Rep. Jerry Nadler


NY Rep: Limiting Report Of Mueller Probe Would Be ‘Cover-Up’

March 24, 2019 - 1:52 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- The Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, New York Rep. Jerry Nadler, says he's willing to go to the Supreme Court if necessary in order to see the full report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

The Democrat told CNN’s “State of the Union” he won’t be happy with just a summary from Attorney General William Barr.

He said he and the public need to see the full report, and if that doesn’t happen: “We’ll try to negotiate and we’ll try everything else first, but if we have to we will certainly issue subpoenas to get that information.”

Related: AG Expected To Release Findings Of Mueller Probe Sunday

Nadler says he knows there was collusion and wrongdoing even if there aren’t any more indictments on the way. He says Congress has a broader picture to look at than the special counsel, which was looking for evidence of crimes.

“We have the responsibility of protecting the rule of law, of looking at obstructions of justice, of looking at abuses of power, at corruption,” he said.

The Justice Department has a policy of not indicting a sitting president, but Nadler says that if the department tries to hold back it would amount to a “cover-up.”

“Once you say that a president cannot be held indictable no matter what the evidence, as a matter of law, to then follow the principle that you can’t then comment on the evidence or publicize it is to convert that into a cover-up,” he said.