Rep. Jerry Nadler said Wednesday that the House Judiciary Committee\u0026#039;s investigations into President Donald Trump\u0026#039;s possible obstruction of justice and other abuses of power will continue after the White House \u0022made the extraordinary demand\u0022 that Democrats stop their inquiries.\u0022We will do no such thing,\u0022 Nadler, who chairs the Judiciary Committee, said in a statement. \u0022The White House position appears to be that the Justice Department cannot hold the president accountable, since it purportedly cannot indict him.\u0022\u0022The White House position appears to be that the Justice Department cannot hold the president accountable, since it purportedly cannot indict him.\u0022 —Rep. Jerry Nadler\u0022Now it adds the extreme claim that Congress cannot act either, because that would duplicate the special counsel\u0026#039;s work,\u0022 said Nadler. \u0022This flies in the face of the American idea that no one is above the law, and I reject it.\u0022The New York Democrat\u0026#039;s statement came after he received a letter from White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, who suggested that Nadler and congressional Democrats are attempting a \u0022do-over\u0022 of Special Counsel Robert Mueller\u0026#039;s investigation, which uncovered numerous instances of possible obstruction of justice but left it to Congress to decide whether the president committed any crimes.\u0022Congressional investigations are intended to obtain information to aid in evaluating potential legislation,\u0022 wrote Cipollone, \u0022not to harass political opponents or to pursue an unauthorized \u0026#039;do-over\u0026#039; of exhaustive law enforcement investigations conducted by the Department of Justice.\u0022\u0022The appropriate course is for the committee to discontinue the inquiry,\u0022 Cipollone wrote. \u0022Unfortunately, it appears that you have already decided to press ahead with a duplicative investigation, including by issuing subpoenas, to replow the same ground the special counsel has already covered.\u0022As Common Dreams reported last week, the House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress after he refused to testify and failed to comply with a subpoena for the full Mueller report and all underlying evidence.Nadler highlighted the Trump administration\u0026#039;s refusal to cooperate with congressional oversight efforts in his statement and vowed to continue exercising the powers of a co-equal branch of government.\u0022Our investigation into this as well as other troubling conduct by this administration will continue,\u0022 said Nadler.