TOP DEMOCRAT ON INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE ACCUSES JAMES C. OF WITHHOLDING INFORMATION ON RUSSIAN PROBE

The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee criticized the FBI on Thursday, complaining that it failed to share enough information about its investigation into alleged Russian interference in the presidential election.

“We cannot represent to the American people that we’re doing a thorough job if the Department of Justice or the FBI is unwilling to tell us what indeed they’ve looked at, what leads they have followed, where they have found substance and where they have not,” Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) told reporters shortly after his committee was briefed by FBI Director James Comey.

In a separate interview, Schiff said Comey declined to answer many of the lawmakers’ questions and that such reticence “can’t persist.”

“If we’re going to do our job, the FBI is going to have to fully cooperate with us, and that means they can’t say, ‘We’ll tell you about this but we won’t tell you about that,'” Schiff told the Los Angeles TImes.

Schiff has also called for Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from oversight of the federal investigation into the Kremlin’s meddling in November’s elections.

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