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Shady Schiff on Mueller Public Testimony: It’s “Going To Happen, It Has To”

House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) is confident that Special Counsel Robert Mueller will testify publicly about the Russia probe.

Speaking to MSNBC host Chris Hayes last night, Schiff said his committee was talking with the Special Counsel’s office.

“We’re in conversation with the Special Counsel’s office and it’s not that they’ve confirmed a date but this is going to happen,” he said. “It has to.”

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“You have to start–I think–with the man who did the investigation and I think the Republicans and the Attorney General even understand that. That’s why Barr has said repeatedly he’s not going to stand in the way of Mueller testimony. I think thats because he knows he can’t.”

When asked if Mueller’s testimony would be public, Schiff said he thinks the Judiciary Committee hearing would be “completely in open session.”

“In our committee [House Intelligence] we might have part of it in open and part of it closed.”

Spygate: GOP Intel Cmte Members Seeking Subpoenas in FBI Bias Investigation

Republicans in the House Intelligence Committee are seeking to subpoena “about a dozen” individuals connected to allegations of political bias within the FBI according to ranking member Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA).

Speaking to Fox News’ Sean Hannity last night, Nunes said, “We are going to continue to call people in for interviews. Just last week, the new chairman of the committee said that he is going to reopen the Russia investigation. We offered about a dozen subpoenas of people that we wanted to subpoena. We don’t expect for them to subpoena the people that we want, but at every attempt that we can, at every opportunity that we get, we will make attempts to subpoena these people to come in and speak.”

The Washington Examiner points out:

Nunes, the ranking member of the committee, cautioned he has little hope in Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., taking him up on the request made during last week’s closed business meeting, but he stressed that plans are moving forward regardless to investigate alleged political bias in the FBI.

…He also said the GOP minority will ask people to come in voluntarily and speak.

In January, Nunes told Fox News host Tucker Carlson that he and his Republican colleagues will continue to investigate allegations of bias and misconduct within the FBI, and even make criminal referrals to the Department of Justice.

While the Congressman would not name anyone specific, Carlson suggested former FBI agent Peter Strzok and former FBI Director James Comey as possible candidates for criminal referrals.

Nunes also said that he doesn’t think much will get accomplished with the referrals until a new attorney general is in place.

“Don’t forget, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) actually made a referral on Christopher Steele–the British agent who worked for the Clinton campaign. He was referred. Nothing is happening to him,” he said. “So, I think until there’s a new AG that gets in there and starts to clean this up, I think its going to be tough for the American people to have confidence in what’s happening over there.”