Rhode Island Democratic Congressman David Cicilline told CNN’s New Day this morning that the American people deserve to see the Mueller report. And he also said that he will take any and all steps necessary to make sure that happens. He said that he will even begin impeachment proceedings in the House to assure that Mueller’s report is made public.
William Barr as the new Attorney General of the United States, will make the call about who gets a copy of the final report issued by special counsel Bob Mueller. But if he tries to stop Congress from using Mueller’s work for its own probes, he will have a major fight on his hands, according to House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY).
Editor’s Note: The idea of indicting a sitting president is still a matter of debate.
The fate of Donald Trump — and the nation — may lie in the hands of his next attorney general, William Barr. Since Justice Department policy prohibits indictment of a sitting president on criminal charges, the only way for Trump to be forced from office is impeachment.
House Democrats are investigating acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to determine if he has ever improperly shared information about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation with President Trump or his lawyers.
The debate over making special counsel Robert Mueller’s report is rapidly heating up and may soon come to a boil.
There is some evidence that Mueller may finish his investigation soon, and while most Americans and members of Congress want to see the probe’s results, not everyone agrees that this is required, or even a good idea.
When Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham asked William P. Barr, Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, whether it would be a crime if “the president tried to coach somebody not to testify, or testify falsely,” Barr was very clear in his answer, saying simply: “Yes. Under an obstruction statute, yes.”
Donald Trump has called prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller on the Russia probe “angry Democrats.” Even though most of them have been lifelong Republicans, he has pointed out that in the past some of them gave political donations to Democrats as proof that they are biased against him.