Key US Lawmaker: Trump Impeachment Hearings Possible; “There’s Nothing In The Constitution That Prohibits The President From Being Indicted; Nobody Should Be Above The Law”

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The U.S. Justice Department has a standing guideline against indicting sitting presidents, although they can be charged after leaving office. Nadler said, however, “There’s nothing in the Constitution that prohibits the president from being indicted. Nobody should be above the law.” (VOA News)

From VOA News:
Key House Lawmaker: Trump Impeachment Hearings Possible
December 09, 2018 11:05 AM, by Ken Bredemeier
WASHINGTON — 
A key U.S. lawmaker said Sunday that Democrats in the House of Representatives could pursue impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump, saying that the U.S. leader had “surrounded himself with crooks” and was part of a broad “conspiracy against the American people” to win the 2016 election.

Congressman Jerrold Nadler, a New York Democrat set to become chairman of the House Judiciary Committee when Democrats take control of the chamber next month, told CNN that lawmakers have to decide “how important” allegations are against Trump, but should pursue impeachment charges “only for serious offenses.”

Nadler offered his thoughts two days after federal prosecutors accused former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, “in coordination with and at the direction” of Trump, of orchestrating $280,000 in hush money payments shortly before the 2016 election to two women who alleged they had affairs with Trump so they would stay silent before Election Day.

Nadler said that if proven, the allegations against Trump were “certainly impeachable offenses.” That could lead to his removal from office, if the Senate were to convict him by at least a two-thirds vote, a doubtful proposition with Republican control of the Senate continuing in the Congress that takes office in January.

Nadler said lawmakers will have “to look at all this,” along with weighing what special counsel Robert Mueller concludes about allegations that Trump and his campaign colluded with Russia to help him win and that, as president, Trump obstructed justice by trying to thwart the ongoing 19-month probe.

The U.S. Justice Department has a standing guideline against indicting sitting presidents, although they can be charged after leaving office. Nadler said, however, “There’s nothing in the Constitution that prohibits the president from being indicted. Nobody should be above the law.”…https://www.voanews.com/a/key-house-lawmaker-trump-impeachment-hearings-possible/4693078.html

There’s apparently a lot more than the hush money, as seen in the official documents.

See: Trump “Moscow Project” Was “Lucrative Business Opportunity That Sought, & Likely Required, The Assistance Of The Russia Govt”; “Moscow Project” Value To Trump Org: 100s Of Millions of $ From Russian Sources: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2018/12/08/trump-moscow-project-was-lucrative-business-opportunity-that-sought-likely-required-the-assistance-of-the-russia-govt-moscow-project-value-to-trump-org-100s-of-millions-of-fro/

Manafort Lied Re Interactions With Man Allegedly Tied To Russian Intel; Contact With Trump Officials Post-Indictment & More: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2018/12/08/manafort-lied-re-interactions-with-man-allegedly-tied-to-russian-intel-contact-with-trump-officials-post-indictment-more/