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Rep. Nadler Says It's 'Important' that Mueller Info 'Get Out to the American People'

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., talks to reporters after leading his Democratic majority to vote to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

How divorced from reality are Democrats? Rep. Jerry Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and the man in charge of ramrodding the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump, told ABC News that he believed it was “very important that information get out to the American people” on Robert Mueller’s findings.

Mueller reiterated the details of his 448-page report on Wednesday, saying that it did not exonerate Trump and pushing back against claims that the investigation was a hoax. When Nadler asked the former FBI director if the report did not conclude that Trump had not committed obstruction of justice, Mueller said “That is correct.”

Nadler and other Democrats had hoped that the hearings would be a turning point for many Americans.

“Today was a watershed day in telling the facts to the American people,” he said at a press conference on Wednesday. “With those facts, we can proceed, and we face a time of great danger.”

Just who is it that doesn’t know what Mueller found out in his two-year investigation into the Trump campaign? Nadler apparently believes that the American people still get their news via the Pony Express. Unless you were dead, hiding under a rock, or deliberately tuned it out, the American people are fairly familiar with Mueller’s work and have reached their own conclusions.

Nadler’s statement points to the desperation of Democrats. They have nothing except their own paranoid fantasies on which to base impeachment and the forlorn hope that their vicious, unhinged, hysterical attacks on Trump will somehow sway people and start a stampede for impeachment.

Nancy Pelosi appears to be the only adult in the room:

More than 100 House Democrats now publicly support impeachment, including 15 House Judiciary Committee members, up from the 95 who voted in favor of impeachment on July 17. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday that the hearings had not changed her position on impeachment, telling reporters, “I think if we [go] down that path, we should go in the strongest possible way.”

That’s a message to her more radical colleagues to cool it. It isn’t working. The “squad,” Nadler, and a hundred other Democrats have deluded themselves into thinking that if only the “facts” came out, the public would rally to their anti-Trump banner and, in their righteous might, smite the president and lay him low.

Not going to happen, Jerry.