Schiff: House Intelligence Committee 'considering' Bolton subpoena

Source: The Hill | January 12, 2020 | Justine Coleman

House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said the committee is considering subpoenaing former national security adviser John Bolton as impeachment moves to the Senate.

Schiff said on CBS’s “Face The Nation” that bringing Bolton in for testimony in the lower chamber is an option, but added that there is “little sense” in having Bolton testify in front of the House but not the Senate.

“If they’re going to be the triers, and in fact they will be, they should hear from the witness directly. He has offered to come forward and testify,” he said. “There is no reason not to have him come forward and testify unless you just want to cover up the president’s wrongdoing.”

The House Intelligence chairman said the U.S. will see a “fair trial” for the president and the American people. He added that if Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is successful in stopping other witnesses from testifying, the trial would be a “sham” and a “cover up.”

“And I think one of the things that holding onto the articles has succeeded doing is fleshing out McConnell and the president’s desire to make this a cover up,” Schiff said.

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