Nadler Calls Trump a ‘Con Man’ but Admits ‘Probably We’re Not’ Headed Toward Impeachment

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) isn’t shying away from his clear distaste of the president, but he’s revealing that Congress isn’t heading toward impeachment.

While congressional Democrats have reiterated calls for impeaching President Donald Trump, Nadler told CNBC that the president makes it hard not to, but “probably we’re not” going to begin on impeachment proceedings.

As IJR Blue reported, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in early May said Trump is “becoming self-impeachable,” but added that “impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path.”

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When CNBC’s John Harwood mentioned multiple people claiming that Trump is “trying to goad the Congress into impeaching him” for political benefit, Nadler responded, “I think he is very impulsive, he’s very willful, and he’s very ignorant.”

In regards to Pelosi’s “self-impeachable” remark, Nadler said Trump is “making it increasingly difficult” to not move forward with impeachment.

He later, however, said the president could only be impeached for two reasons:

“[…] only for misuse of presidential power while president or for cheating in the election that gave him the presidency. Other than that, if he did something terrible before he was president, he robbed the bank, that’s not impeachable. It’s a crime, but it’s not impeachable.”

“Donald Trump is a con man. He is thoroughly dishonest,” Nadler said, adding, “[…] None of those are grounds for impeachment.”

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As for if he will ever pursue impeachment processes, Nadler said that’s a “decision for down the road.”

“Ultimately, impeachment or not impeachment is a political act,” he said. “And before you do it, the American people have to support it.”

Nadler added that Robert Mueller’s final report contains “tons of evidence” of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, which he claims was “welcomed,” “wanted” and “coordinated” by Trump’s 2016 campaign — even after Attorney General William Barr, whom Nadler labeled a “liar,” concluded no collusion occurred.

The Democratic lawmaker previously claimed the Trump administration created a “Constitutional crisis,” as he pressed forward to hold Barr in contempt of Congress,  which the president pushed back on by saying, “The ‘Constitutional Crisis’ is the Democrats refusing to work,” as IJR Red reported.

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TOM
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NoNads would certainly know something about conning people. He has been conning the people of New York for the past 42 years.

Charles
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Nadler is another lying, cheating, corrupt Democrat. He’s petty and his arguments/calls for documents look like desperation.

banstan
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The next several months are going to be very, very difficult for the prog/left/lib/dims. Why do you REALLY think they are trying to make Barr look so bad now?

Cherl
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There must not be any mirrors in Nadler’s house. If he looked in one he would not only see a con man but a sad little hatefilled liberal whose common sense left his body the day President Trump was elected.

James
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More hot air from Nadler. I believe Nadler and the other Dimwits should (1) figure out what Trump has done to be impeached for, (2) decide if TRYING to impeach Trump is worth the Dimwit Party’s complete demise and (3) just DO IT and watch Trump’s approval ratings skyrocket! #Idjits.

Paul Swansen
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Nadler is certainly entitled to his opinion of the President. His current comments and his actions as committee chairman tells me volumes about his lack of critical thinking.

Mark Simmons
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Seems Nadler is projecting. He is everything he accuses Trump of being. Nadler is a con man. Dishonest to his core.

Tom Bodine
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Nadler is one weird dude and that’s being kind.

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