Incoming Democratic Judiciary Chairman: Walls Are Closing In On Trump

Rep. Jerry Nadler said new developments bring investigators closer to directly implicating the president

Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., said new evidence in the Russia investigation brings Special Counsel Robert Mueller closer to directly implicating President Donald Trump. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

The walls have started closing in on President Donald Trump as new revelations emerge in the Russia investigation, the incoming Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee said Friday. 

“The president is right to be nervous right now, because it appears that time is running out when he can hold himself above the law,” New York Rep. Jerry Nadler told CNN.

Nadler said that Trump’s former attorney and fixer Michael Cohen’s guilty plea to to lying to Congress about a Trump real estate deal in Russia proved that the president lied to to American people when he said he had no dealings with the Russians during the presidential campaign.

“It’s another point of evidence about his involvement with the Russians during the campaign, and the walls are tightening about his knowledge of the collusion with the Russians,” Nadler said.

Nadler cited the  June 2016 meeting between campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Donald Trump Jr. with a Russian lawyer who promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton and Manafort’s reported meeting with Wikileaks before it released emails from the Democratic National Committee as evidence of collusion.

They’re not dispositive but they are indications that start drawing the walls closer around Trump indicating his personal involvement and we’ll see as the evidence develops,” Nadler said.



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