As a result, Nadler said, his committee would not proceed with plans for a vote by the entire House on Tuesday to hold Barr in criminal contempt. Watch live in the player above.
The House Judiciary Committee convened Monday to hear from four witnesses on lessons from the almost two-year long Robert S. Mueller III-led investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler made a surprise announcement earlier this week that the Justice Department had agreed to begin allowing the committee to access some of Mueller's underlying documents in response to the committee's subpoena.
"Every day, Donald Trump grows more unstable and more risky, and members of Congress are the only ones with the power to protect the American people and our democracy", he said.
The full House of Representatives was set to hold a contempt vote Tuesday, before the Justice Department agreed to turn over the evidence.More news: HTC U19e with Snapdragon 710 SoC & Desire 19+ Smartphones Launched in Taiwan
"You can't impeach somebody when there's never been a thing done wrong", he said at the White House.
"The Mueller Report was a disaster for them", Trump wrote.
The Democratic leadership has to date refused to initiate impeachment proceedings for fear that they would bring to the surface an unprecedented crisis of constitutional rule in America, to which Trump might respond by appealing to his fascistic base and the military brass to resist arms in hand.
"Well I'm honored to be on his enemies list, I was able to make Nixon's at the end, and so I'm pleased that I'm on Trump's given my feelings about the threat he is to this country", John Dean told CNN's Anderson Cooper.
A growing number of Democrats have called for launching an impeachment inquiry against Trump, while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has continued to counsel a more deliberate course.
House Democrats reject that rationale, and Nadler said on Monday he still wants documents from McGahn - and to see McGahn at his witness table. But he said that in any event Trump could not have been charged because a Justice Department policy prohibits filing criminal charges against sitting presidents.More news: SA captain du Plessis
Dean said the last time he testified before the House Judiciary Committee was July 11, 1974, almost 45 years ago. The report examined several episodes in which Trump attempted to influence Mueller's probe.
Former White House counsel Don McGahn defied a subpoena to testify before the committee in May at Mr. Trump's direction.
House Republicans had already started trying to discredit Dean as a witness before Trump's tweets.
"They're picking their lawyers from TV now", she said of the House Democrats, adding that Dean had spoken out against Trump's nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court.
The Democrats further worry that impeachment would weaken the ability of U.S. imperialism to carry out its aggressive and militarist agenda around the world, which they fully support.
McGahn is in "a particularly Fvulnerable situation" as a private person no longer employed by the government, Jeffries said. Dean testified that Mueller's report is to Trump as the Watergate grand jury report was to his former boss.More news: Copa America 2019: Argentina Warms Up In Style, Routs Nicaragua 5-1