The Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee indicated Friday that he is not ruling out asking special counsel Robert Mueller to testify in front of his panel now that Mueller has delivered his report.
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., was on CNN a short time after Mueller sent his final report to Attorney General William Barr and was asked about how his committee will react to the report's findings — which have yet to be made public or revealed to lawmakers.
"If necessary, we will call Bob Mueller or others before our committee," Schiff said. "I would imagine that the Judiciary Committee may call the attorney general before its committee if necessary. The Department [of Justice] is under a statutory obligation to provide our committee with any information regarding significant intelligence activities, including counterintelligence.
"It's hard to imagine anything more significant than what Bob Mueller has been investigating. This began as a counterintelligence investigation by the FBI. It began as the same in our committee. We have a right to be informed. We will demand to be informed about it."
Mueller's probe began in May 2017 over suspicions that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians to win the 2016 presidential election. Barr told lawmakers he might brief them on Mueller's findings as soon as this weekend.
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