Bitter Trump hopes to flip Mueller's findings into campaign fodder

Trump's narrative has not ended

The redacted version of Mr Mueller's long-awaited report on Russian interference in the 2016 election - the product of a 22-month-long investigation - outlined multiple instances where Mr Trump tried to thwart the probe.

There was evidence this weekend for his fresh appeal to conservatives.

A series of hearings and investigations, particularly in the Democrat-controlled House, is likely to keep in public unflattering details about Trump's behaviour provided both by the report and by his former legal fixer, Michael Cohen.

The New York Democrat announced his court action to compel McGahn to testify before the panel and provide documents. Even though Rogers signed the memo about the conversation and put it in a safe, he told investigators he did not think Trump was giving him an order.

Trump's remarks follow Elizabeth Warren's recent call for impeachment proceedings against the president following the release of the report.

Rep. Doug Collins of Georgia, the top Republican on the Judiciary panel, pointed out that McGahn sat for 30 hours of interviews with Mueller and said Nadler was asking for some items that he knows can not be produced.

The president doesn't appear willing to let the investigation go quietly into the night, declaring "the Russian Federation hoax is dead" and that "haters" are trying to stir up trouble.

The call to Mr Rogers and others like it were uncovered by Mr Mueller as he investigated possible obstruction.

US House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler, whose panel would spearhead any impeachment proceedings, said Democrats would press ahead with investigations of Mr Trump in Congress and "see where the facts lead us". CBC's Washington correspondent Keith Boag walks us through it.

"Let the process play itself out", he said on CNN's State of the Union program.

During the call to Rogers, the president "expressed frustration with the Russia investigation, saying that it made relations with the Russians hard", according to the report. But Schiff said the House might "undertake an impeachment nonetheless". She added: "Whether now indictable or not, it is clear that the president has, at a minimum, engaged in highly unethical and unscrupulous behaviour which does not bring honour to the office he holds".

Before drawing any conclusions, Mr Nadler said Democrats would want to see those materials as well as hear from Mr Mueller and Attorney General William Barr, who is scheduled to testify in early May. Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wrote to lawmakers last week to notify them of the call "to discuss this grave matter".

Since then, Trump only has dug in.

Trump, who is spending the Easter weekend at his Mar-a-Lago estate, in Palm Beach County, Florida, also used Twitter boast of his record as president, declaring that unemployment was at a 50 year low, and that 'the economy is doing GREAT!

The president himself provided written answers to queries from the special counsel's team, and when the report was in its final stages, the president waived all claims to executive privilege and let all the findings come out.

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