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Nadler: Judiciary Panel Goes to Court on Mueller Grand Jury, McGahn

House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler
House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 26 July 2019 10:25 AM

The House Judiciary Committee will go to court Friday to seek the grand jury information as part of former special counsel Robert Mueller's report, and will go again on Monday and Tuesday to ask that the committee's subpoena of former White House counsel Don McGahn be enforced, committee chairman Jerry Nadler said Friday.

And, the New York Democrat told CNN's "New Day," if the court orders are approved and the Trump administration does not obey them, that would be grounds for an impeachment inquiry, rejecting arguments that time is running out to take action against President Donald Trump.

"No administration has ever defied a court order," said Nadler. "If they did that, that is so far beyond the pale that by totally eliminating the rule of law there'd have to be an impeachment."

He added he has no doubt the committee will win its pleas in court, and that will "open up the floodgates to enforce all the subpoenas and get all the testimony because they're all the same nonsense legal arguments. I think we'll have to do what we have to do, and we'll be asking the courts to expedite these decisions because of their importance and the obvious importance of timing."

Nadler also said former special counsel Robert Mueller's testimony before his committee earlier this week was important because it "broke the lie" being told by Trump and Attorney General William Barr that the document "totally exonerated the president."

Meanwhile, Nadler said his committee could "technically" launch an impeachment inquiry, even without a full House vote, but he hasn't "said or contemplated" what would happen.

"Remember, this all is dependent on getting the evidence out before the American public because impeachment is not something you do because you don't like somebody because you think he's horrible," Nadler added. "The evidence has got to be so solid and out there that impeaching the president wouldn't tear the country apart. Our task now is to get the evidence out there."

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The House Judiciary Committee will go to court Friday to seek the grand jury information as part of former special counsel Robert Mueller's report and will go again on next week.
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