Rep. Adam Schiff Tamps Down Impeachment Talk

The San Francisco Chronicle reports:

Democrats feverishly looking to send President Trump to an early retirement should step back and take a deep breath, a leading California Democrat said Thursday.

With the GOP controlling both houses of Congress, nothing is going to happen until Republican members are presented with examples “of very specific conduct that says their vote (to impeach Trump) is justified,” Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Burbank, told The Chronicle’s editorial board. “My Republican colleagues are nowhere near ready to make that conclusion.”

But unlikely doesn’t mean impossible, and Schiff’s work as the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, which is looking at the possibility of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible links to the Trump campaign, could play a major role in any future decision.

“Certainly, possible collusion with Russia” and proof that it happened would be something that could change the way Republicans look at the president, Schiff said.