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the man who led a probe into alleged Russian election interference the trump campaign contact with Russian agents and the president's attempts to quash the investigation will testify publicly before Congress this week and the top Democrat on the house intelligence committee on Sunday said he hoped former special counsel Robert Muller would help Americans better understand the contents of his four hundred plus page report well since most Americans you know in their busy lives haven't had the opportunity to read that report and it's a pretty dry prosecutorial work product %HESITATION we want Bob Muller to bring it to life that might be a challenge not only is the former FBI director notoriously tight lipped but when he officially closed the office of the special counsel in may he said he didn't want to speak publicly about it again no I hope and expect this to be the only time that I will speak to you in this matter trump has claimed the Muller report exonerated him of conspiracy and obstruction and is called the mother probe a witch hunt my only response to Mahler is does it ever stop after all of these years at times and people does it ever stop but Democrats are done with Miller or his report it's a pretty damning a set of facts that involve a presidential campaign in a close race welcoming help from a hostile foreign power not reporting it but eagerly embracing it building it into their campaign strategy lying about it to cover up the mother report laid out numerous contacts between Russian officials and trump's campaign but found no evidence of a criminal conspiracy it also give examples of ten incidents in which trump such to hinder the investigation but it did not draw any conclusions on whether trump obstructed justice Attorney General William Barr later concluded he did not see enough evidence to bring obstruction charges Moller made clear his reports did not clear the president of a crime if we had had cog confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime we would have said so by having Miller laid bare the details of how trump may have tried to obstruct justice Democrats could build support for impeachment proceedings I had no prior knowledge , presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton were both impeached in the house of representatives for obstruction on Sunday the democratic house Judiciary Committee chairman Gerald Nadler told fox news he believe the mother report presented evidence of quote high crime and misdemeanors that's the bar the US constitution sets for impeaching the president therefore Donald John trump by causing such harm to the society of the United States is unfit to be president and warrants impeachment trial and removal from office but Democrats have wrestled with the political implications of going down that path they voted last week to table the resolution that would have started impeachment proceedings against trump