Democrats debate impeachment and ramp up oversight

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President Donald Trump waves as he steps off Air Force One after arriving, Friday, June 7, 2019, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

President Donald Trump waves as he steps off Air Force One after arriving, Friday, June 7, 2019, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Guests: Mara Liasson, Julian Zelizer, Jonathan Capehart

The House is charging ahead with their oversight role this week by probing into obstruction of justice charges laid out in the Mueller report against the President. On Monday, they held hearings on the Mueller report with former White House counsel for Richard Nixon, John Dean. Tuesday, the Judiciary Committee votes on a contempt resolution against Attorney General William Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn for refusing Congressional subpoenas. And now with a quarter of the Democratic caucus calling for impeachment, Speaker Nancy Pelosi is facing mounting pressure to begin inquiries. We’ll talk about all that with NPR’s national correspondent, MARA LIASSON. And we’ll discuss the pros and cons of pursuing impeachment with Princeton University historian, JULIAN ZELIZER, and Washington Post opinion writer JONATHAN CAPEHART.

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