Dems plan Monday call on Mueller report: 'Congress will not be silent'

Dems plan Monday call on Mueller report: 'Congress will not be silent'

House Democrats will convene via conference call on Monday to discuss the next steps following the public release of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSpeier says impeachment inquiry shows 'very strong case of bribery' by Trump Gowdy: I '100 percent' still believe public congressional hearings are 'a circus' Comey: Mueller 'didn't succeed in his mission because there was inadequate transparency' MORE's report on Russia's election interference and whether President TrumpDonald John TrumpDem senator says Zelensky was 'feeling the pressure' to probe Bidens 2020 Dems slam Trump decision on West Bank settlements Trump calls latest impeachment hearings 'a great day for Republicans' MORE obstructed justice.

In a letter to House Democrats Thursday night, Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOvernight Health Care: GOP senator says drug price action unlikely this year | House panel weighs ban on flavored e-cigs | New York sues Juul Five things to know about Tuesday's impeachment hearings McConnell hopes Senate impeachment trial 'not too lengthy a process' MORE (D-Calif.) told her caucus that they will talk about their strategy following the Passover and Easter holiday weekend, which will also offer lawmakers time to review the 448-page report in full.

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Pelosi said the conclusion offered by Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrGOP rep predicts watchdog report on alleged FISA abuses will find 'problems' Barr defends Trump's use of executive authority, slams impeachment hearings GOP eager for report on alleged FBI surveillance abuse MORE in his four-page summary and press conference that Trump did not obstruct justice was "directly undercut" by Mueller's report. Pelosi added that the version of the Mueller report provided by the Justice Department was "disrespectfully late and selectively redacted."

Pelosi cited a line from the Mueller report stating that “We concluded Congress has authority to prohibit a president’s corrupt use of his authority in order to protect the integrity of the administration of justice,” which “accords with our constitutional system of checks and balances and the principle that no person is above the law.”

"Congress will not be silent," Pelosi wrote.

House committee chairmen are pushing for a full, unredacted version of the report to move forward with their investigations.

Mueller said in his report that he was unable to “conclusively" determine that no criminal conduct occurred as to whether Trump obstructed justice.

But the report detailed several instances of potential obstruction, including Trump's firing of James ComeyJames Brien Comey3 reasons why impeachment fatigue has already set in Day 2 impeachment ratings drop by more than 1 million from first day Chris Wallace on Yovanovitch testimony: 'If you're not moved, you don't have a pulse' MORE as FBI director and attempts to order then-White House counsel Don McGahn to demand the special counsel be removed. McGahn refused to carry out the order and would not deny media reports about it despite pressure from the president.

Some Democrats renewed their push to impeach Trump following the report's release, including Reps. Al GreenAlexander (Al) N. GreenThe Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Johnson & Johnson — Vindman defends witnesses from 'cowardly' attacks at third day of hearings Trump knocks Pelosi ahead of new impeachment hearings: 'She's CRAZY!' Live coverage: House holds third day of public impeachment hearings MORE (D-Texas) and Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibHillicon Valley: Progressives oppose funding bill over surveillance authority | Senators call for 5G security coordinator | Facebook gets questions over location tracking | Louisiana hit by ransomware attack Progressives oppose spending stopgap measure over surveillance authority extension Ayanna Pressley introduces extensive criminal justice reform resolution MORE (D-Mich.). Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezSanders doubles down on Bolivia 'coup,' few follow suit Hillicon Valley: Progressives oppose funding bill over surveillance authority | Senators call for 5G security coordinator | Facebook gets questions over location tracking | Louisiana hit by ransomware attack Overnight Energy: Mark Ruffalo pushes Congress on 'forever chemicals' | Lawmakers spar over actor's testimony | House Dems unveil renewable energy tax plan | Funding for conservation program passes Senate hurdle MORE (D-N.Y.) also announced Thursday that she is signing on to a resolution sponsored by Tlaib calling on the House Judiciary Committee to investigate whether Trump committed impeachable offenses.

But Pelosi and other members of House Democratic leadership have been cautious on impeachment, arguing that it should have bipartisan support.