The House Judiciary Committee is considering issuing a subpoena to special counsel Robert Mueller to compel public testimony that is broadcast to the American people, a member of the body said on Friday.
Twenty-four hours after the chair of the committee, Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), told MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” that Mueller was seeking private testimony, another member returned to the show with an update on the options being considered.
MSNBC host Joy Reid interviewed Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), who was a law professor specializing in Constitutional law at American University.
“Let me ask you, as a logistical matter, if Robert Mueller is still refusing to testify publicly — because it does seem that there is a much greater value for the public to actually hear him speak than to read transcripts of what he’s saying — would an impeachment inquiry enable the Congress to compel his testimony in public?” Reid asked.
“Well, we have the authority to subpoena witnesses,” Raskin replied.
“And so we can ask him to come in and we can subpoena his testimony,” he noted.
Subpoenas aren’t the only thing “on the table” for the committee.
“Impeachment inquiry as a concept is on the table, along with a lot of other things,” Raskin noted. “Today the 25th Amendment has come resurging back into focus, Joy, because of the extraordinary events that took place in the White House.”
WATCH: Trump admits he talked to Ukraine president about Joe Biden and his son
President Donald Trump Sunday morning admitted he brought up Joe Biden and the former Vice President’s son Hunter Biden while speaking with the President of Ukraine.
“The conversation I had was largely congratulatory, with largely corruption, all of the corruption taking place and largely the fact that we don’t want our people like Vice President Biden and his son creating to the corruption,” Trump said, speaking to reporters from the White House lawn.
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‘Left wing hack’: Fox News fans lose it after anchor calls Ukraine allegations ‘a problem’ for Trump
Fox News viewers lashed out at the network on Sunday after host Arthel Neville grilled New York Congressman Peter King (R) about President Donald Trump's alleged effort to get Ukraine to help him defeat Joe Biden.
Neville twice asked King about Trump's Ukraine scandal, and both times he evaded the question by saying that Congress does not have a right to know the details of Trump's conversations with foreign leaders.
On her third attempt, Neville got to the point by noting Trump's alleged actions are "a problem."
"We don’t know that it’s true, we hope it’s not true," the Fox News host said of the allegations against Trump. "But if there is a possibility that our president used his office to put pressure on a foreign government -- president-elect -- to dig into his possible, potential political opponent, then that’s a problem."
New York Times battered on MSNBC for pushing smear of Hunter Biden in order to maintain access to Trump
An "AM Joy" panel jumped all over the New York Times for pushing a widely debunked smear of Hunter Biden promoted by Donald Trump, saying the newspaper is more interested in maintaining their access to the Oval Office than debunking the lie.
Speaking with host Joy Reid -- who noted that her producers asked for comment from the Times but were rebuffed -- MSNBC regular Maria Teresa Kumar scorched the Times, as well as reporter Ken Vogel, for the uncritical parroting of the president's smear.