Schiff On Russia Investigation Status: "A Case Of This Magnitude Takes A Long Time"

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Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Cali.) is asked about the timeline and status of the Russia investigation. Schiff said on Friday's Morning Joe that a case this large takes "a long time" to work up and won't have "much value" if we're not "thorough" enough.

DR. JEFFREY SACHS, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY: I mean, this guy is all over the world, doing things that he's completely unequipped to do. But that goes with the -- our whole government right now,

Congressman, what's the timeline on all of this?

Because the cloud over every normal function of government is, you know, it's driving us all crazy.

When are we actually going to see some results of the investigations and Mueller's investigation as well?

REP. ADAM SCHIFF: Well, you know, it's very hard to say with an investigation of this size where you have witnesses scattered throughout the world and some which, many of which don’t want to cooperate with you.

But we’re trying to bring a real sense of urgency to this. We had three witnesses in just this week alone. We’ll be having witnesses come in during the August recess and thereafter.

So we're trying to work expeditiously at the same time when we get resistance to getting the documents and materials that we need. That does slow the investigation.

And in terms of Bob Mueller’s investigation, hard to say; you know, they're only willing to share to a certain degree what they're doing. We are trying to coordinate as best as possible.

But I can tell you, as a former prosecutor, a case of this magnitude takes a long time to work up and it's not going to have much value either from what we do or what Bob Mueller does if we're not thorough.

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