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Schiff, who sits on the House's Intelligence Committee, said Mueller needed an opportunity to ask additional questions based on the president's answers.
"You really need a live interview with the president, because you have to be able to ask follow-up questions in real time," Schiff told CNN on Wednesday.
Schiff also said the committee, under the new Democrat leadership next year, would look for phone records related to the Trump Tower meeting in June 2016 between Trump campaign partners and a Russian lawyer who had promised to dirty the Democratic candidate for the presidency. Hillary Clinton.
"In terms of whether [the president] was aware of the meeting at Trump Tower, there is important and relevant information that we were not allowed to obtain [previously]"Schiff told CNN.
"One of the key documents, for example, we are going to study is telephone records that would indicate who participated in this call.[[[[Donald Trump Jr.Advocacy decision of Donald TrumpManafort (setback) is a setback for Mueller Mueller says Manafort has violated Intel Senate Senate Advocacy Agreement: Commission investigation on Russia will continue until 2019 MORE]had sandwiched between these calls to organize the meeting at Trump Tower, "he added.
Dem Rep. @AdamSchiff tells CNN @mkraju that he is not satisfied with President Trump's written answers to questions from Special Advocate Mueller: "You really need a live interview with the President, because you need to be able to ask additional questions in real time." pic.twitter.com/80SM44KB0q
– The situation room (@CNNSitRoom) November 28, 2018
Schiff has promised that the committee, which he is supposed to lead, will take further action under the leadership of the Democratic Party to continue unsuccessful investigations requested by the GOP-led House.
He also threatened to pressure acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, who is replacing the former Attorney General's President. Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTrump says that he has "no intention" to end Mueller Comey's investigation: Matt Whitaker "may not be the most common knife cutting edge of our drawer "Senate GOP discusses vote on Mueller Protection Bill MORE, on possible links with the White House or Mueller's investigation of Russia.
"If he participates in any way whatsoever to this inquiry about Russia, we will know if he has made any commitments to the President about the investigation, if he serves of secondary channel for the president or his lawyers about the investigation, he does anything that could interfere with the probe, "said Schiff earlier this month in an interview.
"Mr. Whitaker must understand that he will be called to answer."