Schiff: House Russia probe has evidence of collusion, obstruction

Schiff: House Russia probe has evidence of collusion, obstruction
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Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffKey House Dem's objections stall intel bill as deadline looms The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by United Against Nuclear Iran — Kavanaugh and his accuser will testify publicly Russia probe accelerates political prospects for House Intel Dems MORE (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that the House Intelligence Committee has an “abundance” of information that is not yet public, including evidence that President TrumpDonald John TrumpGrassley: Dems 'withheld information' on new Kavanaugh allegation Health advocates decry funding transfer over migrant children Groups plan mass walkout in support of Kavanaugh accuser MORE's campaign colluded with Russia and that his administration obstructed justice.

“There is certainly an abundance of non-public information that we’ve gathered in the investigation. And I think some of that non-public evidence is evidence on the issue of collusion and some ... on the issue of obstruction,” Schiff said, according to The Guardian.

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Schiff, who is the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said the panel has seen evidence of money laundering, but has been unable to further investigate.

"As a former prosecutor, you follow the money. We have not been able to adequately follow the money," Schiff said.

The House Intelligence Committee is one of multiple congressional committees leading separate investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE is leading a criminal investigation into the same subject, which has thus far resulted in two indictments and two guilty pleas.

Schiff has frequently sparred with Trump as the investigation progresses.

After Trump allowed the release of a Republican memo accusing the FBI of surveillance abuses, Schiff said the president was using the Justice Department as a “political tool.” 

Schiff has sought the release of a Democratic countermemo, but Trump blocked its release last week. Schiff has vowed not to revise the document, despite White House requests to do so.