Adam Schiff Getting Spotlight While He Can – Watch
Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) pulled out his bag of tricks on Sunday while speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union.” He dangled the idea that former President Donald Trump “violated multiple criminal laws,” before the public without a whole lot of information to back it up.
Anchor Jake Tapper said, “You’re a former federal prosecutor before you became a member of Congress. Do you think the evidence is there that Donald Trump committed any of the crimes I just mentioned and that the cases are prosecutable, that you could get a conviction?”
Schiff responded, “I think that the evidence is there that Donald Trump committed criminal offenses in connection with his efforts to overturn the election. Viewing it as a former prosecutor, I think there’s sufficient evidence to charge the president.”
Schiff went even further saying that Trump was somebody who in a variety of ways tried to pressure state officials to find votes that Schiff said did not exist. He said that Trump was someone who attempted to interfere with a joint session, and the former president incited a mob to attack the Capitol.
Schiff declared, “If that’s not criminal, then I don’t know what is.”
Tapper then asked Schiff if he was going to vote yes on three counts, referring to insurrection, obstruction of an official proceeding, and conspiracy to defraud the federal government.
Schiff was unwilling to confirm exactly what referrals the committee was going to make. He said that they will have to vote for the referrals as well as approve the overall report. He said that the process the committee took looked meticulously at the evidence and compared it with the actual statutes.
And Schiff also dangled this out there for the public, he said they wouldn’t be voting to refer everyone they think may have evidence against them of particular crimes because they want to only focus on those they believe have the strongest evidence against them.
In other words, they are focusing on Trump.