The FBI’s counterintelligence investigation, foundation of the Russia probe, has gone missing
“It certainly ought to concern us that an attorney general who believes that the president at any time could shut down the special counsel’s investigation because he deemed it unfair could also shut down any counterintelligence investigation for the same reason,” Schiff explained. Still, he said his panel is talking to multiple potential witnesses about testifying on the CI investigation, and he has “every expectation” that Mueller will testify before the Intelligence panel, likely voluntarily. “I think he understands just how important it is for the country to hear directly from him, particularly when the attorney general has so badly misled the public about his report and its conclusions.”
Schiff added that there’s a lot more at stake than just oversight of the Russia probe. “If Donald Trump, through … obstructionist tactics, can thwart congressional oversight, it means that every president who follows him can do the same,” Schiff explained. “That will fundamentally alter the balance of power in a way that will make it far more difficult to ferret out corruption and malfeasance of any future president.”
Fascism rising, president taking more absolute power, thwarting rule of law.