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Adam Schiff Calls Out Trump During Interview: We Are Not Giving Up, You Need To Be Prosecuted

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The Mueller report has finally been published, but many of our questions are still a long way from being answered. Over two years have passed since the Department of Justice commissioned former Director of the FBI Robert S. Mueller III to be a Special Counsel and conduct a probe into the 2016 Trump campaign. Although parts of the report were redacted so as not to interfere with ongoing legal proceedings, the bulk of Mueller’s findings are here, and thanks to a huge amount of spin from Attorney General Bill Barr, it looks like President Donald Trump will continue to rule over us from the Oval Office for the foreseeable future.

However, this is not the end of the matter. Thankfully, there are a huge number of senior Democrats who still do believe that we can and must hold our President of the United States and leader of the free world to a high standard. One of those people is Rep. Adam Schiff, who has consistently stood up for democracy in America, even in the face of the current Trump shaped crisis. He recently gave an interview in which he outlined the reasons why the Democrats are not giving up, and issued a strong threat that will have the White House terrified.

I presume the only reason the Justice Department didn’t take action against Individual 1 is that he is the president of the United States, and he is not subject to indictment. That is not going to be the case when he leaves office. One of the arguments I have been making is that the Justice Department needs to reconsider the policy against indictment of a sitting president in circumstances where the statute of limitations may toll prior to that person leaving office. It may be wise to stay the prosecution or trial. I have been making that argument publicly.

The way I look at it is this: We should hold our elected officials and especially the president of the United States to a higher standard than mere avoidance of indictment or criminal conviction. We should expect that a president and presidential campaign would maintain ethical standards and act in a moral fashion, and not flirt with crime or, in the case of the campaign contributions, actually commit a crime. And in this case, my Republican colleagues, as well as the White House, seem to be arguing that as long as the president isn’t indicted and can’t be indicted, anything goes.

This is what we should be hearing from all our elected representatives.


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