The Justice Department is breaking the law not briefing Congress on counterintelligence probe into Trump: Intel chair
Rep. Adam Schiff on MSNBC's 'All In with Chris Hayes'

The chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence revealed on Tuesday that the Department of Justice has not briefed his committee in almost two years on the counterintelligence investigation into President Donald Trump.

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) was interviewed by MSNBC's Chris Hayes.

"As you know, the Mueller investigation as began under Comey as a counterintelligence investigation. We still don't have any of the findings of the counterintelligence investigation -- that goes to what possible risks of compromise there are," Schiff said.

"I want to make sure I understand that clearly. The counterintelligence portion of this, whatever results from that, whatever work product that resulted from a counterintelligence perspective has not been furnished to your committee at all?" Hayes asked.

"No, it hasn't," Schiff replied.

"We were getting periodic counterintelligence briefings up until the point where James Comey was fired, at that point, the most significant counterintelligence investigation in recent history went into a black hole," he explained.

Comey was fired on May 9, 2017.

"The department and the intelligence community stopped fulfilling their statutory obligation to keep us fully informed of any significant counterintelligence activity," Schiff explained. "So they've been dark now for a year and a half and that, I think, violates the statute -- and we're insisting on getting full answers now."

"That's wild," Hayes said.

"It is. It really is," Schiff replied.