Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said Sunday on "Meet The Press" that it would be a "mistake" if President Trump does not testify under oath as part of the ongoing investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.
"I do think ultimately it's a mistake [not to make the president testify], because probably the best way to get the truth would be to put the president under oath. Because, as he's made plain in the past, he feels it's perfectly fine to lie to the public. After all, he has said, 'It's not like I'm talking before a magistrate.' Well, maybe he should talk before a magistrate," Schiff said.
"When you get written answers from a witness, it's really the lawyers' answers as much as the client's answer. And here you need to be able to ask follow-up questions in real time," Schiff continued.