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) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE's report on Russia's election interference and whether President TrumpDonald TrumpPoll: 73 percent of Democratic voters would consider voting for Biden in the 2024 primary Biden flexes presidential muscle on campaign trail with Virginia's McAuliffe Has Trump beaten the system? MORE obstructed justice.

In a letter to House Democrats Thursday night, Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiYellen to Congress: Raise the debt ceiling or risk 'irreparable harm' Freedom Caucus presses McCarthy to force vote to oust Pelosi The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Goldman Sachs - Tokyo Olympics kick off with 2020-style opening ceremony 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 BarrBill BarrTrump: Washington/Lincoln ticket would have had hard time beating me before pandemic Trump says Barr 'never' told him he thought he'd lose election Speeches aren't enough: Biden must ditch bipartisanship, endorse ending filibuster 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 ComeyBiden sister has book deal, set to publish in April Mystery surrounds Justice's pledge on journalist records NYT publisher: DOJ phone records seizure a 'dangerous incursion' on press freedom 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. GreenManchin meets with Texas lawmakers on voting rights Lawmakers roll out legislation to defend pipelines against cyber threats Bipartisan lawmakers call for action on anti-hate crime measures MORE (D-Texas) and Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibOmar reflects on personal experiences with hate in making case for new envoy House passes bill requiring EPA to regulate 'forever chemicals' in drinking water Ohio becomes battleground for rival Democratic factions MORE (D-Mich.). Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezJD Vance takes aim at culture wars, childless politicians Poll: 73 percent of Democratic voters would consider voting for Biden in the 2024 primary On The Money: Yellen to Congress: Raise the debt ceiling or risk 'irreparable harm' | Frustration builds as infrastructure talks drag 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.