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Cruz: House 'fully intends' to impeach Trump

Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzGOP senators back Christian school's push for COVID-19 carve-out Senate committee approves nominations of three FEC commissioners Cruz urges Supreme Court to take up Pennsylvania election challenge MORE (R-Texas) said Sunday the Democratic House majority is determined to impeach President TrumpDonald John TrumpAppeals court OKs White House diverting military funding to border wall construction Pentagon: Tentative meeting between spy agencies, Biden transition set for early next week Conservative policy director calls Section 230 repeal an 'existential threat' for tech MORE, regardless of the findings in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerBarr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting 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 NadlerHouse passes sweeping reform bill to decriminalize marijuana This week: Congress races to wrap work for the year Top Republicans praise Trump's Flynn pardon 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.