Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., to update media on Intel Committee investigations today
June 15, 2019 | By Donna Leinwand Leger | email@example.com
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, will update the media on the status of the committee's investigations into whether Russia or other foreign governments attempted to influence U.S. elections at a National Press Club Headliners event on Wednesday, June 19, at 10 a.m.
This news conference will be held in the Holeman Lounge and is open to credentialed media and members of the National Press Club free of charge. Registration is required. Please click here to register.
Last week, Schiff threatened to use the House Intelligence Committee's subpoena power to force FBI Director Christopher Wray to testify on the status of the FBI's counterintelligence investigations related to President Trump and Russia. The FBI opened its investigation in June 2016, but the report from special counsel Robert Mueller did not indicate whether the investigation was closed or had broadened into other areas.
The committee on June 13 issued subpoenas to Trump campaign manager Rick Gates and former White House National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
"As part of our oversight work, the House Intelligence Committee is continuing to examine the deep counterintelligence concerns raised in Special Counsel Mueller’s report, and that requires speaking directly with the fact witnesses," Schiff said. "Both Michael Flynn and Rick Gates were critical witnesses for Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation, but so far have refused to cooperate fully with Congress.That’s simply unacceptable."