Jerry Nadler’s Plan To ‘Take Down’ Trump Backfires In Huge Way
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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler's plan to "take down" President Donald Trump backfired in a huge way this week when former presidential adviser Hope Hicks refused to answer many of the Democrats anti-Trump questions.
While testifying behind closed-doors Wednesday on Capitol Hill, Democrats fumed that Hicks -- who worked in the White House, for Trump's 2016 campaign, and with Trump years before that -- would not answer many of their questions about her work with the president.
“It’s not at all helpful,” Texas Democratic Rep. Veronica Escobar complained, who left the hearing early and demanded that Congress begin impeachment.
“This is the beginning of what I presume will be litigation proceedings,” said Rep. David Cicilline, who has also publicly called for Trump to be removed from office.
Pennsylvania Democrat Rep. Madeleine Dean complained that Hicks' lawyers in the room objected “dozens and dozens of times,” and wouldn't let her answer their questions.
“The president’s lawyers are directing her not to answer any questions, even as we’re recounting stuff she’s told to the Special Counsel,” Cicilline added.
Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Eric Swalwell -- who is polling at less than one percent -- complained that this "is a pattern" with Trump officials.
“The White House says to people, ‘You can’t answer questions.’ There’s no legal authority to do so. It sets us back, we have to go to the courts and then they say, ‘Oh well you know, this is taking too long, this is dragging on.’ And the reason it’s dragging on is because they’re not doing what they should have done and what the courts will tell them they’re supposed to be doing,” Swalwell fumed.
This is the second time in the past month where Nadler's "Get Trump" plan has backfired.
Late last month, former Special Counsel Robert Mueller informed Nadler that he will not testify publicly about his Russia report.
This is a major blow for Nadler and Democrats, who want to use Mueller testifying publicly as a political stunt to smear and attack the president.
Nadler and Democrats have been practically begging Mueller to publicly testify about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Democrats desperately want Mueller to testify in public and in front of the cameras so they can try to disparage Trump.
But Mueller isn't taking the bait and is refusing to testify in public, which is humiliating for Nadler and Democrats.
Nadler is not happy about this at all.
For the record, roughly 92 percent of the Mueller report has been made available to Congress and the public.
The only information that is redacted pertains to grand jury secrecy, meaning it would literally be against federal law for Attorney General William Barr to make available.
Beyond that, Democrats have been very busy lately ratcheting up crazy, utterly bizarre ideas lately.
But their political stunt has backfired, and now Nadler is reeling from second major loses in less than a month.