Fox reports, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff insisted Sunday he’s willing to take the Justice Department to court over Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s forthcoming final report on the Russia investigation, which sources tell Fox News is wrapping up.
The DOJ’s inspector general sharply criticized former FBI Director James Comey for publicly outlining the bureau’s case against then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016 without finding criminal wrongdoing worthy of prosecution. Against that backdrop, it appeared unlikely the DOJ would be eager to release any findings by Mueller of noncriminal misconduct — but Schiff, D-Calif., suggested he has several tools to take matters into his own hands.
“We will obviously subpoena the report,” Schiff told George Stephanopoulos on ABC News’ “This Week.” “We will bring Bob Mueller in to testify before Congress; we will take it to court if necessary. And in the end, I think the department understands they’re going to have to make this public.”
It was not clear whether the Justice Department would be obligated legally to respond to such a subpoena, or whether courts — which typically steer clear of legal and political disputes between branches of the federal government — would force the DOJ to turn over the document.