The House Judiciary Committee convened Monday to hear from four witnesses on lessons from the almost two-year long Robert S. Mueller III-led investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
"This is not a blank check". Subsequently, just like they do on MSNBC, Joyce Vance and Barbara McQuade did an excellent job outlining Trump's obstruction and highlighting Mueller's findings. "But they want a Redo, or Do Over".
Former White House counsel John Dean laughed off attacks he faced from House Republicans during a hearing today, saying he expected the attacks and noted "they're all flamethrowers".
A growing number of Democrats have called for launching an impeachment inquiry against Trump, while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has continued to counsel a more deliberate course.
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"The first rule of our (congressional delegation) is we never criticise a president of the United States when we are overseas".
House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., gavels in a hearing on the Mueller report without witness Attorney General William Barr who refused to appear, on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 2, 2019.
"If the department proceeds in good faith and we are able to obtain everything that we need, then there will be no need to take further steps", Nadler said in a statement. "If important information is held back, then we will have no choice but to enforce our subpoena in court and consider other remedies". "In sum, the executive privilege argument for both of them seems relatively weak". "The Department of Justice remains committed to appropriately accommodating Congress's legitimate interests related to the Special Counsel's Investigation and will continue to do so provided the previously voted-upon resolution does not advance", DOJ Spokesperson Kerri Kupec said. The measure is scheduled for floor action on Tuesday. For weeks Barr has resisted a subpoena from Nadler's committee for a full, unredacted version of Mueller's 448-page final report and underlying evidence. Mueller wrote that there was not enough evidence to establish that there was a conspiracy between Trump's 2016 campaign and Russian Federation, but he also said he could not exonerate Trump on obstruction of justice. "By seeking to curtail the investigation, President Trump attempted to limit our country's understanding of how Russian Federation attacked our election, which would also diminish our ability to detect and defend against future threats".
"The chairman wants to talk about anything that might sway opinion against the president before the 2020 election", Georgia Rep. Doug Collins, the top Republican on the Judiciary panel, said at Monday's hearing. "We did not determine whether the president did commit a crime".