Connolly threatens to jail Trump officials who won't comply with subpoenas

Trump and his business organization have sued the House oversight committee

Schiff has also not ruled out impeaching the president for obstruction of justice.

The committee wants to hear from Stephen Miller, known as the architect of Trump's hardline immigration policy; Carl Kline, a former Executive Office official who approved Jared Kushner's security clearance despite staffers' concerns; and John Gore, a top Justice Department official who was subpoenaed to testify on the issue of adding a question about citizenship to the U.S. census. "It is clear Congress and the American people must hear from Special Counsel Robert Mueller in person to better understand his findings", Nadler tweeted.

The president, departing the White House on Friday for Indianapolis, touted his administration's transparency throughout the almost two-year-long Russian Federation investigation led by Mueller and his team. Almost half of Americans, 47 percent, said he had obstructed justice, while 41 percent said he didn't obstruct justice. During his long stint as director of the FBI, Mueller proved himself to be a deft witness before Congress.

Trump in recent days has complained about House Democrats stepping up their investigations in the aftermath of the special counsel's probe, which ended last month without concluding the president colluded with Russian Federation or obstructed justice. Peter Carr, who served as spokesperson for Mueller's office but has since resumed his duties as spokesperson for the criminal division at the Justice Department, declined to comment.

The president vowed to resist every subpoena from House Democrats investigating his administration and to fight any effort by them to impeach him. In recent days, the Trump administration has made a flurry of moves to thwart congressional overseers.

Almost a majority of Americans, 47%, say Trump tried to interfere with the investigation and that interference rises to the level of obstruction.

Mueller's testimony may be a different matter. Plenty of people close to Trump, or who worked closely with him, were interviewed by investigators or invited to do so. "I said I want everybody to testify", Trump told reporters. Again, stunningly, 41% say he did not try to interfere.

"This is absurd because what happened in the Mueller report is, in fact, the exoneration of Trump", Porter said. "If I wanted to fire Mueller, I didn't need McGahn to do it, I could have done it myself", Trump wrote on Twitter.

But 2020 Trump campaign adviser Marc Porter says the United States president is clearly exonerated. At first, they cooperated with Mueller's 22-month investigation, encouraging officials to testify and turning over more than a million documents.



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