House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said that “all options were on the table” regarding the initiation of impeachment proceedings against President Trump, following special counsel Robert Mueller’s first public statement on the Russia investigation Wednesday afternoon.
“With respect to impeachment, all options are on the table, and nothing should be ruled out,” Nadler said in New York.
But he did not directly answer a question about whether he would issue a subpoena for Mueller to appear before the Judiciary Committee, which has been seeking more of the underlying information in the Mueller report, as well as testimony by the special counsel.
“Mr. Mueller told us a lot of what we needed to hear today,” Nadler responded.
Earlier, Mueller had said that he did not plan to speak publicly again about the report.
Mueller said Wednesday that his report had not cleared President Trump on the question of obstruction. “If we had confidence that the president did not clearly commit a crime, we would have said so,” he said. And he explained that his office never considered indicting him for obstruction of justice because a longstanding Justice Department policy prohibits the indictment of a sitting president.