"In many ways, the Mueller report is to President Trump what the so-called Watergate road map. was to President Richard Nixon", Dean said of the grand jury document that painted a damning portrait of Nixon and was handed over to the House judiciary panel in March 1974.
In an escalation of wide-ranging probes of President Donald Trump and his inner circle, lawmakers voted 229-191 along party lines to approve the measure authorizing House committees to file lawsuits in federal court seeking orders from judges to compel officials to cooperate with congressional inquiries.
"The chairman wants to talk about anything that might sway opinion against the president before the 2020 election", Georgia Rep. Doug Collins, the top Republican on the Judiciary panel, said at Monday's hearing.
McGahn, who has been prevented by the White House from testifying to Congress, "is the most prominent fact witness regarding obstruction of justice cited in the Mueller Report", Dean said - as he himself was 46 years ago. He said all the members of the committee will be able to view them.
House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., gavels in a hearing on the Mueller report without witness Attorney General William Barr who refused to appear, on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 2, 2019. But he said that in any event Trump could not have been charged because a Justice Department policy prohibits filing criminal charges against sitting presidents. Dean drew parallels between Nixon and Trump in his testimony.
The focus on Mueller will continue Wednesday, when the House Intelligence Committee is scheduled to review the counterintelligence implications of Russia's interference in the 2016 election, as detailed in Mueller's report.
The compromise, an unusual retreat by Trump in his months-long stonewalling campaign against House Democrats, came just before a House panel heard testimony for more than four hours from John Dean, a historic figure from the Watergate era.
Faryal, Asif Zardari arrest order issued as IHC rejects bail plea
During the previous hearing, the court had extended Zardari and his sister's pre-arrest bail till June 10. He was elected to office after the assassination of his wife, former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
The entire House of Representatives will vote on Tuesday to declare the Trump administration uncooperative in complying with Congressional subpoenas.
Republicans have criticized the hearings as a waste of time and have called for Democrats to move on.
"The Trump Administration has demonstrated repeatedly that it is willing to disregard the Constitution, defy decades of clear precedent, and invent frivolous new arguments to delay and obstruct Congress' oversight authority, and Attorney General [William] Barr and Secretary [Wilbur] Ross are complicit in this cover-up", Cummings said in a statement.
The Democrats are preparing resolutions in the House this week authorizing committee chairmen to file civil court cases aimed at compelling compliance with subpoenas.
Nadler said he is giving the Justice Department "time to demonstrate compliance with this agreement". We are starting with the Mueller report which shows ample evidence of multiple crimes of obstruction of justice and abuse of power.
Tensions between Pelosi and Trump have escalated in the past week after Pelosi reportedly told Democratic leaders in private that she wants to see the President "in prison".
Democrats have sustained the narrative that the president was guilty of colluding with Russian Federation and obstructing justice.
"The real question is whether the political branches of the federal government, the House and the Senate, will take action in form of impeachment or investigation or censure or something else".