NEW YORK – The House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday will hold a hearing on the FBI’s handling of the Anthony Weiner investigation, the panel’s chairman said.
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“It’s not something that we’re going to be sitting down with the FBI tomorrow morning,” Schiff said.
“I think that they should be doing the right thing.
But I don’t think that the facts that are out there at this point in time would lead us to believe that that’s the case.”
If it’s not, I think the American people should have a look at the facts.
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The hearing is expected to focus on the Clinton email case, the investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, and possible Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Last month, Schiff announced that he had subpoenaed documents from the FBI in connection with its probe of Weiner’s alleged sexting of an underage girl.
Schiff also requested the FBI release the records that were requested, which he has argued could shed light on what occurred between Weiner and the woman.
Last week, the committee voted to hold a second hearing into the investigation, a move Schiff said was necessary to get to the bottom of the issue.”
In May, the House Intelligence panel said it would hold a separate hearing on possible Russian election interference, which is currently being handled by the Justice Department.”
The committee is also calling on the White House to release its records relating to the Weiner probe.”
In May, the House Intelligence panel said it would hold a separate hearing on possible Russian election interference, which is currently being handled by the Justice Department.
The panel has been criticized by Democratic lawmakers and Republicans for failing to subpoena documents.
Schiff and Schiff’s Democratic colleagues on the committee, Rep. Trey Gowdy Trey Michael GowdyTrump administration seeks to ease sanctions on Russia | House intelligence panel holds hearing on Clinton emails | McCabe probe into FBI probe MORE (S.C.) and Rep, Devin Nunes Devin Gerald NunesHouse GOP leaders push to delay Comey testimony | Latest news on FBI probes | House panel to hold hearings on Comey testimony MORE (Calif.), have both been accused of being slow to subpoena information, with Nunes and Schiff taking weeks or months to get the documents they were seeking.