Nadler: If Trump Trump Directed Cohen to Commit Felonies, That Would Be an Impeachable Offense

‘You don’t necessarily launch an impeachment against the president because he committed an impeachable offense’

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TAPPER: "If it is proven that the president directed or coordinated with Cohen to commit these felonies — I understand it’s been alleged but not yet if proven, would they be impeachable offenses?"
NADLER: "They would be. Whether they’re important enough to justify an impeachment is another question. Certainly they’re impeachable offenses. Even though they were committed before the president became president, they were committed in the service of fraudulently obtaining the office. That would be the — that would be an impeachable offense. The fact of the matter is that what we see from these indictments and charging statements is a much broader conspiracy against the American people, involving these payments, involving an attempt to influence the campaign improperly, with improper payments involving the Russians, trying to influence the campaign, involving the president lying for an entire year about his ongoing business arrangements — business dealings with the Russians, involving obstruction of justice. All of these have to be looked at very seriously by the Congress, by the special counsel and by the Justice Department and to see what alcohols we should then take and what is clear also is that the Republican Congress absolutely tried to shield the president.”

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