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D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

The House Judiciary Committee Chairman seems to be aiming for impeachment

March 19, 2019 --

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said on ABC's "This Week," March 3, with reference to President Trump, "Impeachment is a long way down the road, " adding "We don't have the facts yet, but we're going to initiate proper investigations." It is unclear, therefore, if Chairman Nadler envisions impeachment proceedings to run during the primary season -- or the first two years of the term of a re-elected President Trump. It does seem that Mr. Nadler expects impeachment of President Trump at some point.. The chairman told This Week moderator George Stephanopoulos "We've seen real threats to the rule of law from this White House, whether personal enrichment in violation of the emoluments clause of the Constitution, we've seen .abuses of power, obstruction of justice, threats to the Mueller investigation, threats to witnesses...."

When Stephanopoulos asked "Do you think the president obstructed justice?" Chairman Nadler quickly replied, "Yes, I do." The chairman, March 4, sent document requests to 81 people, including members of the president's family.

(Mr. Nadler told Stephanopoulos that it was "an abuse of power" for the president to grant a top-secret security clearance to son-in-law Jared Kushner, over the opposition of the White House counsel and intelligence agencies. Mr. Kushner has been working on Mid-East peace and is said to have developed a good relationship with Saudi Arabia's leaders.)