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Adam Schiff Warns: WH May Try to Block Mueller, Russia Probes

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By    |   Friday, 01 December 2017 01:55 PM

The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee warned that Friday's developments in the Russia investigation regarding Michael Flynn could result in the White House trying to close down the Russia probes taking place on Capitol Hill and at the Department of Justice.

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., issued a statement after Flynn, a retired lieutenant general who briefly served as President Donald Trump's national security adviser, pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.

"The plea secured by [special counsel Robert] Mueller may prompt the White House and its allies to seek to curtail congressional investigations, as President Trump has attempted to do already, or end the special counsel's work prematurely," the statement reads.

"Congress must make it clear that this would not be acceptable, that we will continue doing a diligent and thoughtful investigation, and do everything in our power to ensure the independence of the special counsel."

CBS News posted Schiff's full statement on Twitter:

According to ABC News, Flynn is prepared to testify that Trump directed him to contact the Russians before Trump took office.

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