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.
Mueller characterized for the first time his investigation of whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, saying “if we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so.”
The Democratic-led committee asked the department to provide "a dozen narrow sets" of foreign intelligence and counterintelligence documents related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's assessment of Russian involvement in the 2016 US election by Wednesday, May 15, as an expression of good faith, Schiff said.
McConnell also praised Trump’s efforts to "make Russia pay for its interference” in the 2016 presidential election — and took President Barack Obama to task for not taking the threat Russia posed seriously enough.
As the fight with Barr has escalated, Democrats have been in negotiations to hear from Mueller himself. Trump complicated those talks Sunday by tweeting that he would oppose Mueller's testimony, reversing from his earlier position of leaving it up to Barr.