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Nadler: Trump Is the ‘Greatest Threat’ to U.S. Democracy Since the Civil War

"I view this president and his conduct as the greatest threat to the democratic system and to the constitutional government since the Civil War..."

By NTK Staff | 02.24.2019 @10:10am
Nadler: Trump Is the ‘Greatest Threat’ to U.S. Democracy Since the Civil War

House Judiciary Committee Chair Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) called President Trump the “greatest threat” to American democracy since the civil war during an interview on Sunday.

“I view this president and his conduct as the greatest threat to the democratic system and to the constitutional government since the Civil War, whether it’s threatening the newspapers or threatening the judiciary or calling people who criticize him treasonous,” Nadler said during an interview with AM 970 in New York, according to The Hill.

Nadler was discussing how the House Judiciary Committee was approaching its investigations into Trump and his administration when he made the remarks.

According to The Hill:

He noted that the hearings would be focused on any actions conducted in a “noncriminal manner,” whether norms were violated and whether there have been threats to the democratic system.

Nadler also said Democrats would seek to push legislation mandating that special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report be made public. Mueller is investigating whether Russia interfered in the 2016 election, including whether there was collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.

“Clearly…there have been major abuses of power, major obstruction of justice, obvious violations of the emoluments clause of the Constitution,” Nadler added. “All of these have to be looked at.”

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