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After Democrats threatened to impose fines on Attorney General William Barr for refusing to turn over the full, unredacted report, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., expressed optimism that Mueller would testify before Congress.

US President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter Saturday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller "was allowed to finish his Report with unprecedented help from the Trump Administration".

"The Democrats (sic) new and pathetically untrue sound bite is that we are in a 'Constitutional Crisis, '" Trump tweeted, calling them "a sad JOKE!" According to the US-based media reports, the Ex-White House Counsel was one of the key witnesses during Robert Mueller's investigation into the alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 usa election. "Nadler and Pelosi have to be really dumb if they think any serious federal court would support a contempt effort to get at the attorney general, based on urging him to break the law".

There was the private memo Barr sent to the White House before he was named attorney general "bashing the legal theory behind Mueller's obstruction case against Trump".

Moreover, said Nettles, Trump now claims the Mueller report exonerated - or cleared - him, but he and members of his administration are resisting Mueller-related subpoenas to testify before Congress.

While they endorsed defending Congress' oversight prerogatives in the struggle with the executive branch, moderate Democrats saw a distinction between their increasingly aggressive posture, and weighing impeachment.

Barr released his public letter purportedly summarizing the Mueller report on March 24, leading many to conclude that Mueller had found no wrongdoing on Trump's part. "Now is the time of testing", Nadler said.

But even the Republican-controlled Senate Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed the president's son, Donald Trump Jr. "There's no executive privilege over the hundreds of thousands of documents regarding events that took place before Donald Trump was president".

'It is deeply disappointing that elected representatives of the American people have chosen to engage in such inappropriate political theatrics.

The Justice Department had tried to pre-empt a contempt vote by offering Democrats a less-redacted version of the report, which they refused.

According to analysis by the Washington Post, the president and his allies are working to block more than 20 investigations and, House Democrats say, at least 79 Congressional requests for documents, testimony and other evidence.

"He released a massive amount of information!"