On Sunday, Democratic California Rep. Adam Schiff claimed that House Democrats “have proved” their impeachment case against President Trump.
The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, also suggested in the same interview on CBS News’ “Face the Nation,” that some Republican senators also believe House Democrats “proved” their case and that President Trump is planning to “cheat in the next election.”
“What is remarkable is that you now have Republican senators coming out and saying, ‘Yes, the House proved its case. The House proved the corrupt scheme that they’ve charged in the articles of impeachment, the president did withhold hundreds of millions of dollars from an ally to try to coerce that ally into helping him cheat in the next election’ … I think it’s enormously important that the country understand exactly what this president did and we have proved it.”
However, those GOP senators who contemplated extending the Senate trial with witnesses didn’t say they believed the Democrats proved President Trump committed an impeachable offense nor that he had plans to cheat in the 2020 presidential election.
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski said in a statement, “Given the partisan nature of this impeachment from the very beginning and throughout, I have come to the conclusion that there will be no fair trial in the Senate.”
Without explaining how, Adam Schiff repeated his claim that “[Trump] is threatening to still cheat in the next election.”
“I still think it is enormously important that the president was impeached because the country is moving away from its democratic ideals … By standing up to this president we are helping to slow the momentum away from our Democratic values,” Schiff added.
Even though it was rejected by the Mueller report, Schiff recently resurrected the Trump-Russia collusion conspiracy after he had admitted he had no evidence to substantiate the claim that the Trump campaign worked with Russia to help win the 2016 presidential election, as the Daily Caller reported.
During his opening statement at the impeachment inquiry, Adam Schiff fabricated the contents of a phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on July 25, 2019.