Some Democrats fear that moving swiftly to impeach the president for allegedly obstructing justice in impeding Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe could ultimately bolster his re-election prospects, since it's highly unlikely the GOP-led Senate would vote to convict him of anything.
"He's not a credible person", Conway said of Dean.
The Justice Department has reached a separate deal with the Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee to provide underlying foreign intelligence and counterintelligence documents.
"We have agreed to allow the Department time to demonstrate compliance with this agreement", Nadler said in a statement. But lawmakers will get access to interview notes and other evidence, including "first-hand accounts of misconduct", Nadler said at the outset of the hearing.
Educating the American public on what is in the Mueller report is a priority for Democrats, who believe Trump and his allies have created the public impression that the report said there was no obstruction of justice.
Because of the conversations with the department, Nadler announced in a statement Monday, "I will hold the criminal contempt process in abeyance for now".
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House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks about the introduction of the Equality Act at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, U.S., March 13, 2019.
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London Fire Brigade's Andy Maloney said: "Crews are continuing to work really hard at the scene to bring the fire under control". Firefighters are set to carry out an extensive investigation into the cause of the blaze that destroyed 20 flats in Barking. .
"Is the chairman prepared to rescind his baseless recommendation to hold the attorney general in contempt, or do House Democrats still plan to green light lawsuits against the attorney general and former White House counsel tomorrow?"
In response, Democrats on the Judiciary Committee voted to recommend that the full House hold Barr in contempt of Congress. Barr fired back by asking President Donald Trump to assert executive privilege over the entire report.
Nadler said a lawsuit may yet be necessary and added that Tuesday's vote may force former White House counsel Don McGahn, a central figure in Mueller's report, to testify.
It's not at all clear how this deal fits into the big picture of the struggle between House Democrats and the Trump administration.
Mueller's investigation is one front in a broad battle between Trump and congressional Democrats, who are investigating his policies, conduct in office and private businesses. Trump has made that assertion repeatedly, echoing Barr's judgment that there was not enough evidence in the report to support a criminal obstruction charge. McGahn is the key player in a few central episodes described in Volume II of Mueller's report, including a request by Trump that McGahn remove Mueller and then later, a request by Trump that McGahn falsify evidence denying the earlier request took place.
Nixon was on the road to impeachment for obstructing justice by attempting to meddle in the Watergate investigation.
The hearings will focus on the two main topics of Mueller's report, obstruction of justice and Russian election interference.