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 SandersSchiff blasts Trump for making 'false claims' about Russia intel: 'You've betrayed America. Again.' Buttigieg campaign claims 'irregularities' in Nevada caucuses Poll: Sanders leads 2020 Democratic field with 28 percent, followed by Warren and Biden MORE (I-Vt.) said Wednesday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff blasts Trump for making 'false claims' about Russia intel: 'You've betrayed America. Again.' Poll: Sanders leads 2020 Democratic field with 28 percent, followed by Warren and Biden More than 6 in 10 expect Trump to be reelected: poll 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 MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

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The House Judiciary Committee then voted to hold Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrBill Barr is trying his best to be Trump's Roy Cohn Hillicon Valley: Facebook, Twitter split on Bloomberg video | Sanders briefed on Russian efforts to help campaign | Barr to meet with Republicans ahead of surveillance fight Sanders says he was briefed on Russian effort to help campaign 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.