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WH counsel warns House Dems against Mueller probe 'do-over'

White House counsel Pat Cipollone (pictured) warned House Democrats on Wednesday against making a "do-over" of the investigations into Russian election meddling led by special counsel Robert Mueller and the Department of Justice.

In a letter sent to House Judiciary Committee Jerry Nadler, Cipollone argued that congressional investigations are intended to "obtain information to aid in evaluating potential legislation, not to harass political opponents or to pursue an unauthorized 'do-over' of exhaustive law enforcement investigations conducted by the Department of Justice."

Cipollone's letter will further deteriorate already tense relations between the Trump White House and House Democrats, who have demanded to take a look at the unredacted version of the Mueller report and gain access to witnesses whose testimonies crucially influenced the special counsel's conclusions.

Breaking the News / FH