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House Judiciary hires attorneys who have argued for Trump impeachment

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler
House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler. Photo: Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images

House Judiciary chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) said Tuesday his panel has retained two high profile white collar lawyers to provide advice to Democrats and explore legal and ethics inquiries involving President Trump and his administration.

Why it matters: Nadler did not disclose many details about the inquiries Norman Eisen, a former Obama administration ethics czar and watchdog, and Barry Berke, a prominent criminal defense attorney, would be involved with. However, both are vocal Trump critics and have published writings outlining a case for impeaching or indicting the president for obstructing justice, CNN reports.

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Poll: Americans trust Mueller more than Trump

President Trump and Robert Mueller
President Trump and special counsel Robert Mueller. Photos: Pool/Getty Images; Alex Wong/Getty Images

56% of Americans trust special counsel Robert Mueller's version of the facts regarding his investigation, compared to 33% who prefer President Trump's, according to a Washington Post-Schar School poll released Tuesday.

By the numbers: A little more than 40% of Americans believe that Mueller has so far proven that the Trump campaign lied about their contact with Russians — and those results skew predictably along partisan lines. But more than 60% of Americans believe that Trump should face impeachment charges should Mueller conclude that Trump personally obstructed justice or directed his campaign subordinates to collude with Russia during the 2016 presidential election.

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