Sunday, 15 September, 2019

Democrats push new strategy for enforcing Russian Federation subpoenas

John Dean former counsel to President Richard Nixon speaks to the Senate Judiciary Committee in September AP John Dean former counsel to President Richard Nixon speaks to the Senate Judiciary Committee in September
Deanna Wagner | 12 June, 2019, 00:41

Monday's agreement with the department to see key pieces of evidence satisfies Democrats' demands for now, but Tuesday's resolution seeks to authorize the House judiciary committee to go to federal court to enforce the subpoenas if cooperation from Barr and the department doesn't last.

Nadler's comments come more than a week after Robert Mueller held a press conference at the Department of Justice; refusing to testify before his committee. The president cooperated with former special counsel Robert Mueller, they say, including with witness interviews and documents.

The report also outlined 10 instances in which Trump tried to interfere with Mueller's investigation but declined to make a judgment on whether that amounted to obstruction of justice.

With the agreement, Nadler said he would withdraw a vote set for Tuesday whether to hold Barr in criminal contempt of Congress for failing to comply with the House committee's subpoena for the information. Just hours before Mr. Dean's appearance, the Justice Department agreed to turn over some of Mr. Mueller's underlying evidence. 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.

Mueller declined to exonerate Trump of obstruction allegations after a 22-month investigation.

And a majority of voters - 53 percent - said Trump committed offenses that are grounds for impeachment, compared to 39 percent who disagreed.

"I'm clearly not a fact witness, but I hope I can give them some context and show them how strikingly like Watergate what we're seeing", Dean said.

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In related news, the House Oversight Committee said on Monday it plans to vote on Wednesday on whether to hold Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress for stonewalling a probe into an alleged scheme to politicize the 2020 U.S. Census.

The House Judiciary Committee on Monday heard testimony from former White House counsel John Dean, whose congressional testimony in 1973 is believed to have led to President Richard Nixon's resignation.

"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 Democrats' prospective star witness, Mueller, made it clear in his May 29 statement on his report that he did not intend to make any further public statements on the matter, and to date the Democratic leadership has hesitated to subpoena him.

The former White House counsel also testified about the president questioning if he could get rid of Mueller.

"While 61 percent of Democrats say there should be an impeachment investigation, 83 percent of Republicans and 52 percent of independents say it's time to move on", said Siena pollster Steven Greenberg.

The Democratic leadership has to date refused to initiate impeachment proceedings for fear that they would bring to the surface an unprecedented crisis of constitutional rule in America, to which Trump might respond by appealing to his fascistic base and the military brass to resist arms in hand.