Mueller report: what’s next for democrats?

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(NBC News) – House Democrats will hold a conference call Monday to determine their strategy, now that special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian election meddling has been released. 

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said in an interview on Sunday’s “Meet The Press” that Congress will “have to hear from” both Attorney General William Barr and special counsel Robert Mueller, as well as obtain the unredacted report before coming to a conclusion on impeachment.

“Some of this would be impeachable,” Nadler said of the accusations detailed in the report, which was released Thursday. “Obstruction of justice, if proven, would be impeachable.”

But some Democrats disagree. “When Mitch McConnell will not stand up to the president either, it means that an impeachment is likely to be unsuccessful,” House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” 

Trump has blasted the report in the days since a redacted version was released by the Justice Department, saying on Twitter that the report “was written as nastily as possible” and a “total ‘hit job.'”

“The president is not going to jail,” White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Sunday on “This Week.” “He’s staying in the White House for five and a half more years.”

Democrats have issued a subpoena to see Mueller’s full report by May 1. They also want Former White House Council Don McGahn and Mueller himself to testify by May 23. Attorney general William Barr will testify on Capitol Hill next week. 

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