Watergate figure Dean to testify on Trump 'obstruction' allegations

New York City. Jerry Nadler offered made remarks about Special Counsel Mueller's statement on the Russian probe and the

House Democrats to Hold Hearing on ‘Presidential Obstruction’ Stephanie Keith Getty ImagesSEAN MORAN9 Jun 2019

The agreement with the Judiciary Committee follows a similar accord struck between the Justice Department and House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, a California Democrat, who said last week that his panel had begun reviewing a set of counterintelligence documents from the special counsel's investigation in response to Schiff's subpoena.

"The Department will share the first of these documents with us later today".

The special counsel did not find evidence to establish a criminal conspiracy between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation.

John Dean, former White House counsel to Richard Nixon and political contributor to CNN, will appear before the House Judiciary Committee on Monday to testify about his experiences with obstruction of justice. Dean served four months in prison for his own efforts to aid the White House coverup of the 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters.

The deal comes on a day when the Judiciary Committee begins a series of hearings on the Mueller report, with former Nixon White House counsel and Watergate figure John Dean testifying. He said he'll pay particular attention to the question of whether Trump obstructed justice.

FILE PHOTO: House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) arrives at a House Judiciary Committee hearing titled "Oversight of the Report by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III", at which witness former White House Counsel Donald McGahn was subpoened to testify at on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 21, 2019.

"But they want a Redo, or Do Over".

Language in the resolution would make it easier for committee chairmen to take the Trump administration to court.

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With Trump pledging that "we're fighting all the subpoenas", Democratic leaders want to avoid repeated floor votes on contempt resolutions that would detract from their legislative agenda.

A growing number of Democrats have called for launching an impeachment inquiry against Trump, while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has continued to counsel a more deliberate course. Pelosi has rejected that option, preferring a slower, more methodical approach to investigating the president, including the court fights and hearings.

The contempt vote is reportedly still scheduled for Tuesday, despite the agreement, Politico reported.

"I am very satisfied that things are moving in the right direction, " Raskin said.

The Mueller report plainly stated that the special counsel found evidence of presidential-level obstruction: Trump tried on multiple occasions and through multiple aides to hinder, limit and even end the probe.

In his Sunday tweets, Trump said the Democrats were "devastated" by the contents of the Mueller report, saying it was a "disaster for them".

The agreement indicates that the Trump administration is not stonewalling Congress, the committee's top Republican, Representative Doug Collins, said.

"Every day, Donald Trump grows more unstable and more unsafe, and members of Congress are the only ones with the power to protect the American people and our democracy", he said. "The rules are clear on this point".

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