Adam Schiff May Not Comply with GOP Subpoena: ‘We’ll Have to Consider the Validity’

Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) has revealed that he may refuse to comply with a subpoena from congressional investigations in the Republican-led House.

During an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Schiff discussed the Democrats losing control of the House and what that means for his party.

Anchor Dana Bash said:

“The incoming oversight chair, James Comer, told Punchbowl News in an interview, ‘I don’t believe congressional investigations have a whole lot of credibility now. I blame Adam Schiff for that, but it’s also both parties to blame for investigations in the past. I want to change that.’

“What’s your response?”

Schiff said, “Comer doesn’t believe in the Russia investigation, in the Ukraine investigation, he doesn’t believe in the investigation of January 6th.

“Why? Because those are investigations of the serial abuse of power by Donald Trump.

“Comer and [Rep. Jim] Jordan and [House GOP Leader Kevin] McCarthy will do nothing but carry Donald Trump’s water.

“Someone who is sitting down for dinner with anti-semites, who is sitting down for dinner with bigots who won’t condemn them.

“This is who they’re making common cause with.

“They will do and say what they need to do.”

Bash said, “We’re out of time but I  have to ask.

“If you are subpoenaed by Republicans when they take over, will you comply?”

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Schiff said, “We’ll have to consider the validity of the subpoena.

“I would certainly view my obligation, the administration’s obligation to follow the law, and the fact that they have disrespected the law is not a precedent I would hope that would be broadly followed.

“We’ll have to look at the legitimacy, or lack of legitimacy, of what they do.”


When asked about being removed from his committee roles, Schiff said:

“McCarthy’s problem is not with what I said about Russia.

“McCarthy’s problem is that he cannot get to 218 without Marjorie Taylor Green and Paul Gosar and Matt Gaetz.

“And so he will do whatever they ask.

“Right now, they are asking that I be removed from my committees and McCarthy is willing to do it.”

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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