The House Intelligence Committee’s top Democrat, Rep. Adam Schiff of California, told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos that he couldn’t say if the president is being investigated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
‘I can’t comment on that George, I can’t answer that one way or the other,’ Schiff said.
Stephanopoulos asked again if Mueller was probing the President Trump.
‘I can’t comment on that at all,’ Schiff said.
Schiff’s non-answer came after New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie appeared on several Sunday shows and said the president wasn’t being personally investigated by Mueller.
Christie argued that’s the case because ‘the last public word we had on any of this was that the president himself was not under investigation,’ he told Stephanopoulos in an interview directly before Schiff came on set.
Speaking to Schiff, Stephanopoulos turned his attention to the big story of the day – that the first arrests are coming, maybe early as tomorrow, in the Mueller probe.
Schiff, whose committee is also conducting a Russia probe, cited press reports and threw out the names of Mike Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, and Paul Manafort, Trump’s ex-campaign manager, as likely contenders.
‘We haven’t been informed of who it is,’ Schiff said of his committee. ‘And I don’t think it would be appropriate for Bob Mueller to tell us.’
A Manafort spokesman has not returned DailyMail.com’s request for comment on the probe.
Schiff said that if Manafort is indicted it may help answer ‘one very central question in the investigation.’