House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff in an interview on Friday said that he presumes President Donald Trump will be voted out of office.
“Where it ends I don’t know,” Schiff told actor Richard Schiff in a Hill.TV interview on Thursday. “I presume it ends with Donald Trump being voted out of office.”
“But Bob Mueller will have a lot to say about that. We shouldn’t pre-judge what he concludes or the evidence that he’s gathered,” he continued. “We have our own responsibilities with our investigation in Congress.”
“At the end of the day, we need to be able to tell the American people exactly what took place in the 2016 election, and whether a foreign nation or a foreign adversary has leverage over the president of the United States,” he said.
Schiff’s remarks come shortly after Democrats take control of Congress and are already putting down plans to investigate Trump’s businesses, taxes, and the administration.
While there will likely be pressure from Democratic voters to move to impeach Trump, newly-elected Speaker Nancy Pelosi has set the bar high for impeachment, The Hill wrote.
“If there’s to be grounds for impeachment of President Trump — and I’m not seeking those grounds — that would have to be so clearly bipartisan in terms of acceptance of it before I think we should go down any impeachment path,” Pelosi told USA Today on Friday.