Trump now says Mueller should not testify before Congress

Trump Says He Thinks About God To Get Through Mueller Investigation

Graham told reporters Thursday that he is moving forward on his own investigation into the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and allegations that the FBI abused the surveillance law to obtain a warrant on Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

Shortly after Barr refused to appear before the House Judiciary Committee, Pelosi accused him of lying to lawmakers about interactions with Mueller after the special counsel ended a 22-month investigation into Russia's efforts to interfere in the 2016 USA election to boost Trump's candidacy. Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec called Pelosi's accusation "reckless, irresponsible and false". Trump's refusal to comply with their requests - with Barr just the latest example - will only strengthen the case.

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler said last week that May 15 was the committee's target date for Mueller to testify, but it has not yet been finalized. That could potentially lead to legal steps against the top US law enforcement official.

But ten weeks later, he is being branded as more political than his predecessor, labeled a liar and facing calls for impeachment and a possible charge of contempt of Congress.

Former Vice President Joe Biden, the leading Democrat in opinion polls, said this week that Trump's stonewalling left no alternative but impeachment, which other Democrats have urged. Nixon resigned in 1974 over the Watergate scandal. "If anybody else did that, it would be considered a crime", Pelosi said.

But his determination to help the White House move beyond the probe has created a new problem. But Mr. Barr has said he has no objection to Mr. Mueller testifying. In one instance, CNN reported, Harris questioned whether the White House has "asked or suggested" that he open an investigation into anyone. "I didn't have to give any documents", Trump added.

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Yet Mueller never secured an interview with Trump, who agreed only to answer limited written questions on selected topics. Flood also counters claims by Democrats that the Mueller report could be a road map to impeaching Trump.

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In fact, a letter made public Tuesday showed Mueller complaining that Barr had distorted the report's conclusions.

Trump also declared Thursday that he would not allow former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify, claiming executive privilege, although he previously waived privilege in allowing McGahn to testify before the Mueller investigation for almost 30 hours. House Democratic Reps. Ted Lieu of California and Kathleen Rice of NY are asking the state bars in Virginia and Washington, DC, to begin ethics investigations into Barr following his recent congressional testimony.

"The committee is prepared to make every realistic effort to reach an accommodation with the department", Mr. Nadler wrote to Mr. Barr. Democrats refused to accommodate Barr because Raskin said there's a bigger constitutional principle at stake. "At this point, another step that we will be taking, is we want Robert Mueller to come and testify before us".

Harris also pointed out details in Mueller's report that notes at least three occasions where Trump called for an investigation into Hillary Clinton, whom he ran against him in the 2016 election.

Again, Democrats were highly critical of William Barr accusing him of behaving more like Donald Trump's personal lawyer than the head of the US Department of Justice.

A businessman-turned-politician, Trump also still refuses to disclose any of his annual tax returns, rejecting decades of practice by recent presidents.

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