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Adam Schiff “The View” Video: Watch Interview On Donald Trump, Rep. Nunes And Russia Investigation

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Adam Schiff The View Video

By Shari Weiss |

Adam Schiff The View Video

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Representative Adam Schiff appeared on “The View” on Thursday to discuss Donald Trump, fellow Representative Devin Nunes, and the Russia investigation. Watch below.

Schiff, who is a congressman from California, has been vocal about the need to investigate Trump’s ties to Russia and Russian influence on the election. Speaking via satellite from Washington, D.C, Schiff was first asked about Rep. Nunes saying there is evidence to support Trump’s wiretapping claims. Nunes made the statements on Wednesday, revealing he brought his claims to the White House, but not to the House Intelligence Committee for which he’s the chair.

Schiff, who is the committee’s top Democrat, said he was “certainly blindsided but mostly just mystified” by Nunes’ actions. “We need to do a real investigation of this, and we need to do it credibly… We can’t have our chair acting as a surrogate of the administration.”

“It’s impossible to evaluate any of this,” Schiff said, since Nunes hasn’t turned over his full reports. But based on what he has said, “Nothing in it vindicates the administration in any way… There’s no basis for the president’s slanderous accusation against his predecessor.”

Schiff argued that Nunes’ previous work for the Trump campaign didn’t disqualify him from leading such an investigation, but the issue is his recent behavior. “Yesterday, more than any single event, underscored why a commission is necessary right now.” Of the evidence linking Trump to Russia, Schiff said, “In my opinion, it’s not purely circumstantial… But I don’t think it’s appropriate for us to go into specifics [right now].” Check out the full interview below.

 


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