House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) interview with Rachel Maddow made it clear that Democrats know what they are doing and they are setting up for a long investigation of Trump.
Nadler said that these are requests to help the investigation get going fast, ” In the initial Bach of requests we sent to the 81 people, we limited the requests to material they had submitted to other agencies to the special prosecutor, southern district so that they could respond quickly and there could be no question of privilege. We will follow up with some of them, maybe many of them with other document requests for documents they haven’t submitted but to get speedy compliance to start the work quickly, the initial document request was for documents they turned over to other people.”
The Judiciary Committee Chairman also said that former acting attorney general Matt Whitaker is coming back to testify about if Trump leaned on him to appoint a loyalist to head the Stormy Daniels hush money case and other investigations in the Southern District of New York.
Nadler said, “I can’t get into the specifics. We have reason to believe that’s the case and that’s one of the reasons we asked Whitaker to come back to the committee, which he will be doing shortly. ”
By shortly, Nadler meant within a couple of weeks.
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Rachel Maddow’s interview showed why Trump should be worried
The Judiciary Committee investigation is well planned and thought out. It is not a fishing expedition. The committee has clear areas of investigation and thanks to Michael Cohen, a path to follow.
Rep. Nadler said that the committee’s investigation is not in conflict with the Mueller investigation or any other investigations.
While all of the attention has been on Robert Mueller, the investigation with a bigger scope and the potential for political devastation was just rolled out by Rep. Jerry Nadler.