Publicado: Mier, Junio 12, 2019
Global | Por Milagro Delgado

Vote by House Democrats could take subpoena fight to federal court

Vote by House Democrats could take subpoena fight to federal court

A resolution being voted on in the House would make it easier for Democrats to sue members of President Donald Trump's administration and other potential witnesses who refuse to comply with subpoenas.

Rep. Jerrold Nadler confirmed Monday that the House Judiciary Committee will "press pause" on its efforts to hold Attorney General William Barr in Contempt of Congress.

"It is nearly unheard of for the Justice Department to release raw evidence to another entity so that the Justice Department can be second guessed", he said.

Mueller's investigation is part of a broad fight between Trump and congressional Democrats, who are investigating his policies, conduct in office and private businesses.

Tuesday's vote comes as House Democrats attempt to keep a focus on the Mueller report.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., addressed her colleagues during the debate on the resolution. It was not clear whether the planned vote on McGahn would go ahead.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said Tuesday he will go to court as soon as possible to get the evidence and the witnesses in front of his panel.

"In many ways the Mueller report is to President Trump what the so-called Watergate roadmap. was to President Richard Nixon", said Dean, whose congressional testimony in 1973 ultimately lead to the resignation of Nixon.

"If the Justice 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.

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Collins also called Democrats' legal arguments weak and said they could wind up hurting their own cause if they don't find favor with judges in court.

Trump's former White House counsel Donald McGahn, in fact, has refused to testify because the White House told him not to. But he said McGahn is another matter.

"He's not a credible person", Conway said of Dean. "He should begin to co-operate immediately or face the consequences". Nadler opened the hearing by citing Mueller as an authority on the supposed massive intervention of the Russian government in the 2016 election in favor of Trump-an unsubstantiated narrative that was fabricated by the U.S. intelligence agencies and has been the focus of the Democrats' demands for a more aggressive posture toward Russia as well as a harsher crackdown on oppositional views on the internet. According to a redacted version of the report, which was released in April, Mueller found that although Trump's campaign had multiple contacts with Russian officials, there was insufficient evidence to establish criminal conspiracy.

A minority of the majority wants to initiate an impeachment investigation into Trump on the belief that the special counsel documented obstruction of justice by the president.

Appearing on CNN, Dean said he would draw comparisons in his testimony between actions documented in the Mueller report and the Watergate scandal.

Mr. Dean told the panel Mr. Trump's firing of former FBI Director James Comey paralleled Mr. Nixon's "Saturday night massacre" firing of special counsel Archibald Cox.

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway also took aim at Dean on Monday during an interview on Fox News's "Fox & Friends". He added his oft-repeated claim of "No Collusion - No Obstruction!"

The House Intelligence Committee will continue looking into the Mueller probe on Wednesday with a hearing on the counterintelligence implications of Russian interference in the 2016 elections.

Republicans have criticized the hearings as a waste of time and have called for Democrats to move on.

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