Trump's lawyers argued that Congress is on a quest to "turn up something that Democrats can use as a political tool against the president now and in the 2020 election". Trump asked White House officials to make the request to McGahn, who was the president's first White House counsel, one of the people said. White House Counsel Pat Cipollone said in a letter to the Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, that McGahn's record remains legally protected from disclosure. They said Congress has broad power to issue subpoenas, so long as documents requested can help it legislate, and that courts are reluctant to second-guess its motivations.
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., told ABC's George Stephanopoulos on Sunday that he worries American democracy won't be able to survive four more years of President Donald Trump's divisive behavior and lack of respect for the rule of law. "I think it looks from the report as though he's committed impeachable offenses".
"While I do not take this step lightly, I believe this action gives us the best opportunity to succeed and obtain the requested material", Neal said in a statement.
Although Schiff did not say with certainty whether he felt Trump should be impeached, he did proclaim confident that special counsel Robert Mueller would ultimately testify before Congress.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, despite calling the situation a constitutional crisis, continues to urge a cautious approach.
Democratic New York Rep. "That would be a problem". "Democrats are demanding documents they know they have no legal right to see - including confidential communications between the President and foreign leaders and grand jury information that can not be disclosed under the law".
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Mr. Conway claims the American people have a right to see the complete Mueller report. Top Democrats seem to think so.
Democrats also have issued subpoenas for six years of Trump's tax documents and given Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig a deadline of this coming Friday to deliver them.
The Mueller report details numerous instances in which Trump potentially committed obstruction of justice, though Mueller did not reach a conclusion on the question.
"I'm sure, should we get to a point where we feel that we ... are not getting the information we need to get to the bottom of what Russian Federation did in our last election cycle and what we need to do to protect our election system, then we'll have to have a discussion about what we need to do and what the next steps are", Rep. Mikie Sherrill, D-NJ, told ABC News.
"Once we get started [on impeachment], it's like pushing a boulder off a cliff", Schiff said.