Trump pushes back on impeachment talk: 'Tables are finally turning on the Witch Hunt!'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Fox News contributor The US-Iranian scuffle over a ship is a sideshow to events in the Gulf South Korea: US, North Korea to resume nuclear talks 'soon' MORE on Monday pushed back on the prospect of Democrats launching impeachment proceedings against him, asserting that he did not commit a crime to reach the threshold of "high crimes and misdemeanors."

"Only high crimes and misdemeanors can lead to impeachment," Trump tweeted. "There were no crimes by me (No Collusion, No Obstruction), so you can’t impeach. It was the Democrats that committed the crimes, not your Republican President! Tables are finally turning on the Witch Hunt!"

It marked the second time in as many days Trump has aimed to defuse discussion of impeachment as Democrats weigh whether to undertake such proceedings after the conclusion of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerMueller report fades from political conversation Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal Democrats express private disappointment with Mueller testimony MORE's investigation.

The special counsel said in a redacted report, released last week, that the nearly two-year probe did not establish that Trump colluded with the Russian government.

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Mueller neither exonerated nor implicated the president on obstruction of justice, but said Congress has the authority to conduct its own investigation on the subject. The special counsel reviewed 10 incidents for possible obstruction.

Democrats have seized on the Mueller report's findings to raise additional doubts about Trump's presidency. Multiple committee chairmen have left open the possibility that the party would pursue impeachment, though they acknowledged such an effort would likely be unsuccessful.

"I'm not there yet, but I can foresee that possibly coming," House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsNikki Haley voices 'complete support' for Pence House committee heads demand Coast Guard Academy explain handling of harassment allegations Can the Democrats unseat Trump? MORE (D-Md.) said Sunday on CBS's "Face the Nation." "But, again, the fact is is that I think we have to be very careful here."

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerSecond Democrat representing Trump district backs impeachment GOP memo deflects some gun questions to 'violence from the left' House Democrats urge Trump to end deportations of Iraqis after diabetic man's death MORE (D-N.Y.) said Sunday that some of Trump's actions detailed in Mueller's report, such as potential obstruction of justice, "would be impeachable" if proven. Nadler's committee would oversee the early stages of any impeachment proceedings.

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenKrystal Ball: Elites have chosen Warren as The One; Lauren Claffey: Is AOC wrong about the Electoral College? Poll shows Biden, Warren tied with Trump in Arizona McConnell rejects Democrats' 'radical movement' to abolish filibuster MORE (D-Mass.), who is running for president, said Friday that the House should initiate impeachment proceedings, citing Mueller's report.

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiCutting tariffs is better than cutting payroll taxes to boost the economy Pelosi speaks with Israeli president after Trump controversy In debate over internet speech law, pay attention to whose voices are ignored MORE (D-Calif.) has expressed reluctance to back impeachment hearings unless there is bipartisan support for moving forward. That appears increasingly unlikely, as Republicans have said the Mueller report vindicates Trump.

House Democrats are scheduled to hold a conference call Monday to discuss the party's next steps. Lawmakers have already called on Mueller and Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrBarr says he has seen 'nothing' to undercut Epstein autopsy findings Prosecutors are mainly to blame for the criminal justice crisis The Hill's Morning Report - Trump hews to NRA on guns and eyes lower taxes MORE to testify.

Congressional Democrats previously launched a number of House investigations looking into the Trump administration. The Judiciary Committee is conducting a probe looking at potential obstruction of justice, public corruption and abuses of power.

Updated at 10:23 a.m.