House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) said that former acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker admitted that Trump obstructed justice.
Nadler said to reporters, “The three main takeaways that we take away from today, one, unlike in the hearing room, Mr. Whitaker did not deny that the president called him to discuss Michael Cohen, the Michael Cohen case, and personnel decisions in the southern district. Two, while he was acting attorney general, Mr. Whitaker was directly involved in conversations about whether to fire one or more U.S. One or more U.S. Attorneys. Three, while he was acting attorney general, Mr. Whittaker was involved in discussions about the scope of the southern district attorney and his recusal, and whether or not the southern district went too far in pursuing the campaign finance investigation in which the president was listed as number one. Those were the three takeaways from today.”
Matt Whitaker admits to the House Judiciary Committee that Trump obstructed justice. pic.twitter.com/FaMtcTKJ5N
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The House has eyewitness testimony that Trump obstructed justice
Rep. Nadler laid out how Trump interfered in investigations that involved himself, his associates, and his family. Trump tried to get US attorneys who are investigating him fired and replaced with allies. These are textbook attempts to obstruct justice. Trump abused his power as president to try to get investigations into his criminal behavior shut down.
Matt Whitaker’s testimony is that Trump committed impeachable offenses. The House has direct evidence that has not present previously.
Impeachment may not come today or tomorrow, but as the presidential crimes pile up, it appears to be inevitable.
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