Schiff Threatens To Subpoena FBI On Russian Election Meddling Investigation

Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff (D-CA) speaks at a press conference discussing today's release of the redacted Mueller report on April 18, 2019. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
|
June 12, 2019 12:40 p.m.

House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) on Wednesday threatened to subpoena the FBI for documents on the agency’s counterintelligence probe into Russia’s election meddling, according to the Hill.

After the committee had three former FBI officials testify on counterintelligence efforts against election interference in wake of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, a reportedly frustrated Schiff emerged from the hearing to tell reporters that he’s had enough of the agency’s secrecy over such efforts.

“We are determined to get answers and we are running out of patience,” the chairman said.

Politico reporter Kyle Cheney and CNN’s Josh Campbell confirmed Schiff’s comments:

Introducing
The TPM Journalism Fund: A New Way To Support TPM
We're launching the TPM Journalism Fund as an additional way for readers and members to support TPM. Every dollar contributed goes toward:
  • -Hiring More Journalists
  • -Providing free memberships to those who cannot afford them
  • -Supporting independent, non-corporate journalism
Are you experiencing financial hardship?
Apply for a free community-supported membership
Comments
advertisement
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Senior Editor:
Special Projects Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front-End Developer:
Senior Designer:
SPECIAL DEAL FOR PAST TPM MEMBERS
40% OFF AN ANNUAL PRIME MEMBERSHIP
REJOIN FOR JUST $30