‘Why there’s been no indictments, we don’t know…’
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., insisted that collusion between President Donald Trump and Russia did occur, despite special counsel Robert Mueller’s recently released report exonerating the president.
“Obviously, we know there was some collusion. We know the president’s son and campaign manager were involved in a meeting with the Russians to receive stolen — what they thought was to receive stolen information — information stolen by the Russians from the Democratic National Committee as part of the Russian government’s attempt to help Trump in the election,” Nadler told CNN.
The Justice Department submitted its review of Mueller’s report over the weekend, but Mueller’s full conclusions are not yet public.
Nadler said he is willing to go to the Supreme Court to make Mueller’s report accessible to the American people.
“It’s so crucial that the entire report and the evidence underlying it be released to the public,” he told CNN.
Nadler suggested he’d be willing to use his powerful House committee to directly subpoena Mueller if need be.
“[We will] try to negotiate and try everything else first but if we have to, yes, we will certainly issue subpoenas to get that information,” he said.
The Justice Department confirmed there were no additional indictments recommended in Mueller’s report, but it did say it would continue reviewing the case.
“We know there was collusion. Why there’s been no indictments we don’t know,” Nadler said. “We know that the president pressured the FBI to go easy, to stop investigating [Michael] Flynn and various other people, we know he fired the FBI director to, as he put it to NBC, to take care of the Russian thing in order to stop the investigation of various people associated with him.”
Nadler said Congress should step up and take over Mueller’s role.
“The special prosecutor is limited in scope, his job was limited in scope and limited to crimes,” Nadler told CNN. “What Congress has to do is look at a broader picture. We have the responsibility of protecting the rule of law.”