Trump came out fighting, posting on Twitter that two years of "presidential Harassment" since he took office had proven nothing but Democratic lawbreaking. And that means the debate among House Democrats will be a tactical one - what is the best time and way to go forward - rather than a more fundamental discussion of whether the president should be impeached.
The judiciary committee of the House of Representatives, which is dominated by Democrats, sent letters demanding documents to more than 80 family members, political contacts, business contacts and institutions connected to the president.
Asked if he believed Trump obstructed justice, Nadler said, "Yes, I do".
The Democrats believe that these charges against Trump deserve to be investigated as the Republican-controlled house prematurely shut down the investigation that was looking at collusion between the Trump Campaign and Russian Federation. What Schiff did not say is at what point House Democrats will decide to pull the trigger. "We're going to go into his finances, we're going to check his deals, we're going to check" - These people are sick. While Republicans bend over backward to defend the president in order to please their base voters - the people they need to mollify if they're to withstand primary challenges - they will alienate the rest of the voting public.
"We're waiting for a report by people who weren't elected", Trump said of the Mueller report, which is widely expected to be handed over to Attorney General William Barr in the coming days.
Trump's comment is often cited by his critics as an instance in which his campaign colluded in plain sight with the Russian election meddling effort.
Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller in May 2017 to take over the Russian Federation investigation after Trump fired Comey, whose agency had led the probe initially.
"He talks about impeachment before he even became chairman and then he says, 'you've got to persuade people to get there.' There's nothing that the president did wrong".
The investigations reach far beyond Mueller's focus of Russian interference and collusion in the 2016 campaign.
Trump said the attack was "disgusting" and joked that, for the benefit of the media, he wouldn't wish similar treatment on the assailant.
"We have got to understand this is not about him, it's about us", Sen.
He said he has good eyesight and later added, "I don't have white hair".
Republicans accused Nadler and fellow Democrats of lining up a fall back investigation to pursue the President in case Mueller does not find offenses that rise to the level of impeachment.
Trump still has made no move to fire Mueller, a Republican and respected former FBI director who has conducted his investigation with utmost secrecy.
"I have never in my lifetime seen a presidential campaign, from a person of either party, have this much outreach to a foreign country and a foreign country that the intelligence community [says], and our committee has validated, intervened massively in our election and intervened with an attempt to help one candidate, Donald Trump, and hurt another, Hillary Clinton".