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Let's remember, in response to the Committee's requests, the Department has provided 14,000 pages of documents, I have voluntarily testified before the Committee for almost seven hours, and we have agreed to make three Department witnesses available for interviews in the next two weeks, including one scheduled for tomorrow.
Under the agreement, House Democrats will hold off on an earlier plan for a criminal contempt vote against Attorney General William Barr, who has resisted a subpoena for an unredacted version of the Mueller report and underlying evidence.
The House, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., voted to authorize lawsuits in pursuit of materials related to the special counsel's Russian Federation investigation.
Democrats have appeared to ramp up actions against Trump related to Mueller's investigation in an apparent attempt to draw attention to the special counsel's findings.
But with Tuesday's vote to authorize civil legal action, Democrats made clear that they are still willing to go to court if necessary to obtain Mueller's full report and the underlying evidence.
While acknowledging he was not a "fact witness" on the Mueller report, Dean highlighted similarities he saw between the two presidents, particularly on the matter of pardons and whether they were used to obstruct justice.
On Twitter, President Trump suggested that Democrats are using Dean as a prop to "do over" the results of the Mueller report. The president cooperated with former special counsel Robert Mueller, they say, including with witness interviews and documents.
During a closed door meeting on Capitol Hill last Tuesday, Pelosi told key Democratic committee leaders "I want to see him in prison" rather see Trump be impeached, according to officials familiar with the conversation.
Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd wrote a letter to Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings saying that some of the materials sought by the committee are protected from disclosure by the deliberative process, attorney-client communications or attorney work product components of executive privilege.
"We simply can not tolerate a posture from the president of the United States. of noncooperation - of absolute, comprehensive, wholesale defiance of the will of a Congress trying to seek information", said Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md.
The president's comments came as former White House counsel and Watergate star witness John Dean testified before the House Judiciary Committee on what he called striking parallels between Trump and Nixon.
The Justice Department agreed to give both Democrats and Republicans access to the files.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, went so far as to claim this was a DOJ "capitulation" and the department has begun to open up "all" the documents Democrats want to see.