House Judiciary Committee to Hold Hearings About Special Counsel Report Without Mueller

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The top Republican on the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday called for hearings into interference by Russian Federation and others in the 2016 election and beyond, on the heels of a statement https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-text/u-s-special-counsel-muellers-statement-on-russia-probe-idUSKCN1SZ23Q by former U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller and ahead of presidential elections next year.

Cummings said the panel would consider postponing its contempt of Congress vote if Ross and Barr produced unredacted documents the committee had requested by Thursday.

McGahn, who left his post as White House counsel a year ago, figured prominently in Mueller's report, which cited him as saying that Trump called him several times to tell him to direct the Justice Department to remove Mueller.

The herculean effort by Donald Trump to quash all investigation (from the beginning continuing to today) proves that the Mueller report is not the end of Congress' oversight duties - it's a milestone along a continuing constitutional mandate to keep the president within his role as head of a co-equal branch of government.

Chairs of multiple House committees, including House Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), have since been trying to obtain information about Trump from as far back as 2011, hoping to gain something they can use to fuel an impeachment push that is now attracting tepid support from the party as a whole, portraying the probing as a continuation of Muellers years-long investigation despite the lack of explosive findings.

Other witnesses before the Judiciary Committee will include former U.S. attorneys and legal experts. Although Democrats in Congress intend on questioning Mueller in person, he believes that everything he can and will say is available in his report. Democrats have suggested they will compel Mueller's appearance if necessary, but it's unclear when - or if - that will happen. Similarly, Mueller's words were a direct refutation of the subtler, but still misleading attempts of Attorney General William Barr to downplay all the presidential misdeeds detailed in the report.

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Although the report laid out 11 instances of possible obstruction of justice, Mueller declined to either prosecute or exonerate the President in this matter.

Democrats had also subpoenaed McGahn to testify before the Judiciary Committee last month, but he did not appear after the White House directed him not to comply.

Commenting on Russian Federation inquiry, Robert Mueller, US Special Counsel, said that charging President Trump with crime wasn't an option.

Painter told Newsweek that Pelosi's refusal to at least open an impeachment inquiry is "nuts, because how in the world can [Democrats] go on the campaign trail and say Trump is guilty of all these crimes in office when they didn't impeach him?"

Dean ultimately cooperated with prosecutors and helped bring down Nixon's presidency, though he served a prison term for obstruction of justice.

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