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 MuellerSchiff: Trump acquittal in Senate trial would not signal a 'failure' Jeffries blasts Trump for attack on Thunberg at impeachment hearing Live coverage: House Judiciary to vote on impeachment after surprise delay MORE's report on Russia's election interference and whether President TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff pleads to Senate GOP: 'Right matters. And the truth matters.' Anita Hill to Iowa crowd: 'Statute of limitations' for Biden apology is 'up' Sen. Van Hollen releases documents from GAO investigation MORE obstructed justice.

In a letter to House Democrats Thursday night, Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiDemocrats hammer abuse of power charge, allege Trump put self over country Overnight Energy: Trump issues rule replacing Obama-era waterway protections | Pelosi slams new rule as 'an outrageous assault' | Trump water policy exposes sharp divides Pelosi slams Trump administration's new water rule: 'An outrageous assault' 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 Barr DOJ says surveillance of Trump campaign adviser Page lacked evidence Senators press DHS over visa approval for Pensacola naval base shooter Democrats sharpen case on second day of arguments 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 ComeyNYT: Justice investigating alleged Comey leak of years-old classified info Bernie-Hillary echoes seen in Biden-Sanders primary fight Rosenstein on his time in Trump administration: 'We got all the big issues right' 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 Memo: Will Iran crisis sideline impeachment process? Green says House shouldn't hold impeachment articles indefinitely GOP set to make life difficult for Democrats on impeachment MORE (D-Texas) and Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibSanders wants one-on-one fight with Biden Democrats press Trump administration to stop DNA collection from detained migrants Jayapal: 'We will end up with another Donald Trump' if the US doesn't elect a progressive MORE (D-Mich.). Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezBiden to go on Iowa tour with swing district lawmakers CNN cancels next week's Iowa town halls Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez hit back at JPMorgan CEO over comments on socialism: 'That's funny' 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.