Democrat leaders call Mueller testimony 'historic' but shy away from impeachment

20 Aug 2019

Top Democrat leaders have come out following the Robert Mueller testimony to say they want to have the strongest possible hand before deciding whether to begin impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said: 'If it comes to a point where the cone of silence and the obstruction of justice and the cover-up in the White House prevents us from getting that information, that will not prevent us from going forward. In fact, it's even more grounds to go forward.' Democratic representatives Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler, and Elijah Cummings, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, also spoke to reporters after Special Counsel Robert Mueller testified on Capitol Hill. Nadler confirmed they will go to court this week to enforce a subpoena of former White House counsel Don McGahn. Trump told McGahn in May to defy a subpoena to testify before Congress about the Russia investigation. Nadler said at the time that Trump was trying to block damaging testimony about the Republican president's obstruction of justice
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