Cruz: House 'fully intends' to impeach Trump

Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzMJ Hegar announces Texas Senate bid Liberal survey: Sanders cruising, Buttigieg rising Overnight Defense: Trump ends sanctions waivers for buying Iranian oil | At least four Americans killed in Sri Lanka attacks | Sanders pushes for Yemen veto override vote MORE (R-Texas) said Sunday the Democratic House majority is determined to impeach President TrumpDonald John TrumpRussia's election interference is a problem for the GOP Pence to pitch trade deal during trip to Michigan: report Iran oil minister: US made 'bad mistake' in ending sanctions waivers MORE, regardless of the findings in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE’s now-concluded investigation into Russian election meddling.

Lamenting what he called “extremism” on the part of the Democrats, Cruz cited remarks by House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerKlobuchar on impeachment: 'I'm the jury' Where 2020 Democratic candidates stand on impeachment Pelosi downplays impeachment post-Mueller report MORE (D-N.Y.) in an earlier segment on CNN's "State of the Union" that the House’s mandate goes beyond investigating crimes. Cruz added  that the House "doesn't care about the basis" for impeachment.

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When asked by CNN’s Dana Bash whether he agreed with Trump’s frequent characterization of Mueller’s investigation as a “witch hunt,” Cruz demurred, but said the special counsel's team included too many “partisan Democrats” and “went on far too long.”

“By doing that, it undermined the credibility and impartiality of the special counsel’s office,” he said. “I’m concerned that it may have become a fishing expedition… not a single person was indicted for colluding with the Russians.”

Cruz added that if the investigation concludes no collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia took place, “that’s good news for the American people.”

Cruz agreed with Nadler, however, that the entirety of Mueller’s findings should be made public.

“It needs to be released to the Congress and it needs to be released to the American people,” Cruz said. “This has consumed two years of the American people’s time and we need full transparency.”

Attorney General William Barr could share Mueller's conclusions with Congress as soon as later Sunday.