Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, took to ABC’s “This Week” to make it clear that House Democrats would opt to subpoena the Mueller Investigations final report if the Justice Department refuses to make the full report public.
“Well we will obviously subpoena the report, we will bring Bob Mueller in to testify before Congress, we will take it to court if necessary,” said Schiff. “And in the end, I think the department understands they’re going to have to make this public. I think Barr will ultimately understand that as well.”
Schiff noted that, in contrary to Justice Department statements that evidence should remain confidential if no charges are brought forth, Schiff noted the “thousands and thousands of pages of discovery” released on the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
“I’ve had this conversation with Rod Rosenstein and others down at the Justice Department as they turned over thousands and thousands of pages of discovery in the Clinton e-mail investigation and there was no indictment in that investigation, that this was a new precedent they were setting and they were going to have to live by this precedent whether it was a Congress controlled by the Democrats or Republicans,” said Schiff
Schiff has also said that he is “absolutely” prepared to take the administration to court to force the release.
“We are going to get to the bottom of this,” said Schiff. “We are going to share this information with the public and if the president is serious about all of his claims of exoneration, then he should welcome the publication of this report.”
View a portion of the exchange below:
Rep. Adam Schiff tells me he is “absolutely” prepared to sue Trump administration if Mueller report is not made public: “We will obviously subpoena the report. We will bring Bob Mueller in to testify before Congress. We will take it to court if necessary” https://t.co/lSX5poLKT9 pic.twitter.com/kKtMjf1Wo3
— GeorgeStephanopoulos (@GStephanopoulos) February 24, 2019
Trump goes on bonkers Oval Office rant about war with Iran: ‘We’re very high on ammunition now’
In an Oval Office rant on Monday, President Donald Trump said that he wasn't worried about a war with Iran because the United States has enough "ammunition."
"I’m not concerned at all," Trump told reporters. "We have military power the likes of which the world has never seen. I’m not concerned at all."
Trump went on to tell a story about how one of his advisers discouraged military action against an unnamed country due to low "ammunition."
"I’m not blaming anybody," the president explained. "But that is what he told me. Because we were in a position where with a certain country, I won’t say which one, we may have had conflict. And he said to me, sir, if you could delay it because we’re very low on ammunition. And I said, you know what, general, I never want to hear that again from another general."
House Oversight Committee probing whether Trump’s transportation secretary improperly helped her family’s company
No sooner had Axios reported that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi planned to aggressively step up her attacks on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell than the New York Times reported that the House Oversight Committee had escalated its investigation of McConnell’s wife, Transportation Department Secretary Elaine Chao, by asking her to hand over documents pertaining to communication with her family’s shipping company.
Trump left G7 leaders ‘mostly speechless’ with repeated stories about ‘great guy’ Kim Jong-un: report
President Donald Trump's bizarre infatuation with Kim Jong-un has reached new heights, as sources tell BuzzFeed News that the president has repeatedly regaled world leaders with the same story about his relationship with the North Korean leader.
Essentially, Trump has repeatedly told leaders about meeting Kim in Singapore in 2018 and explaining to him the origins of "Little Rocket Man," the nickname that the president swiped from the classic Elton John song and then repeatedly used to taunt North Korea's government over its missile tests.