House Judiciary Committee Chairman: It’s ‘very clear’ Trump committed obstruction of justice

House Judiciary Committee to request documents from dozens including Donald Trump Jr. to begin investigation into obstruction of justice

"Tomorrow, we will be issuing document requests to over 60 different people and individuals from the White House to the Department of Justice, Donald Trump, Jr., Allen Weisselberg, to begin the investigations to present the case to the American people about obstruction of justice, corruption, and abuse of power", Nadler said on ABC News' "This Week".

When asked if he believed Trump was guilty of obstruction of justice, Nadler responded that "Yes I do".

Congressman Jerry Nadler has affirmed that he believes President Donald Trump has "obstructed justice".

Only two USA presidents - Andrew Johnson (1868) and Bill Clinton (1998) - have been impeached in the 242-year history of the American Republic.

The New York Democrat has repeatedly expressed his view in recent months that Trump either clearly obstructed justice, or attempted doing so, by seeking to curtail special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible Trump campaign collusion with Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election.

Since taking power in the wake of November's midterm elections, House Democrats have vowed to investigate Trump's presidency and business as they await the special counsel Robert Mueller investigation's findings.

The justice department head also noted attempts by the u.s. president to intimidate witnesses in the course of the investigation, according to The Independent. Impeachment proceedings against president Richard Nixon were initiated in February of 1974, but Nixon resigned from office prior to articles of impeachment being voted on by the House.

"No, we have to do the investigations and get all of this".

He emerged empty-handed from a high-profile summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong-un on denuclearisation and Mr Trump's former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, in three days of congressional testimony, publicly characterised the president as a "con man" and "cheat". McCarthy also insisted Trump has not done anything to warrant impeachment.

"If we find facts that clearly impugn the integrity of the president and potentially reveal crimes, we just don't have a choice", he said.

"We would want to see the evidence behind that and see the validity of that, we could agree or disagree".

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and ranking member Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) talk before a hearing on gun violence legislation on February 06, 2019.

"We have to do the investigations and get all this", Nadler told This Week host George Stephanopoulos.

A half-dozen House committees are now probing alleged coordination between Trump associates and Russia's efforts to sway the 2016 election, the President's tax returns and possible conflicts of interest involving the Trump family business and policy-making.

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