Adam Schiff: Enough Evidence to Indict Donald Trump

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"It's very hard to make the argument that the person who was directed and was coordinated should go to jail but the person who did the directing and did the coordinating should not", Schiff said at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast.

"I greatly appreciate Nancy Pelosi's statement against impeachment, but everyone must remember the minor fact that I never did anything wrong", he wrote.

"I do think ultimately it's a mistake because probably the best way to get the truth would be to put the president under oath", said Schiff.

'It's very hard to make the argument that the person who was directed and was coordinated should go to jail, but the person who did the directing and did the coordinating should not. "After all, he has said, 'It's not like I'm talking before a magistrate.' Well, maybe he should talk before a magistrate".

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The evidence therefore already in place argues "very strongly in favor of indicting the president when he is out of office", he said.

The question was brought up in the wake of Michael Cohen's most recent testimony before congress, and questions over whether Cohen is being entirely truthful. "We may have to interview other witnesses before we do so".

"We are going to be looking at any documentary evidence", he said, when asked by NPR whether he would be seeking phone records that could back up Cohen's allegation that Trump had a speakerphone conversation with Stone about a coming WikiLeaks dump that would be damaging to the Clinton campaign.

Schiff, D-Calif., told NBC News' Meet the Press that he believes a face-to-face interview with Trump would be the most effective method to get information regarding any potential collusion with Russian Federation by Trump or his campaign during the election or possible obstruction of justice into the probe.

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"I think the country is worth it". And he's just not worth it'.

Schiff also weighed in on the prospect of impeachment. Profound conflicts of interest may be guiding his foreign policy, ' said Schiff.

But Schiff stated: 'The reality is that the Republican Members of Congress, with very few exceptions, have been utterly unwilling to stand up to this president in any way, ' pointing to Trump's emergency declaration on building a wall on the U.S. -Mexico border. "In its absence, impeachment becomes a partisan exercise in failure".

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