Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) jabbed President Donald Trump on Sunday for citing the indictment by special counsel Robert Mueller’s team in their probe on Russian election meddling as proof his campaign had not colluded with foreign operatives.
During an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” the Democratic lawmaker was asked whether he felt the indictment by Mueller proved Trump campaign officials had not colluded with Russia, as the president has suggested on Twitter. “No, of course not,” Schiff replied. “But this is a president who claims vindication anytime someone sneezes.”
Schiff criticized Trump for continuing to downplay Russian efforts to meddle in the 2016 campaign, citing the Mueller indictment as conclusive proof of an “elaborate” campaign to interfere in the U.S. electoral process. “It ought to put to rest for anyone, including the president who continues to call this a witch hunt, that the evidence is now overwhelming and unequivocal and we need to move to protect ourselves from Russian interference in elections that are coming up,” Schiff said.
Rep. Adam Schiff: “The evidence is now overwhelming and unequivocal and we need to move to protect ourselves from Russian interference in elections that are coming up.” (via CNN) https://t.co/QPIqF144mW
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) February 18, 2018