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Pelosi, Dems plot strategy after end of Mueller probe

House Democratic leaders have scheduled a Saturday afternoon conference call with the full caucus to discuss the party's early strategy following the conclusion of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerWhy a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump MORE's marathon investigation into Russia's election interference.
 
Beyond Pelosi and Jeffries, four other lawmakers will speak on the call, an aide said. Rep. Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerPelosi names 9 impeachment managers Republicans gauge support for Trump impeachment Clyburn blasts DeVos and Chao for 'running away' from 25th Amendment fight MORE (D-N.Y.), chairman of the Judiciary Committee, and Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffLobbying from the center Glenn Greenwald warns against media censorship amid concerns over domestic terrorism Biden to keep Wray as FBI director MORE (D-Calif.), who heads the Intelligence Committee, both have jurisdiction and are likely to speak.
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A small but restive group of Democrats has been clamoring for the party to use its newly won House majority to launch impeachment proceedings against President TrumpDonald TrumpBlinken holds first calls as Biden's secretary of State Senators discussing Trump censure resolution Dobbs: Republicans lost in 2020 because they 'forgot who was the true leader' MORE — a process Pelosi and her leadership team have firmly rejected, citing the need to build bipartisan support and to see the results of Mueller's report.
 
Sen. Christopher CoonsChris Andrew CoonsHawley files ethics counter-complaint against seven Democratic senators Moderates vow to 'be a force' under Biden Democrats seek answers on impact of Russian cyberattack on Justice Department, Courts MORE (D-Del.) on Saturday warned that House Democrats must use their oversight power in a "focused and responsible way" as they push forward with investigations heading into the 2020 elections, cautioning that the party should not "overdo it."
 
"We have to be careful to use the resources and the abilities of the House majority in a focused and a responsible way," Coons said on CNN. "We need to focus on things that are relevant and matter to the average American."
 
Mueller submitted his report to the Justice Department on Friday, nearly two years after he was tapped to lead an independent probe into Moscow's efforts to influence the 2016 elections and whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.
 
Attorney General William Barr, in a letter to Congress on Friday evening, said he "may be in a position" to brief lawmakers on Mueller's "principal conclusions" as early as this weekend. 
 
"I remain committed to as much transparency as possible, and I will keep you informed as to the status of my review," he wrote. 
 
The news that Mueller had submitted the long-anticipated report rippled quickly across Capitol Hill and beyond, with members from both parties issuing a blizzard of statements calling for the full report to be made public. 
 
Barr has not committed to doing so, saying during his confirmation hearing before the Senate in January that he would disclose "as much information available as I can consistent with the rules and regulations that are part of the special counsel regulations." He left open the possibility that he may keep parts of the report undisclosed under claims of executive privilege. 
 
The contents of the report remain unknown, although Mueller is not recommending any more indictments as part of his investigation, a Justice Department official said late Friday.
 
Republicans are viewing that news as vindication that Trump had committed no wrongdoing related to Russia's efforts to interfere in the election to help him win.
 
Apart from the Mueller probe, Democrats have launched a series of wide-ranging investigations of their own into Trump's actions, including his relationships with Russian officials and business figures. 
 
Pelosi, along with Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerHumanist Report host criticizes 'conservative Democrats:' They 'hold more power' than progressives Bush-, Obama-era officials urge Senate to swiftly confirm Biden's DHS pick OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Court upholds ruling invalidating Dakota Access, but doesn't shut down pipeline | Schumer calls for Biden to declare climate emergency | Biden seeks to bolster consultation with Indian Country MORE (D-N.Y.), issued a statement Friday evening pressing Barr to disclose the full report, including its "underlying documentation," while warning against allowing Trump and other White House officials to influence which parts of the report are made public. 
 
"The American people have a right to the truth," they said.