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House Democrats Move Forward To Hold Barr In Contempt

House Democrats Move Forward To Hold Barr In Contempt

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

Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md., told reporters Monday it's most important is to assemble "all the facts and data".

"I think the feeling of inevitability is growing, generally", said Rep. Jamie Raskin, who sits on the judiciary and oversight committees and is in support of an inquiry.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, along with other Democratic leaders in the chamber, have continued to downplay impeachment talk.

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.

But even within Pelosi's own leadership ranks there have been murmurs of a desire to give impeachment proceedings a more sympathetic reception publicly.

Two Israelis Wounded in Palestinian Stabbing Attack in Jerusalem's Old City
Demonstrators burnt US and Israeli flags and effigies of US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Iran is fiercely opposed to Israel, which it does not recognize and blames for numerous problems in the Middle East.

Clyburn, on Sunday, said he disagreed with that estimate and wasn't 'waiting on the Senate'.

As Politico reported, this vote "would clear the way for the House Judiciary Committee to take Barr and McGahn to court to enforce their subpoenas".

In a letter to Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), Assistant Attorney General Stephen E. Boyd wrote that the committee's latest request for materials was "more reasonable" and "could mitigate some of the legal barriers to disclosure".

Ocasio-Cortez is suggesting Mueller is trying to get Democrats to impeach the president, without directly telling them to do so. Negotiations over Mueller's testimony are ongoing.

A redacted 448-page version of Mueller's report released in April concluded that Russian operatives sought to influence the USA presidential election in 2016, but it did not find evidence of a criminal conspiracy between Trump's campaign and Russia. It will feature John Dean, a White House counsel who helped bring down Richard Nixon's presidency, though he served a prison term for obstructing justice.

Republicans criticized the decision to hold hearings, with North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows calling the move "another openly desperate move to resuscitate a dead collusion conspiracy". After careful review of the evidence and testimony now available, and in service to my oath, it is my judgment that Congress needs to accept the baton being handed to us by Mr. Mueller and open an impeachment inquiry to more fully assess the Constitutional implications of seemingly criminal actions by the President and his campaign, and to determine whether formal impeachment charges need to be filed.


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