Nadler: Trump showed ‘pattern’ that poses ‘danger’ to elections

Source: Politico | December 8, 2019 | Ian Kullgren

The House Judiciary chairman says Trump acted against his country’s interests.

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) said Sunday that President Donald Trump has shown “a pattern” of seeking foreign interference in U.S. elections but stopped short of saying that obstruction charges would be included in articles of impeachment.

“The central allegation is that the president put himself above his country several times, that he sought foreign interference in our elections several times, both for 2016 and 2020,” Nadler said on “State of the Union“ on CNN. “All this presents a pattern that poses a real and present danger to the integrity of the next election.”

Pressed by host Dana Bash on whether charges related to 2016 would be included in articles of impeachment, Nadler demurred.

“I wouldn’t draw any conclusions,” he said. “It is part of the pattern, which is why I bring it up.“

Nadler said his party has a case for impeachment against Trump that “if presented to a jury would be a guilty verdict in about three minutes flat.”

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