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Published On: Mon, Mar 25th, 2019

Adam Schiff, Democrats seek to subpoena Robert Mueller, spreading new leftist narratives, talking points

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said Sunday that he believes there is still “significant evidence of collusion” linking the Russian government with President Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, despite reports out of the Justice Department that Special Counsel Robert Mueller found nothing worthy of an indictment.

“There’s a difference between compelling evidence of collusion and whether the special counsel concludes that he can prove beyond a reasonable doubt the criminal charge of conspiracy,” Schiff said during an interview on ABC’s “This Week.”

“I leave that decision to Bob Mueller, and I have full confidence in him.”

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“I trust in his prosecutorial judgment,” Schiff added. “But that doesn’t mean, of course, that there isn’t compelling and incriminating evidence that should be shared with the American people.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that she would reject a classified briefing for the congressional intelligence leaders known as the “gang of eight” to convey information about Mueller’s report, arguing that lawmakers must be free to discuss it publicly, according to a person on the call.

They circulated the new narrative: “the White House must not be allowed to interfere with the report’s release.”

“If necessary, Democrats would be prepared to use its subpoena authority to obtain the full report and underlying evidence as well as to obtain briefing and testimony from the Special Counsel, the Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General and other necessary officials,” the talking points said.

On the call, Democrats argued that the public will is overwhelmingly on their side for full transparency, pointing to public opinion polls to make their case.

 “Right now, we are in the mode (of) wanting to know the truth, wanting the facts so that our chairpersons and members of the committees can take a look into this going forward,” said Pelosi, according to the person on the call.

Six committee chairmen who are all running congressional investigations into the Trump administration, White House and Trump’s businesses, all spoke briefly on the call, according to the source, along with House Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries.

The Democratic chairmen reiterated their argument that releasing both the report and underlying evidence had precedent, pointing to the Justice Department providing Congress with investigative documents as part of Republican-led probes in the last Congress.

Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said Democrats won’t be willing to wait long for the Justice Department to hand over full information on the probe into whether Trump’s 2016 campaign.

“It won’t be months,” he said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
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