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Trump says Congress 'can't impeach' him

Trump says Congress 'can't impeach' him

Elizabeth Warren's push for Congress to begin the process to remove the Republican president following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report - a plan all but certain to fail without significant Republican support.

Democratic Senator and 2020 Presidential candidate Kamala Harris has said that the US Congress "should take steps towards" impeaching President Donald Trump in the wake of the release of Mueller report.

In a statement, Jerrold Nadler, a Democrat, said the committee had asked for documents from McGahn by May 7 and for him to testify on May 21.

"The President's efforts to influence the investigation were mostly unsuccessful, but that is largely because the persons who surrounded the President declined to carry out orders or accede to his requests", Mueller wrote in his report. Democrats, however, say the report has demonstrated in detail that Trump is unfit for office, even if the evidence would be insufficient to prove crimes in court.

"If you've actually read the Mueller report, it's all laid out there". But she acknowledged the party's officeholders have a range of views on how to proceed.

Never a fan of Trump's, Whitman told Star-Ledger columnist Tom Moran in September she hoped the Democrats would win at least the House of Representatives in the November election.

The latest is Massachusetts Congressman Seth Moulton, who declared his candidacy Tuesday, and in an interview on NPR's Morning Edition, said "we absolutely should be having this debate".

His rant comes after Democrats held a conference call Monday night to discuss next steps forward in their investigations of the Trump administration as some have pushed for impeachment proceedings against the president.

Once that episode became public in the news media, the president demanded that McGahn dispute the reports and asked him why he had told Mueller about it and why he had taken notes of their conversations. "I don't think that's the right place to end up". But Buttigieg said he is "going to leave it to the House and Senate to figure that out".

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who has cast herself as a Midwestern pragmatist well positioned to appeal to the middle of the country, refused to embrace "Medicare for All", free college or Trump's impeachment. "We don't have to go to articles of impeachment to obtain the facts, the presentation of facts", Pelosi said. Attorney General William Barr, a Trump appointee, subsequently concluded that Trump had not broken the law.

According to the 448-page report released Thursday, Trump discouraged witnesses from co-operating with prosecutors and prodded aides to mislead the public on his behalf to hamper the Russian Federation probe he feared would cripple his administration. Congressional panels are demanding the unredacted version of the Mueller report and its underlying material gathered from the investigation.

"He serves the whole thing up to the United States Congress and says in effect, if there's going to be any accountability, that accountability has to come from the Congress", Warren said.

Warren said she believes each member of the House and Senate should have to vote on whether they are comfortable with what Trump did. Nadler has summoned Mueller to testify next month, though no date has been set. She was also effectively giving Republicans veto power over impeachment, which requires only a majority vote in the Democratic-controlled House.