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Cruz: House 'fully intends' to impeach Trump

Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzBipartisanship has become a partisan weapon Former OMB pick Neera Tanden to serve as senior adviser to Biden Seth Rogen says he's not in a feud with 'fascist' Ted Cruz, whose 'words caused people to die' MORE (R-Texas) said Sunday the Democratic House majority is determined to impeach President TrumpDonald TrumpFranklin Graham says Trump comeback would 'be a very tough thing to do' Man suspected in wife's disappearance accused of casting her ballot for Trump Stefanik: Cheney is 'looking backwards' MORE, regardless of the findings in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel 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 NadlerMcGahn to sit for closed-door interview with House Democrats House to consider anti-Asian hate crimes bill, protections for pregnant workers this month A historic moment to truly honor mothers 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.