Rep. Nancy Pelosi said the House Intelligence Committee will hear testimony Thursday on the Senate’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and any possible ties between Trump’s campaign and Russia.
Schiff will appear before the panel alongside Republican Sen. Richard Burr, the panel’s top Democrat.
“We’re going to be asking questions,” Pelosi told reporters in a brief conference call on Tuesday.
“The answers are going to come out very clearly.”
Rep. Trey Gowdy, the Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, has also been scheduled to appear.
Gowdy is the second member of the panel to speak Thursday.
He told the panel in January that there is “no doubt” Trump’s associates colluded with Russia.
On Monday, Gowdy announced his own inquiry into Russia and whether Trump associates collude with Moscow to influence the election, but did not identify specific witnesses.
The hearing comes as Trump and his administration are pushing to end the sanctions on Russia imposed after Russia annexed Crimea and the country’s government and military seized Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.
A former Trump campaign adviser has been indicted on charges of making false statements to the FBI about his communications with Russians, including about Russia’s influence on the 2016 campaign.
The investigation into the Russian interference in that election is led by a former FBI director, James Comey, who has testified that he did not see a single clear evidence that the Trump campaign colluded to interfere with the outcome.
Democrats are also looking into the Trump administration’s response to the Russia interference, including its failure to act before the election.
Schiff, a California Democrat, and fellow Democrats have asked the panel whether the Trump-campaign’s communications with the Russians during the 2016 presidential race, which were reportedly hacked and published by WikiLeaks, amounted to obstruction of justice.
Schiff also said the panel will ask questions about the role of the Trump Justice Department in overseeing the investigation.
“As we’ve said for months, we need to know if the Trump White House has sought to impede the investigation and the intelligence that is being collected,” Pelosi said.
“That’s what the committee is going to investigate.”