“We will obviously subpoena the report. We will bring Bob Mueller in to testify before Congress. We will take it to court if necessary. And in the end, I think the department understands they're going to have to make this public,” Schiff said in an interview on ABC’s “This Week."
Rep. Adam Schiff tells me he is “absolutely” prepared to sue Trump administration if Mueller report is not made public: “We will obviously subpoena the report. We will bring Bob Mueller in to testify before Congress. We will take it to court if necessary” https://t.co/lSX5poLKT9 pic.twitter.com/kKtMjf1Wo3— GeorgeStephanopoulos (@GStephanopoulos) 24 февраля 2019 г.
It was not clear whether the Justice Department would be obligated legally to respond to such a subpoena, or whether courts would force the DOJ to turn over the document.
“If he were to try to withhold, to try to bury any part of this report, that will be his legacy, and it will be a tarnished legacy. So I think there will be immense pressure, not only on the department but on the attorney general to be forthcoming,” Schiff outlined.
Special counsel Robert Mueller has been investigating alleged collusion between members of Trump's campaign and the Russian government since 2017 and, according to Fox News, is expected to submit a final report to the Department of Justice within weeks. After that, the Department of Justice is required to provide a summary of the findings to Congress, which could then choose to make unclassified portions of report public.
The probe has been criticized on numerous occasions by Trump, who pointed out that the Mueller investigation is a political witch hunt and has not produced any evidence in two years. Russia has repeatedly refuted the claims of meddling, saying the allegations are absurd and intended to deflect public attention from actual instances of election fraud and corruption as well as other pressing domestic issues.