Vote by House Democrats could take subpoena fight to federal court

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"I am pleased to announce that the Department of Justice has agreed to begin complying with our committee's subpoena by opening Robert Mueller's most important files to us, providing us with key evidence that the Special Counsel used to assess whether the President and others obstructed justice or were engaged in other misconduct", Nadler said in a Tuesday statement.

Judiciary Committee members hoped to gain access to underlying material including Federal Bureau of Investigation interviews and investigative notes at the Justice Department as early as Tuesday afternoon.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday that she won't comment on whether she wants to see President Donald Trump "in prison" as she was reported to have said last week behind closed doors, but she did say that she is "done with" spending time talking about the president and his recent criticism of her during his overseas trip to France.

With the agreement, Nadler said he would withdraw a vote set for Tuesday whether to hold Barr in criminal contempt of Congress for failing to comply with the House committee's subpoena for the information.

That followed an accord announced Monday with the Justice Department that permitted Nadler's staff members to gain access to material they'd sought from the Justice Department's Russian Federation investigation. According to a redacted version of the report, which was released in April, Mueller found that although Trump's campaign had multiple contacts with Russian officials, there was insufficient evidence to establish criminal conspiracy.

NY voters are divided on what to do with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report, a new survey released Tuesday reveals.

Mueller also outlined 10 instances in which Trump, who has repeatedly called the investigation a "witch-hunt", attempted to interfere with the investigation.

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And a majority of voters - 53 percent - said Trump committed offenses that are grounds for impeachment, compared to 39 percent who disagreed.

"The department will share the first of these documents with us later today", Nadler, a New York Democrat, said in a statement Monday.

"In all of our investigations, the White House has not produced one single shred of paper in response to our requests", House Committee on Oversight and Reform Chairman Elijah Cummings said. "John Dean's been a loser for many years", Trump told reporters later Monday.

Dean said the last time he testified before the House Judiciary Committee was July 11, 1974, almost 45 years ago.

On Monday, the Judiciary panel heard testimony from John Dean, a White House counsel under Richard Nixon who helped bring down his presidency.

Pelosi repeated her previously expressed view that impeachment of Trump is "not off the table", but stopped short of saying whether she has an obligation to mount an impeachment inquiry. He added that Mueller "has provided this committee with a road map". Mueller's team interviewed McGahn for 30 hours, with the lawyer telling prosecutors that Trump pressured him to try to get Mueller ousted from overseeing the investigation, a demand he ignored.

Dean told the House panel that Mueller has provided a "roadmap" for investigating Trump, adding that he sees parallels between the circumstances surrounding Trump and those surrounding Nixon in the 1970s.

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