House Judiciary chair to call on McGahn to testify before Congress

House Judiciary Committee chair Jerry NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerGOP memo deflects some gun questions to 'violence from the left' House Democrats urge Trump to end deportations of Iraqis after diabetic man's death French officials call for investigation of Epstein 'links with France' 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 MuellerTrump calls for probe of Obama book deal Democrats express private disappointment with Mueller testimony Kellyanne Conway: 'I'd like to know' if Mueller read his own report 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 BarrAttorney General Barr's license to kill Medical examiner confirms Epstein death by suicide Justice Dept. says Mueller report has been downloaded 800 million times 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 TrumpTrump watching 'very closely' as Portland braces for dueling protests WaPo calls Trump admin 'another threat' to endangered species Are Democrats turning Trump-like? 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.