Schiff mum on House subpoena of Bolton

Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffA new kind of hero? Last week's emotional TV may be a sign Officers offer harrowing accounts at first Jan. 6 committee hearing Live coverage: House panel holds first hearing on Jan. 6 probe MORE (D-Calif.) declined to comment on whether the House would subpoena former national security adviser John BoltonJohn BoltonWant to evaluate Donald Trump's judgment? Listen to Donald Trump Will Pence primary Trump — and win? Bolton: Trump lacked enough 'advance thinking' for a coup MORE after the topic came up during an interview Sunday. 

CBS’s Margaret Brennan asked Schiff, the head House impeachment manager in President TrumpDonald TrumpFive takeaways from the Ohio special primaries Missouri Rep. Billy Long enters Senate GOP primary Trump-backed Mike Carey wins GOP primary in Ohio special election 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 BidenFive takeaways from the Ohio special primaries FDA aims to give full approval to Pfizer vaccine by Labor Day: report Overnight Defense: Police officer killed in violence outside Pentagon | Biden officials back repeal of Iraq War authorization | NSC pushed to oversee 'Havana Syndrome' response 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.