The House Judiciary Committee is requesting documents from 60 people in its investigation of whether Donald Trump committed obstruction of justice. Those people definitely include Donald Trump Jr. and Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organization chief financial officer whose name came up so frequently during Michael Cohen’s House Oversight Committee hearing. Former White House chief of staff John Kelly and counsel Don McGahn are also likely to be on the list, Rep. Jerry Nadler said on ABC’s This Week.
While Republicans are insisting—including in an anti-Semitic tweet from Rep. Jim Jordan—that Nadler has already made up his mind to impeach Trump, he told George Stephanopoulos that “We do not now have the evidence all sorted out and everything to do – to do an impeachment. Before you impeach somebody, you have to persuade the American public that it ought to happen.” That means doing the investigations Republicans spent the last two years refusing to conduct, “investigations into abuses of power … into corruption and into obstruction of justice,” and building a case, not just diving in. That said, Nadler was clear that he does believe Trump has obstructed justice, abused power, and violated the emoluments clause.
With document requests going out to 60 people on Monday, there must be a lot of flop sweat happening in Trumpworld.
.@PressSec: Ã¢Â€ÂœThe House Judiciary CommitteeÃ¢Â€Â™s letter has been received by the White House. The CounselÃ¢Â€Â™s Office and relevant White House officials will review it and respond at the appropriate time.Ã¢Â€Â
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) March 4, 2019
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