Nadler Vows to Keep Impeachment Out of Courts to Speed Up Impeachment Process
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During an interview on Sunday, far-left House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler admitted that the House was purposely keeping the impeachment inquiry out of the courts because it would take too long.
The comments by the Chairman came during an interview with CNN host Dana Bash who asked why House Democrats didn't push for first hand witnesses.
“But the Founders, who we heard a lot about in your committee last week, set up a third co-equal branch of government, the courts, to resolve differences like this but you have not tried to go to the courts to compel these witnesses to testify,” Bash said. “With something as grave and momentous as impeachment, why not?”
“Well first of all we have gone to the courts —” Nadler tried saying.
“Not on this issue,” Bash said.
Nadler tried arguing that they had gone to the courts for former White House counsel Don McGahn.
“But not on Ukraine and impeachment inquiry —” Bash replied.
“And what we have found is that the courts take months and months,” Nadler finally admitted.
“The president and the executive branch are duty-bound to cooperate with Congress in any legitimate inquiry and the president’s absolute failure to do so and defiance is an act against the separation of powers and against the constitutional scheme and shouldn’t require anything from the courts,” Nadler wrongfully claimed. “Now the courts are a way to try to enforce this but much too slow of a way,” Nadler finished.
Nadler also claimed that a jury would have a guilty verdict against President Trump in "three minutes flat."
“We have a very rock solid case,” the far-left Democrat said on CNN on Sunday morning. “The case we have if presented to a jury would be a guilty verdict in about three minutes flat.”
Nadler claimed that there was "direct evidence" that President Trump withheld military aid to Ukraine until they started an investigation into the Biden family.
“There is considerable direct evidence,” Nadler said, also noting that “it ill behooves a president or his partisans to say you don’t have enough direct evidence when the reason we don’t have even more evidence is the president has ordered everybody in the executive branch not to cooperate with Congress in the impeachment inquiry.”
Nadler then claimed that Republicans had no credible defense.
“If he had any exculpatory evidence, they would have brought it forward. The fact that Republicans and the president have basically not contested the evidence at all … any fair judge would have to say that it has been proven thoroughly and uncontested,” Nadler said.
On what he would include in the articles of impeachment, Nadler said: “What is the level of proof for the various allegations? How do they relate together? What is the level of support in our caucus and in the House for them? What might we persuade the Senate of. All of these things have to be taken into account, realizing again that the central allegation, it’s all of a pattern."
Nadler's impeachment report makes many questionable claims. On Saturday, the House Judiciary Committee released an impeachment report which argued that President Trump could be impeached for his "motives" even if his conduct was "legally permissible."
The report says: “The question is not whether the President’s conduct could have resulted from permissible motives. It is whether the President’s real reasons, the ones in his mind at the time, were legitimate.”
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