House intelligence President Adam Schiff said Sunday that Democrats are filing a complaint against President Donald Trump.
& # 39; We may be deposing & # 39 ;, he told ABC & # 39; s & # 39; This Week. & # 39;
& # 39; I think what we will have to decide as a caucus is what is best for the country. Is it best for the country to start a removal procedure, because to do something else, a message is sent that this behavior is somehow compatible with the office or is it in the country's interest not to accept an accusation that we know will not be successful in the Senate because Republican leadership will not do its duty?, & he added.
House intelligence President Adam Schiff said the Democrats are filing a complaint against President Donald Trump
Schiff said it would be difficult to oppose President Donald Trump to be successful given the control of the Republicans over the Senate.
Schiff noted that it was a difficult decision.
& # 39; I think it is a very difficult decision and we will be discussing this in the coming weeks to try and find out what the best course is, not for the party, but what the best course is for the country, & # 39; he said on & # 39; Fox News Sunday.
The Californian democrat said he thinks the president is guilty of & # 39; accusing crimes & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I undoubtedly think in the realm of accusing crimes & # 39 ;, he noted on ABC.
But, he added, Trump has Republicans in Congress – such as GOP House leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate Superior Leader Mitch McConnell – to defend him, making the unlikely impeachment successful.
& # 39; We're unfortunately in an environment today where the GOP leadership, people like Kevin McCarthy, are willing to carry the president's water, no matter how corrupt or unethical or unfair the president's behavior is. And in that kind of circumstances, when Mitch McConnell doesn't come up against the president either, it means that a deposition is unlikely to succeed, & he said.
The violation procedure is a two-step process in the United States. The House undertakes the investigation and then votes on passing articles of deposition. If they pass, the relevant official is & # 39; rejected & # 39; and the matter goes to the senate.
The Senate is trying the accused. If it is the president, the supreme judge of the Supreme Court presides over the trial.
Two-thirds of the Senate must have found the person guilty of offenses for which the official has been convicted.
Given Republican control of the Senate, it is unlikely that Trump would be sentenced if it reached that stage.
Various liberal legislators, such as Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Ilhan Omar, argue for a disapproval investigation.
Schiff said that the obstruction of judicial information against Trump in the Mueller report is much worse than it was against former President Richard Nixon, who resigned instead of refraining from deposition proceedings.
& # 39; The obstruction of the law in particular in this case is much worse than what Richard Nixon did. The break-in by the Russians of the democratic institutions, a foreign opponent much more important than the plumbers who broke into the democratic headquarters. So yes, I would say that this is more important than Watergate in every respect, & he said on ABC.
He added that Trump obstructed law with his actions.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his wife Ann Cabell Standish arrive for Easter services at the St. John's Episcopal Church in Washington D.C.
& # 39; I really believe he has impeded the law and has done so in many ways. And I think the Mueller report indicates how the elements of the obstruction are dealt with in different cases, different courses of the president's behavior, & he said.
He praised Robert Mueller for his work and said the special council kept the evidence and explained it to Congress to take the next steps.
& # 39; He came so close to say that the evidence of obstruction was the evidence of a crime as he could within the rules of the Ministry of Justice. And that is, I think, the point he was trying to convey, that he kept the evidence for the time the president was not present and that he also provided the evidence so that Congress could understand it and assume his own responsibility , & # 39; Schiff said.
Mueller & # 39; s report found no evidence of conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia.
However, the special attorney left it to Attorney General William Barr to determine whether an obstruction price should be paid against President Trump.
Barr, in collaboration with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, said there was no obstacle.
Democrats, however, have drawn from this sentence of Mueller's 448 page & # 39; s report: & # 39; If we were confident after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit an obstruction of justice, we indicate that. However, based on the facts and applicable legal standards, we cannot reach that judgment. & # 39;
Mueller also noted in his report that Congress can still prosecute Trump for obstruction.
& # 39; The conclusion that Congress applies the obstruction laws to the President's corrupt execution of the terms of office is in line with our constitutional system of checks and balances and the principle that no one is above the law & he said.