Nadler leaves door open to impeaching Trump

Nadler leaves door open to impeaching Trump
© Greg Nash

Rep. Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerHouse Democrats unveil measure to condemn police brutality House Democrats call on DOJ to investigate recent killings of unarmed black people  Gun control group rolls out House endorsements MORE (D-N.Y.) on Sunday did not rule out beginning impeachment proceedings against President TrumpDonald John TrumpFauci says his meetings with Trump have 'dramatically decreased' McEnany criticizes DC mayor for not imposing earlier curfew amid protests Stopping Israel's annexation is a US national security interest MORE.

Nadler, who is chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, told NBC's "Meet the Press" that Congress will have to receive an unredacted copy of 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's report and hear from Mueller and Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrIt wasn't just religious liberty that Chief Justice Roberts strangled The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump tweets as tensions escalate across US Trump says he will designate antifa a terrorist organization MORE before reaching a determination on impeachment.

“Some of this would be impeachable,” Nadler said, referring to Trump's actions laid out in Mueller's report. “Obstruction of justice, if proven, would be impeachable," he added.

Mueller declined make a determination on possible obstruction of justice by Trump, concluding that the evidence did not reach a threshold to charge the president with obstruction. 

The special counsel, however, wrote in his report that his team probed 10 “episodes” of potential obstruction of justice, leaving the door open to possible congressional probes of Trump’s conduct.

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Mueller's report says Trump tried on multiple occasions to thwart Mueller's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, including ordering then-White House counsel Don McGahn to fire Mueller in 2017.

House Democrats on Thursday and Friday seized on Mueller’s findings on obstruction, with Nadler issuing a subpoena Friday morning for the special counsel’s unredacted report.

Earlier Sunday, Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffFlynn urged Russian diplomat to have 'reciprocal' response to Obama sanctions, new transcripts show The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - George Floyd's death sparks protests, National Guard activation Hillicon Valley: Trump signs order targeting social media legal protections | House requests conference with Senate after FISA vote canceled | Minneapolis systems temporarily brought down by hackers MORE (D-Calif.), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said Democrats "may" bring impeachment proceedings.