Congressman Jerrold Nadler, the ranking Democrat on the Goodlatte-chaired House Judiciary Committee, said Friday that the guilty plea by President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn indicates there is “more than enough evidence to form the basis of a congressional investigation into the President’s obstruction of justice.”
Nadler urged Goodlatte to “finally begin our oversight work without delay.”
“This development adds further weight to our suspicion of President Trump’s corrupt motives when he approached former FBI Director [James] Comey about the Flynn investigation and asked that he ‘let it go,’ ” he said.
Nadler’s comments come after Flynn pleaded guilty to “willfully and knowingly” making “false, fictitious and fraudulent statements” to the FBI about his conversations with Russia’s ambassador.
In June Trump said he was “100 percent” willing to testify under oath about his conversations with Comey.
By allowing Trump to answer questions before the Judiciary Committee, Goodlatte would be acting according to the president’s stated wish. Of course those of us more skeptical than Goodlatte about Trump would also like to hear his answers to those questions.
What’s stopping you, Congressman?