Adam Schiff: Evidence Available Already Shows That Trump Should Be Indicted

Clay Curtis
March 16, 2019

"We asked Michael Cohen about this extensively", said Schiff.

"It's our job to protect the rule of law", he said. The probe isn't included in the White House or Justice Department's general budget because the Special Counsel's Office is financed by the U.S. Treasury under special regulations issued by the Justice Department.

Current Justice Department guidelines prohibit indicting a sitting president.

"The Justice Department policy against indictment is the wrong policy, particularly when there is any risk that the statute of limitations may allow a president to escape justice", the chairman said. "After all, he has said, 'It's not like I'm talking before a magistrate.' Well, maybe he should talk before a magistrate". "There may be grounds for removal of office or there may be grounds for indictment after he leaves office that the Congress discovers".

"I see little to be gained by putting the country through that kind of wrenching experience as I've often remarked in the past", he told reporters.

Neither Democrat has totally shut the door on impeachment, however, if proof of high crimes and misdemeanors becomes so overwhelming that Republicans are compelled to join Democrats in removing Trump from power.

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When quizzed by MSNBC's Kaise Hunt on whether or not a lack of "compelling information" in the Mueller report would end the "conversation about Russia", Schiff said it would not.

The written answers didn't provide clarity on questions surrounding possible obstruction of justice into the Russian Federation investigation and Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani, later said his legal team wouldn't provide additional answers.

Schiff said his committee is particularly interested in whether Russian Federation was laundering money for the Trump Organization, leading to Trump being compromised.

The investigation may ultimately bring more money into the government's coffers than Mueller spends, when the value of forfeited assets from those he's charged is taken into account. "And more than that, that we have access in Congress to the underlying evidence".

"If there's insufficient evidence in the Mueller report and we're not able to produce sufficient evidence in our own investigation, that ends the inquiry", Schiff explained, Mediaite reported.

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