Sanders: Trump 'determined to engineer a constitutional crisis' over Mueller report

Sanders: Trump 'determined to engineer a constitutional crisis' over Mueller report
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOvernight Health Care — Presented by Partnership for America's Health Care Future — Pelosi unveils signature plan to lower drug prices | Trump says it's 'great to see' plan | Progressives pushing for changes Krystal Ball calls on Sanders to follow Yang's lead on war on drugs Buttigieg calls Warren 'evasive' on Medicare for all MORE (I-Vt.) said Wednesday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpMarine unit in Florida reportedly pushing to hold annual ball at Trump property Giuliani clashes with CNN's Cuomo, calls him a 'sellout' and the 'enemy' Giuliani says 'of course' he asked Ukraine to look into Biden seconds after denying it MORE is creating a "constitutional crisis" by continuing to rebuff oversight from congressional Democrats.

"President Trump seems determined to engineer a constitutional crisis by refusing to comply with a standard congressional subpoena," Sanders, a 2020 presidential candidate, tweeted.

"If the Mueller report exonerates him, then why is he trying to block lawmakers from simply reading the full report? What is he trying to hide?" he added.

Trump moved earlier Wednesday to exert executive privilege over the full version of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerLewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network Mueller report fades from political conversation MORE's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election.


The House Judiciary Committee then voted to hold Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrDemocrats to seek ways to compel release of Trump whistleblower complaint Democrats press Nadler to hold Lewandowski in contempt The Hill's 12:30 Report: Questions swirl around Trump whistleblower complaint MORE in contempt for failing to produce an unredacted version of the report, which was released with some portions withheld last month.

The report confirmed that Mueller did not find evidence proving collusion between Trump's 2016 campaign and the Kremlin.

Mueller did not make a conclusion on obstruction of justice.