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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) 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 report on Russia's election interference and whether President TrumpDonald TrumpSouth Carolina Senate adds firing squad as alternative execution method Ex-Trump aide Pierson won't run for Dallas-area House seat House Oversight panel reissues subpoena for Trump's accounting firm MORE obstructed justice.

In a letter to House Democrats Thursday night, Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiBiden coronavirus relief bill tests narrow Democratic majority Some Republicans say proxy voting gives advantage to Democrats Gun violence prevention groups optimistic background check legislation can pass this Congress 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 BarrMajority of Republicans say 2020 election was invalid: poll Biden administration withdraws from Connecticut transgender athlete case Justice Department renews investigation into George Floyd's death: report 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 ComeyWray says FBI not systemically racist John Durham's endgame: Don't expect criminal charges Trump DOJ officials sought to block search of Giuliani records: report 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. GreenBiden pledges support for Texas amid recovery from winter storm Biden turns focus to winter storm with Texas trip LIVE COVERAGE: Senate opens Trump's second impeachment trial MORE (D-Texas) and Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibProgressives push White House to overturn wage ruling Six ways to visualize a divided America Jamaal Bowman's mother dies of COVID-19: 'I share her legacy with all of you' MORE (D-Mich.). Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - J&J vax rollout today; third woman accuses Cuomo 'Lucky': Inside Ocasio-Cortez's endorsement of Sanders Biden officials urge patience on immigration amid border surge 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.