(Reuters) The House Judiciary Committee will seek documents from more than 60 people and organizations as it begins investigations into possible obstruction of justice and abuse of power by President Donald Trump the panels chairman said on Sunday. Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler told ABCs This Week the panel wanted to get documents from the Department of Justice the presidents son Donald Trump Jr. and Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg among others. We are going to initiate investigations into abuses of power into corruption ... and into obstruction of justice Nadler said. Its our job to protect the rule of law. Its very clear that the president obstructed justice Nadler said. He said it was too soon to consider whether impeachment should be pursued however. Before you impeach somebody you have to persuade the American public that it ought to happen he said. As evidence of obstruction Nadler cited Trumps May 2017 firing of FBI Director James Comey who was leading an investigation into Russia activities in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and possible collusion with Trumps campaign. That investigation was subsequently taken over by Special Counsel Robert Mueller who is expected to deliver his findings to the U.S. attorney general within weeks. Nadler also cited what he called Trumps attempts to intimidate witnesses in the investigation.He said the committee on Monday would release the list of people and organizations it would request documents from.
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