides to protect,” he said.

He also addressed claims he opposed the release of similar findings by Special Prosecutor Kenneth Starr in 1998 after his investigation of then-President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonBiden painted into a basement 'Rose Garden strategy' corner Giuliani says Black Lives Matter is 'domestic terrorist' group We have the resources to get through this crisis, only stupidity is holding us back MORE.

Calling the comparison “apples and oranges,” Nadler said his remarks on the Starr report concerned the release of grand jury information to the public rather than to Congress.

Nadler did not take a position on whether the full Mueller report could contain grounds for impeachment, saying  “there could be grounds for impeachment, there could be grounds for other actions, there could be things the American people ought to know.”