Updated: June 3, 2019 / 3:45 p.m.
The committee will be hearing different testimonies from former U.S. attorneys and legal experts, one of which includes John Dean, who is a Trump critic and also a former White House counsel to President Richard Nixon who had served a year in prison with connections to the Watergate scandal.
“We have learned so much even from the redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report,” Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler mentioned in a statement.
“These hearings will allow us to examine the findings laid out in Mueller’s report so that we can work to protect the rule of law and protect future elections through consideration of legislative and other remedies,” Nadler said.
In a 448-page redacted report that was released in April, Mueller had documented several occasions in which Trump was seeking to quash the probe by way of firing former FBI Director James Comey. However, Mueller did not decide as to whether or not Trump had obstructed justice.
Last week, the special counsel said that even if he had been willing to conclude Trump had indeed committed a crime, he could not have indicted him because of a Justice Department policy that prohibits accusing a sitting president.
The House Judiciary Committee has already held several hearings and sought materials as well as testimonies that are related to its investigation into whether Trump tried to obstruct Mueller’s probe.