Schiff mum on House subpoena of Bolton

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CBS’s Margaret Brennan asked Schiff, the head House impeachment manager in President TrumpDonald TrumpHarry Reid reacts to Boehner book excerpt: 'We didn't mince words' Man arrested for allegedly threatening to stab undercover Asian officer in NYC Trump says GOP will take White House in 2024 in prepared speech MORE's impeachment trial, if Bolton would be subpoenaed in the lower chamber following the Senate’s likely acquittal of Trump.

“I don't want to comment to this point on what our plans may or may not be with respect to John Bolton,” Schiff said on "Face The Nation." 

“But I will say this: whether it's before – in testimony before the House or it's in his book or it's in one form or another, the truth will continue to come out,” he added. 

The House Intelligence Committee chairman’s comments come two days after the Senate voted not to include additional witnesses and documentation in the impeachment trial.

He criticized the Justice Department for releasing a court filing including two dozen emails detailing the president’s involvement in withholding aid to Ukraine after the vote Friday.

"That shows you the lengths to which the President's lawyers are going to cover this up," he said, adding: "but they're going to fail. Indeed, they've failed already."

Last week, The New York Times revealed a section of Bolton’s manuscript stated that Trump had been directly involved in withholding the aid until the country agreed to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden eyes bigger US role in global vaccination efforts Trump says GOP will take White House in 2024 in prepared speech Kemp: Pulling All-Star game out of Atlanta will hurt business owners of color MORE and his family.

Before that, the president’s legal team had been arguing in the impeachment trial that Trump did not directly say to hold back the aid. Democrats pushed for senators to support Bolton testimony during the trial but were unsuccessful.

The impeachment trial is expected to end this week with Trump’s acquittal, but the House would still have the ability to subpoena Bolton.