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PoliticsU.S. House Judiciary chairman vows to 'respond' to Trump 'crimes'

19:40  29 may  2019
19:40  29 may  2019 Source:   reuters.com

House Democrat says impeachment inquiry needed if ex-White House counsel does not testify

House Democrat says impeachment inquiry needed if ex-White House counsel does not testify A Democratic member of the House Judiciary Committee said on Monday an impeachment inquiry would be warranted if former White House counsel Don McGahn does not respond to a congressional subpoena to testify before the panel. "In face of a president and a White House that is attempting in every way to impede our access to information ... we may well be forced into a position to have to open a formal inquiry in order to facilitate the collection of the evidence that we need to see," Representative David Cicilline told MSNBC.

U.S. House Judiciary chairman vows to 'respond' to Trump 'crimes' © MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images "It falls to Congress to respond to the crimes," House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler said in a statement. WASHINGTON — Rep. Jerry Nadler, the Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, vowed to hold President Donald Trump accountable after Special Counsel Robert Mueller said he could not have brought charges against Trump after his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.

"Given that Special Counsel Mueller was unable to pursue criminal charges against the president, it falls to Congress to respond to the crimes, lies and other wrongdoing of President Trump — and we will do so," Nadler said in a statement.

Reporting by Susan Cornwell and Makini Brice

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