While appearing on Sunday’s edition of CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Trump-hating California Democrat Adam Schiff said President Trump may “face the real prospect of jail time” after prosecutors suggested last week that he directed illegal payments during his 2016 presidential campaign, The Hill reported.
“There’s a very real prospect that on the day Donald Trump leaves office, the Justice Department may indict him. That he may be the first president in quite some time to face the real prospect of jail time,” he said.
.@AdamSchiff on the Russia Investigation: My takeaway is there's a very real prospect that on the day Donald Trump leaves office the justice department may indict him. That he may be the first president in quite some time to face the real prospect of jail time. pic.twitter.com/3kfwumFkh7
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) December 9, 2018
The Hill added:
Schiff’s comments come after federal prosecutors said in a legal filing Friday that referred to Trump as “Individual-1” that Trump during the 2016 campaign directed his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, to make illegal payments to two women claiming they had affairs with Trump. It was the first time prosecutors made those accusations against Trump.
Schiff, who is likely to be the next chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, added that the next president may have to determine whether to pardon Trump.
“We have been discussing the issue of pardons the president may offer to people or dangle in front of people,” Schiff said. “The bigger pardon question may come down the road, as the next president has to determine whether to pardon Donald Trump.”
As the Daily Caller noted, while prosecutors suggested Trump may have violated some campaign finance reform regulations, they have not charged him with any illegal activity — something which apparently didn’t mean anything to Schiff.
Here’s video of his statements:
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- Adam Schiff continues to push Russia collusion conspiracy, claims Dem report will show proof
- Former Navy SEAL Craig ‘Sawman’ Sawyer warns of ‘gruesome massacre’ if Trump removed from office
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