Transcript for Mueller testimony sparks new calls for impeachment
the divide on capitol hill among Democrats. Do they move forward with impeachment one day after Robert Mueller testified before the American people, saying he did not exonerate the president. ABC's Mary Bruce tonight on the hill. Reporter: Less than 24 hours after Robert Mueller was sworn in, Democrats were eager today to pivot back to their agenda. We will own August, for the people. We will own August. Reporter: Mueller's testimony adding new fire to the impeachment debate. Did you actually totally exonerate the president? No. Reporter: But that hearing not enough to move the needle for speaker Pelosi. Are you going to discourage your members at all from announcing their support for an impeachment inquiry? Never have done that. I have never done that. Reporter: Since the Mueller hearings, just three new Democrats have come out to support impeachment, bringing the total to 95. The jury that I care the most about is the jury of the American people. And what message an impeachment that results in an acquittal in the senate will leave for future generations. Reporter: A question even supporters of impeachment are struggling with. Why impeach the president if it is going to fail in the senate? Because we have an obligation under the constitution of the United States to operate independently one branch or another, or one house or another. Reporter: Today, Republicans grappling with Mueller's stark warning that Russia is still meddling in our elections. They're doing it as we sit here. And they expect to do it during the next campaign. Reporter: But Republican leader Mitch Mcconnell today blocked several bills that would boost election security. Are Republicans doing enough on this issue on election interference? We're trying to. Reporter: What es that mean? Is the president doing enough to draw attention to this issue? To the fact that Russia is meddling, that it needs to be No. Reporter: No? And you'll keep asking the questions. Mary Bruce live on the hill and Mary, just a short time ago, we took note that the senate intelligence committee released that report on Russian meddling with a big warning for the next election. Reporter: Well, David, this bipartisan report outlines sweeping attempts by Russia to interfere in the 2016 election. It says that Russia targeted all 50 states, though no votes were changed. And the report warns that swift action needs to be taken to shore up these systems, because they say Russia will be at it David? Mary Bruce, thank you. Next, to Puerto Rico, where
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