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Is this going to get the sort of attention that impeachment proceedings get? Will the general public see it, as was the case with the Watergate hearings? Somehow we doubt it. But, it’s largely up to the media. This means that CNN, and MSNBC viewers may know about it, but Fox viewers not. Or Fox will spin it for Trump. During Watergate everyone had the same TV stations and they were limited – NBC, ABC, CBS, and public broadcasting.
US “House Judiciary Committee to Hold Series of Hearings on Mueller Report
Washington, June 3, 2019
Tags: Russia Investigation , Judiciary Committee
Washington, D.C. –The House Judiciary Committee will continue hearings focused on the alleged crimes and other misconduct laid out in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report. The next hearing entitled “Lessons from the Mueller Report: Presidential Obstruction and Other Crimes” will take place on June 10th. The hearing will feature former White House Counsel John Dean as well as former U.S. Attorneys and legal experts. The Committee also plans to consider targeted legislative, oversight and constitutional remedies designed to respond to these matters.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler issued the following statement:
“We have learned so much even from the redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report. Russia attacked our elections to help President Trump win, Trump and his campaign welcomed this help and the President then tried to obstruct the investigation into the attack. Mueller confirmed these revelations and has now left Congress to pick up where he left off.
“No one is above the law. While the White House continues to cover up and stonewall, and to prevent the American people from knowing the truth, we will continue to move forward with our investigation. These hearings will allow us to examine the findings laid out in Mueller’s report so that we can work to protect the rule of law and protect future elections through consideration of legislative and other remedies.
“Given the threat posed by the President’s alleged misconduct, our first hearing will focus on President Trump’s most overt acts of obstruction. In the coming weeks, other hearings will focus on other important aspects of the Mueller report.”
The House Judiciary Committee has already held hearings and taken other actions related to its investigation into obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power.
On March 27, 2019, the Committee held a hearing on the pardon power.
On April 19, 2019, the Committee subpoenaed the Mueller report and underlying documents. https://judiciary.house.gov/news/press-releases/chairman-nadler-issues-subpoena-full-mueller-report-and-underlying-materials
On May 2, 2019, Attorney General William Barr refused to appear for a scheduled hearing before the Committee. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0t7qVMqgN4&t=10s
The Committee voted to authorize a contempt resolution on May 8, 2019.
On May 15, 2019, the Committee held a hearing on executive privilege.
On May 20, 2019, the White House blocked former White House Counsel Don McGahn from appearing for a scheduled hearing before the Committee.
On May 21, 2019, the Committee issued subpoenas for Annie Donaldson, former chief of staff for former White House counsel Don McGahn and for Hope Hicks, former White House Communications Director. https://judiciary.house.gov/sites/democrats.judiciary.house.gov/files/documents/Annie%20Donaldson%20Subpoena.pdf
Hope Hicks and Annie Donaldson were sent document requests as part of the Committee’s investigation on March 4, 2019.