House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff threatened to subpoena the FBI for information about the counterintelligence investigation into Russia interference.
The lawmaker said he has been unable to get briefings or information on the status or findings of the probe.
“The FBI has an obligation by the National Security Act to brief us on a recent counterintelligence matter. If there are ongoing counterintelligence investigations involving people around the president, they must inform us,” Schiff told reporters on Wednesday.
The chairman said he would “use whatever compulsion is necessary” to compel the FBI to provide intel to Congress.
“I’m not going to comment on a specific date, but we are determined to get answers and we are running out of patience,” Schiff said.
Schiff, who is heading his panel’s own investigation into President Trump’s foreign dealings and finances, has repeatedly raised questions about the findings and status of the counterintelligence investigation that proceeded Mueller’s probe.
Schiff and his colleagues argued that numerous contacts between the Trump campaign and Moscow, while not deemed criminal by Mueller, raise national security concerns.
Mueller concluded his investigation in late March and did not find evidence to charge members or associates of the Trump campaign with conspiring with the Kremlin.
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