Schiff says ‘evidence is there’ to make a criminal referral against Trump

Posted 13 days ago


Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said on Sunday that he believes there is “evidence” for the House select committee investigating the Jan 6., 2021 attack at the Capitol to make a criminal referral against former President Trump.

“But I can say that I think Judge Carter in California who analyzed just one small piece of this concluded that the former president and others were engaged or there was evidence they were engaged in a criminal conspiracy, evidence they were engaged in an effort to stop an official proceeding, the Joint Session,”  Schiff, a member of the Jan 6. Committee, told ABC’s “This Week co-anchor Jonathan Karl, noting that the committee is currently reaching a conclusion about making those criminal referrals.

“I think the evidence is there to make a referral and we just have to decide whether that’s the course we are going to take.”

Schiff also told Karl that the committee is discussing various ways to hold Trump in contempt of Congress amid his refusal to corporate with the committee for its investigation and their recent subpeona towards him.... (Read more)