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Monday, 19 June 2017 06:20

Schiff: ‘I’m Not Prepared to Say That There’s Proof You Could Take to a Jury’

Written by  Susan Jones

(CNSNews.com) – Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the ranking member of the House intelligence committee, said on Sunday he believes there is evidence of both collusion and obstruction stemming from the ongoing Russia investigation, “but I’m not prepared to say that there’s proof you could take to a jury.

Martha Raddatz, hosting ABC’s “This Week,” told Schiff: “You said recently you thought there was evidence of collusion. What kind of evidence have you seen?” she asked.

“Well, I think there is evidence,” Schiff replied. “I can't go into the particulars of our closed investigation. But I also think there is also evidence of obstruction. But in both cases, I would say, whether there is some evidence doesn't mean there is proof beyond a reasonable doubt.”

Schiff said he doesn’t buy the idea, floated by Trump ally Newt Gingrich, that the president cannot commit obstruction by firing the FBI director, who serves at the president’s pleasure.

“If you look at James Comey's testimony, and we were trying this in a court of law, no judge would exclude that. That would all be relevant evidence as to potential obstruction.

“And the fact that the president can fire someone for good cause, or can fire someone with no cause, doesn't mean that he can fire someone for malicious cause.

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