Democrats push new strategy for enforcing Russian Federation subpoenas

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks at the Capitol in Washington. President Donald Trump says it's

Attorney General William Barr has initiated such an inquiry. He added that Mueller "has provided this committee with a road map".

Tuesday's resolution will be voted on by House leaders, not the full House.

It's unclear how quickly Democrats will go to court once the resolution is approved.

Nadler says the department will begin complying with the committee's subpoena Monday and provide some of Mueller's "most important files".

In public remarks May 29, Mueller said his office could not consider whether to charge Trump with a crime because of a long-standing Justice Department opinion that a sitting president cannot be indicted.

McGahn refused to testify last month or hand over documents requested by the House, in defiance of the subpoena. After Monday's deal, however, they made a decision to vote only on the motion authorizing the panel to go to federal court, if necessary, to enforce subpoenas.

On Twitter, President Trump suggested that Democrats are using Dean as a prop to "do over" the results of the Mueller report. Mueller's team interviewed McGahn for 30 hours, with the lawyer telling prosecutors that Trump pressured him to try to get Mueller ousted from overseeing the investigation, a demand he ignored.

"In that case, a privilege can't protect information that has already been voluntarily disclosed".


"John Dean's been a loser for many years", the President told reporters, adding: "You can't impeach somebody when there's never been a thing done wrong".

The announcement comes just a day before a contempt vote was expected on the House floor. 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.

Voters were also were split on whether an investigation into how and why the original probe into Trump - which led to the appointment of Special Counsel Mueller - was started. The former special counsel detailed at least ten instances of possible obstruction by Trump in his report. "But that's what the Attorney General agreed to do yesterday".

Democrats remain outraged by the lack of accountability thus far for what happened in the 2016 presidential election and they do not accept Trump's posturing, with Barr's help, that the Mueller report cleared him.

House Democrats reject that rationale, and Nadler said on Monday he still wants documents from McGahn - and to see McGahn at his witness table.

"Clearly, Special Counsel Mueller did not exonerate Mr Trump". Period. He said that. "It is our responsibility, therefore, to continue to pursue getting information, which should include ... having Mr Mueller testify".

But many Republicans have criticised the hearings, saying now that the Mueller report is out, it is time to move on. Representative Douglas Collins, the top GOP lawmaker on the panel, said if Democrats really cared about stopping Russian Federation interference in future elections, the committee would be asking experts - not cable commentators - to testify.

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