Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) listens to testimony during a hearing about “Executive Privilege and Congressional Oversight,” on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 15, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said on Wednesday that the White House’s refusal to cooperate with his panel’s probe of allegations of obstruction of justice and abuses of power 2018 President Donald Trump was “preposterous” and puts the president above the law.

“This is the White House claiming that the president is king,” Nadler told CNN. “No president, no person in the United States is above the law. This is preposterous.”

Reporting 2018 Tim Ahmann; Editing 2018 David Alexander

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