Schiff: Mueller Can Be Brought in If Report Isn't Released

Leroy Wright
March 16, 2019

"If the Justice Department either attempts to hide the Mueller report or the underlying evidence, then requiring Mueller to testify may very well be necessary", Schiff said. And I do want to make one further point, and that is this: I fully concur with what the speaker said regarding impeachment. And, just as Americans are bracing for an end to this long, drawn out witch hunt, it's being reported that the Mueller probe has been financed through the end of September.

Trump's lawyers have suggested that the president won't be sitting down with Mueller to answer questions beyond written responses to some queries that were submitted in November. "And here you need to be able to ask follow-up questions in real time". "And now he has a permanent attorney general who was chosen for the same hostility to his investigation, who would likely oppose that step".

'I think we can certainly say from the indictment in the Southern District of NY that identifies Individual 1 as having directed and coordinated a campaign fraud scheme in which the department urged that Michael Cohen be sent to jail, ' Schiff told reporters at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast Tuesday.

Schiff, D-Calif., told NBC News' Meet the Press that he believes a face-to-face interview with Trump would be the most effective method to get information regarding any potential collusion with Russian Federation by Trump or his campaign during the election or possible obstruction of justice into the probe.

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"I also think that the special counsel feels some time pressure to conclude his work", he said. And knowing that the White House would drag out a fight over the subpoena, that may be an issue as well.

The chairman of the House intelligence committee pointed to the case of Michael Cohen, the president's former personal lawyer, in which the government described how "Individual 1" directed and coordinated a campaign fraud scheme. "A lot will be the degree to which the Justice Department makes us investigate everything Bob Mueller did all over again. that will have the most direct impact on the length of our investigation".

Schiff also spoke about impeachment the day after Pelosi said it was "not worth" impeaching Trump. "Those transcripts will be made public".

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