Schiff Says House Intel Could Move to Criminal Disciplinary Charges Against Meadows

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said the House Intelligence Committee could act this week on criminal contempt charges against House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC) on whether to move forward with the investigation into former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s January 2017 meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

Schiff addressed questions about the committee’s decision on a criminal contempt charge against Meadows on “America’s Newsroom” this morning.

The House Intelligence Committee’s Republican staff drafted a criminal referral of Meadows over the Meadows’ refusal to cooperate with the investigation into the Trump administration and Russia’s possible election interference.

“On the issue of not granting the committee the opportunity to speak with Mr. Meadows – on the security clearance issue – we need a majority of the committee on that,” Schiff said.

“We continue to have repeated requests. We simply do not get cooperation,” Schiff said.

He said this leads the committee to the second part of the process of gathering testimony and using witnesses.

“So in other words, there’s one hold-up. We don’t know that yet … there’s an issue of probable cause on the second part of that process.”

Watch the full interview above.

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