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Nadler: Formal Impeachment Inquiry May Come, Lacks Support Now

Nadler: Formal Impeachment Inquiry May Come, Lacks Support Now

By    |   Wednesday, 05 June 2019 07:57 PM

House Judiciary Committee chair Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., said Wednesday “it may very well come to” an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump — but there isn’t yet “the support for it.”

In an interview on CNN’s “The Situation Room,” Nadler said “we are going to step by step.”

“Let me put it this way. It may come to that. It may very well come to a formal impeachment inquiry,” he said. “We will see,” adding: “First, we’re investigating all the things we would investigate frankly in an impeachment inquiry.  We are starting with the Mueller report,.”

Pressed on timing of the formal inquiry, Nadler conceded: “Well, right now, there doesn’t appear to be the support for it.”

“The support may develop,” he added. “Right now, we have to get the facts out, we have to educate the American people, because after all, the American people have been lied to consistently by the president, by the Attorney General, who have misrepresented what was in the Mueller report. That's why it's important for us to get Mueller to testify.”

An impeachment inquiry is distinct from the impeachment process, and involves an investigation of potential "high crimes and misdemeanors" that form the basis of impeachment.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has opposed impeachment.

Asked if he would open an inquiry without Pelosi’s support, Nadler replied: “When that decision has to be made, it will be made not by any one individual, it will be made probably by the caucus as a whole.”

“Certainly, Nancy will have the largest single voice in it,” he said.

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House Judiciary Committee chair Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., said Wednesday "it may very well come to" an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump - but there isn't yet "the support for it."In an interview on CNN's "The Situation Room," Nadler said "we are going to...
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