Trump is 'proud' of Barr for launching investigation into Mueller


The American public will hear from Special Counsel Robert Mueller, according to someone who might be able to make that happen. McGahn's view was not disclosed in the report.

But Burck declined on McGahn's behalf, the people said, because Attorney General William Barr had already concluded there was insufficient evidence to accuse the president of criminal obstruction.

Rudy Giuliani hinted Saturday that he believes there is a constitutional crisis, although it isn't the one that Democrats have been talking about since the release of the Mueller report. White House aides summarized some of principles such as legislation. "No, I didn't ask him to do that", Trump told reporters outside the White House before departing for Louisiana Tuesday morning.

"We did not perceive it as any kind of threat or something sinister", Burck said.

Russian Federation has repeatedly denied any claims of interference in the United States political system, saying the allegations were made up to excuse the election loss of Trump's opponent and deflect public attention from actual instances of election fraud and corruption. But it seems Rudy Giuliani answered that question.

Schiff said on This Week that the Trump administration "has made a decision to say a blank no, no to any kind of oversight whatsoever".

Republicans have accused Democrats of grandstanding for liberal voters.

Rep. Jerrold Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has been in negotiations to have Mueller appear before his panel and has said he would issue a subpoena to compel him to appear if necessary.

'The attorney general could not comply with the House Judiciary Committee's subpoena without violating the law, court rules, and court orders, and without threatening the independence of the Department's prosecutorial functions, ' said Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec in a statement.

The president also attacked the FBI as having "no leadership", an insult aimed at FBI Director Chris Wray, whom Trump nominated to replace former FBI Director James Comey. In several cases, the special counsel wrote, there was substantial evidence that the president sought to obstruct the probe, including in his interactions with McGahn.

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton told Fox Business over the weekend that the Democrats are trying to get to the president by using a strategy to harass and subpoena the attorney general. McGahn prepared to resign at one point rather than carry out Trump's instructions.

The committee voted Wednesday to hold Barr in contempt of Congress when he did not budge on turning over the report.

Don McGahn resigned as the White House's top lawyer last October.