House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said on Wednesday that the option for depositing & # 39; on the table & # 39; remains when it comes to Democrats investigating President Donald Trump.
& # 39; With regard to the question of deposition on this point, all options are on the table and nothing should be excluded & he said at a press conference in New York after Robert Mueller, a special adviser, openly about his Russia investigation had spoken.
But Nadler did not want to say whether his commission would sue Mueller, who was reluctant to testify before Congress about his two-year investigation into President Trump.
& # 39; Mueller told us a lot about what we should hear today, & said Nadler when asked about a subpoena.
He noted that his committee continues to investigate.
& # 39; We follow our investigation. We will continue to do this and we will make decisions as they seem, & said Nadler.
House Judiciary Committee President Jerry Nadler vowed to continue his investigations of President Donald Trump
Nadler made his vow after special counsel Robert Mueller broke his silence for the first time to discuss his Russia investigation
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Congress would continue his investigations
Mueller made a surprise statement on Wednesday to discuss his investigation into the Russian role in the 2016 election. Although his report found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, it left the decision whether or not to burden Trump with obstruction of justice in the hands of Attorney General William Barr.
Barr, in collaboration with the then Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, did not file a complaint – a move that made the Democrats angry.
And while some Democrats are calling for a renewed accusation against Trump in the wake of Mueller's words, Speaker Nancy Pelosi was reluctant.
& # 39; The congress will continue to investigate and legislate to protect our elections and safeguard our democracy & # 39 ;, she said in a statement.
Pelosi has tried to stop the settlement gap between House Democrats for fear that it might hit the party in the 2020 elections.
Nadler held a statement for his press conference that did not mention a thrust, but promised to continue his panel's investigation.
& # 39; Given that Special Counsel Mueller was unable to prosecute indictments against the president, it is up to Congress to respond to President Trump's crimes, lies and other crimes – and we will, & # 39; said Nadler in a statement.
"No one, not even the President of the United States, is above the law," he said.
Nadler also argued that Mueller showed that President Trump & # 39; is lying & # 39; on the findings of the Special Counsel in his long report on the Russian role in the 2016 election.
Although the Ministry of Justice has prevented the Special Council from suing the President, the Special Council has clearly demonstrated that President Trump is clearly lying about the findings of the Special Counselor, lying about the testimony of key witnesses in the Special Counsel's report and lying in the claim that the special council found no impediment and collusion, "he said.
Nadler also pointed out that in his first public statement on his report & # 39; Mueller confirmed three central points: he did not acquit the president of the United States from obstruction of justice, obstruction of the law is a serious crime that is at the core touches on our legal system and the Constitution points out that Congress must take action to hold the president accountable. & # 39;
Nadler is one of the six chairmen of the house presidents who led research on Trump & # 39; s businesses, taxes, administration and the interactions of his campaign with Russians in the 2016 elections.
Since the Ministry of Justice falls under the competence of the Nadler Commission, it has become the Democratic designation for the Russian investigation.
Meanwhile, Trump stated that the case against him & # 39; closed & # 39; used to be.
& # 39; Nothing changes in the Mueller report. There was insufficient evidence and therefore someone in our country is innocent. The case is closed! Thanks, & # 39; Trump wrote shortly after Mueller & # 39; s statement on Twitter.
Mueller told the country on Wednesday in a dramatic statement that it & # 39; not an option & # 39; was for his position to have imposed an obstruction crime on President Trump and that it was & # 39; inappropriate & # 39; would be to talk further about his investigation into Russian election intervention.
In a public statement he said would probably be his only one, Mueller repeated parts of his 448 report – including the controversial decision not to charge Trump with a crime.
President Donald Trump stated that the case against him & # 39; closed & # 39; used to be
Mueller said his decision was based on the policy of the Ministry of Justice – not on the guilt or innocence of President Trump.
& # 39; As explained in the report, after that investigation, if we had been confident that the president had clearly not committed any crime, we would have said so. However, we have not made a decision as to whether the President has committed a crime. & # 39;
Mueller explained: & # 39; Under long-term departmental policy, a president cannot be accused of a federal crime while in office. That is unconstitutional. Even if the cargo is kept sealed and hidden from the public, it is also forbidden. A special law firm is part of the Ministry of Justice and was bound by that department policy by regulation. Charging the president with a crime was therefore not an option that we could consider. & # 39;
He also spoke about the severity of the obstruction and emphasized the language in the report, which seemed to suggest that it was up to Congress to find out what to do with the information it contained.
& # 39; It was crucial for us to obtain complete and accurate information from every person we interviewed. When a topic of an investigation hinders investigations or lies for investigators, it goes to the heart of the government's efforts to find the truth and hold offenders liable, & Mueller said.
Democrats pick up his words.
Rep. Val Demings, who sits on the Judiciary Power Commission and has spoken vocally about the need to hold Trump liable, said Congress should "act," but they also continued to use the word rejection.
& # 39; Special Counsel Robert Mueller has just said that & # 39; Charging the president with a crime was not an option that we could consider under DOJ policies. It was not a lack of evidence. It was DOJ policy. He said that this & # 39; deserves the attention of every American & # 39 ;. He is right. Congress must act, & she wrote on Twitter.
Former vice president, Joe Biden, restrained from calling for deposition
Several Democratic candidates for president called on Congress to initiate indictment in the aftermath of Mueller's words.
But former Vice President Joe Biden was a notable exception.
& # 39; Vice President Biden agrees with speaker Pelosi that no one would enjoy what would certainly be a divisive process, but that this government could inevitably continue its course. For all these reasons and more, Vice President Biden will continue to argue why President Trump should not be re-elected. That is the surefire way to get him to the office, & his campaign said in a statement.
Other rivals for the right to include President Trump next year did not agree.
& # 39; What Robert Mueller actually did was send back a referral. It is now up to Congress to hold this president accountable. We must start a removal procedure. It is our constitutional commitment, & Sen. Kamala Harris tweeted.
& # 39; Mueller's statement makes clear what those who have read his report know: it is a referral and it is up to Congress to act. They should do that, & # 39; Sen. Elizabeth Warren noted.
& # 39; Robert Mueller's statement makes it clear: Congress has a legal and moral obligation to initiate indictment immediately, & # 39; Sen. Cory Booker wrote.
& # 39; There must be consequences, accountability and justice. The only way to guarantee that is to start the unsubscribe process, & # 39; former representative Beto O & # 39; Rourke wrote.
& # 39; Mueller has done his job. Now it's time to do ours. Insult hearings should begin tomorrow, & # 39; Rep. Seth Moulton tweeted.
& # 39; Mueller made it clear this morning that his research is now at the feet of Congress. No one is above the law – Congress should start a sediment investigation, & # 39; former Housing Minister Julian Castro wrote.
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