Dem lawmaker says Trump is 'playing games' by refusing to hand over full Mueller report

Rep. Jamie RaskinJamin (Jamie) Ben RaskinDemocrats start cracking down on masks for lawmakers Clyburn threatens to end in-person coronavirus committee hearings if Republicans won't wear masks The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Dems, GOP dig in on police reform ahead of House vote MORE (D-Md.) on Wednesday accused the Trump administration of "playing games" in its refusal to hand over to Congress the unredacted version of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE's report.

"They're playing games with this. This is not hide-and-go-seek," Raskin, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, said on Hill.TV's "Rising."

"We are the Congress of the United States. We're the lawmaking branch of the government. We are in Article I," he said in an interview shortly before White House press secretary Sarah HuckabeeSarah Elizabeth SandersMcEnany stamps her brand on White House press operation Sanders mocks NY Times urging DNC to investigate Biden allegations: 'I thought it was an Onion headline' Donald Trump: The Boomer TV president MORE Sanders said President TrumpDonald John TrumpWayfair refutes QAnon-like conspiracy theory that it's trafficking children Stone rails against US justice system in first TV interview since Trump commuted his sentence Federal appeals court rules Trump admin can't withhold federal grants from California sanctuary cities MORE will exert executive privilege over the Mueller report.

"Remember, the president's job is simply to take care that the laws are faithfully executed — not circumvented, not trashed, not violated. And the president is not implementing the laws here. He is not being faithful to the law, and he's not maintaining his oath to the Constitution," Raskin added.

The Judiciary Committee is set to vote Wednesday morning to hold Attorney General William BarrBill BarrWe haven't seen how low it can go Trump lashes out at Toomey, Romney after Roger Stone clemency criticism GOP senator says Trump commuting Stone was a 'mistake' MORE in contempt of Congress for failing to respond to a subpoena for Mueller’s full report and investigative files.

The developments mark a growing rift between House Democrats, who are investigating various aspects of Trump's businesses, campaign and administration.

"This is really an extraordinary time where the president says he's going to stop cooperating with Congress in order that they not turn over the taxes, they not turn over the unredacted Mueller report, they not cooperate with the investigation into the security clearance process, which has been corrupted in the White House personnel office," Raskin said.

— Julia Manchester