Schiff warns against withholding Mueller report: 'We are going to get to the bottom of this'

Schiff warns against withholding Mueller report: 'We are going to get to the bottom of this'
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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffSchiff: US 'not ready' to battle foreign election interference in 2020 This week: Mueller dominates chaotic week on Capitol Hill Election security to take back seat at Mueller hearing MORE (D-Calif.) on Sunday warned the Department of Justice against withholding special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerThis week: Mueller dominates chaotic week on Capitol Hill Top Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction MORE's final report and threatened action if the report isn't released. 

Schiff, appearing on ABC's "This Week," threatened to subpoena the report, bring Mueller in to testify before Congress and take the Trump administration to court if the findings aren't made public.

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"We are going to get to the bottom of this," Schiff said. "We are going to share this information with the public. And if the president is serious about all his claims of exoneration, then he should welcome the publication of the report.”

Mueller is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow. At the conclusion of the special counsel's investigation, Mueller is required to submit a written report to the attorney general.

Attorney General William Barr, who was confirmed earlier this month, did not commit during his confirmation hearing to making Mueller's final report public, however. 

Schiff said Sunday that Barr will have a "tarnished legacy" if he tries to "bury" any part of the report.

"If he were to try to withhold, try to bury any part of this report, that will be his legacy. And it will be a tarnished legacy," he said. "So I think there will be immense pressure not only on the department but on the attorney general to be forthcoming."