House Judiciary chair to call on McGahn to testify before Congress

House Judiciary Committee chair Jerry NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerWhy are we permitting federal child abuse at our border? Trump knocks Mueller after deal struck for him to testify House Democrats request briefing on Epstein, Acosta MORE (D-N.Y.) said Sunday that Democrats would call former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify about his testimony for special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTop Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE's investigation. 

Nadler made the announcement on NBC's "Meet The Press" while saying that Congress needed to hear from people such as Mueller and Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham Barr10 questions for Robert Mueller Democratic lawmaker calls asylum, refugee programs 'crown jewel' of immigration system Trump says he won't watch Mueller testimony MORE

"We have to hear from other people like Don McGahn, who we’re going to call," Nadler added. 

The Democratic lawmaker, a frequent critic of President TrumpDonald John TrumpLiz Cheney: 'Send her back' chant 'inappropriate' but not about race, gender Booker: Trump is 'worse than a racist' Top Democrat insists country hasn't moved on from Mueller MORE's, argued on Sunday that Barr had "clearly misled the American people" on Mueller's investigation into obstruction of justice. 

Among other things, Nadler said that Trump's possible obstruction, "if proven, would be impeachable."

The comments come just days after the Justice Department released a redacted version of Mueller's report into Russian interference and Trump. The report stated that the special counsel was unable to “conclusively determine” that no criminal conduct occurred in regards to obstruction of justice.

It also included several instances of possible obstruction of justice, including Trump's alleged request of McGahn to fire Mueller. McGahn refused to follow through on the request, according to Mueller's report, saying "that he would resign rather than trigger what he regarded as a potential Saturday Night Massacre."

Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani, said Sunday that Trump would not have committed obstruction of justice if he fired Mueller because "there were very good reasons to fire" him. 

“Mueller hired a staff in which he had people that I would find very, very questionable as people that should be investigating Donald Trump," Giuliani said.