Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) denied that the country moved on from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference.
During an interview with “Fox News Sunday,” Nadler — the chairman of the Democrat-controlled House Judiciary Committee — was pressed by host Chris Wallace on whether or not he believed the nation had “moved on” from the lengthy Russia investigation.
Wallace also showed data from a Wall Street Journal poll that said 50 percent of Americans believed that Congress should not hold any more hearings and that President Donald Trump should finish out his first term.
Nadler responded by claiming that “the country has not moved on” from the investigation and that Trump and Attorney General William Barr have “lied to the American people.”
“No, the country has not moved on. I mean, the president and the attorney general have lied to the American people about what was in the Mueller report. About the fact that you just heard the president saying they found no collusion, that was not true. That it found no obstruction, that is not true. And they’ve had months of that: lying to the American people.”
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Nadler continued on to say that he believes once “people hear what was in the Mueller report,” it would be easier for Congress to make the case against Trump.
The House Judiciary chairman then claimed that the Trump administration was “lawless” and that the president himself has been “lawless” by telling people to defy congressional subpoenas.
“And the fact of the matter is, the president has been lawless in telling all witnesses not to obey congressional subpoenas, not to testify at all, and that is beyond the pale of the Constitution,” said Nadler.
Nadler’s comments come as Mueller himself gears up to testify in front of both the House Judiciary and House Intelligence committees regarding the investigation he headed.