House panel chair accuses Trump of 'massive, unprecedented' obstruction

House panel chair accuses Trump of 'massive, unprecedented' obstruction

"I let everybody testify".

"We will use any and all power in our command to make sure it's backed up-whether that's a contempt citation, whether that's going to court and getting that citation enforced, whether it's fines, whether it's possible incarceration", Connolly told CNN's Wolf Blitzer.

House Democrats are grappling with the question of how to proceed in light of Mueller's findings and the public release of the redacted report, which detailed multiple examples of potential obstruction of justice.

"With all of this transparency, we finish".

"No Collusion, no obstruction". Overall, 49 percent say it did not rise to that level while 42 percent say the Russian role undermined the election's legitimacy. "We have a very great country to run".

McGahn has been subpoenaed to testify before the House Judiciary Committee.

But the White House's plans to indefinitely stiff-arm their requests for documents and testimony, combined with the instances of alleged obstruction already laid out in Mueller's report, is complicating that plan- and may drag House Democrats toward impeachment as an appropriately forceful way to respond to the administration's conduct. The House is given the power to impeach a president - bring formal charges - and the Senate then convenes a trial, with the senators as jurors, with a two-thirds vote needed to convict a president and remove him from office.

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"It's sad that campaign resources have had to be devoted to defending ourselves against the baseless Russian Federation hoax and endless witch hunt", Trump campaign's deputy communications director Erin Perrine told ABC News.

"So, if I'm guilty of anything, it's that I've been a great president and the Democrats don't like it, which is a shame", he said.

"On June 17, 2017, the president called [White House Counsel Don] McGahn at home and directed him to call the Acting Attorney General and say that the Special Counsel had conflicts of interest and must be removed".

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani has repeatedly attacked McGahn's veracity since the report's release. He told "CBS This Morning" the president is "writing a sequel" by claiming he never told former White House counsel Don McGahn to fire Robert Mueller.

"McGahn refused to back away from what he remembered happening", the report said.

ABC News poll shows just 31 per cent believe the report exonerated the president - after Trump said repeateldy it "completely exonerated" him.

On the question of obstruction, the report cited a series of examples in which Trump appeared to seek to interfere with Mueller's investigation, but Mueller said he believed Department of Justice policy that says the president can not be indicted in office also meant he should draw no conclusion as to whether the president committed a crime.