There is ‘ample evidence’ of Trump collusion, Schiff says
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California Democratic Representative Adam Schiff made the comments Sunday in reaction to White House counselor Kellyanne Conway’s attacks.
“I use that word very carefully,” he told ABC. “Because I also distinguish time and time again between collusion, that is acts of corruption that may or may not be criminal, and proof of a criminal conspiracy. And that is a distinction that Bob Mueller made within the first few pages of his report. In fact, every act that I’ve pointed to as evidence of collusion has now been borne out by the report.”
The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee has been a target of President Donald Trump and his staff.
“The obstruction of justice in particular in this case is far worse than anything that Richard Nixon did… I would say in every way this is more significant than Watergate,” he noted. “And the fact that a candidate for president and now president of the United States would not only not stand up and resist Russian interference in our election but would welcome it goes well beyond anything Nixon did.”
After the special counsel’s report about the outcome of investigation found no collusion between Trump and Russia, Democrats are taking steps that could lead to the impeachment of the president.
"Impeachment is likely to be unsuccessful" without bipartisan consensus, Schiff said, adding that his committee has to decide soon "what is the best thing for the country."
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler also said that “obstruction of justice, if proven, would be impeachable."
"This is very, very, very serious. I believe that the first step is to have Representative Jerry Nadler continue to open up this investigation to better understand this. We are just getting this document," Ohio Democratic Representative Tim Ryan told CNN.