US President Donald Trump may have committed an “impeachable offense,” a top Democrat says, amid reports of critical breakthroughs in a long-running investigation into the Trump campaign’s alleged “collusion” with Russia.
Representative Jerry Nadler, who is the favorite to head the next House Judiciary Committee, made the remarks on Sunday, a day after federal prosecutors detailed a previously unknown attempt by a Russian to help Trump’s 2016 election campaign.
“They would be impeachable offenses, whether they are important enough to justify an impeachment is a different question, but certainly they’d [be] impeachable offenses because even though they were committed before the president became president, they were committed in the service of fraudulently obtaining the office,” Nadler told CNN.
“The new Congress will not try to shield the president,” he added. “We will try to get to the bottom of this in order to serve the American…