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Billionaire Tom Steyer's "Need to Impeach" group on Monday announced it was targeting a dozen additional House Democrats to try to pressure them to support impeaching President Trump, as calls for impeachment grow from some quarters on the left. Vance said the rules Congress uses to determine whether to sanction a president are much broader and could include conduct that is "lawful but bad".

The partial document release signals at least a momentary easing of tensions between an administration holding back documents and information and a Judiciary Committee where more and more majority members are moving toward impeachment.

Special counsel Robert Mueller investigated Russia's meddling in the 2016 election and contacts with Trump's campaign.

And they will lay the groundwork for an appearance from Mueller himself, despite his stated desire to avoid testifying.

The White House also cited that privilege in directing McGahn not to appear before Congress or give members notes or other materials from his time in the White House.

A House leadership aide told that civil contempt resolutions will proceed as scheduled.

Nadler said a lawsuit may yet be necessary and added that Tuesday's vote may force former White House counsel Don McGahn, a central figure in Mueller's report, to testify. It's unclear if the Democrats still plan to proceed.

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Democrats want to hear more, and that is what had set the stage for the vote expected Tuesday on contempt for Barr. A person familiar with the exchange confirmed the account to The Associated Press.

Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin, who pleaded with Pelosi last month to start an inquiry, said the votes and hearings are going to be enough, for now, as they wait to see what happens in court. "And I think the American people are getting increasingly educated and engaged about the lawlessness of the president".

Mueller's investigation is part of a broad fight between Trump and congressional Democrats, who are investigating his policies, conduct in office and private businesses. The documents represent the underlying evidence for the second volume of Mueller's report, which dealt with the investigation into alleged obstruction of justice by Trump.

The special counsel did not find evidence to establish a criminal conspiracy between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation.

Republicans are poised to defend the president at the hearings and challenge Democrats on the decision not to open impeachment hearings.

"Today's good faith provision from the administration further debunks claims that the White House is stonewalling Congress, which Chairman Schiff's successful negotiations with the Justice Department already showed", Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) said in a statement. Mueller said charging the president with a crime was "not an option" because of federal rules.