Democratic Representative Adam Schiff says that if the Department of Justice (DOJ) does not indict Donald Trump, it will send a dangerously clear message that presidents are above the law.

Schiff stated that opinion during the most recent broadcast of CBS News’ “Face the Nation,” where he said it was the testimony of former Cassidy Hutchinson that brought him to the conclusion that the former president must face criminal charges.

During some of the most dramatic testimony in the hearing so far, Hutchinson, alleged that Trump sought to lead a mob of his supporters to the Capitol on January 6, 2021, knowing some were carrying weapons. She said he was prevented from going by the Secret Service.

Schiff argued that the testimony warrants official action from the DOJ, which he said had to act or risk sending the message that criminality by a president is acceptable.

“I think there’s evidence the former president engaged in multiple violations of the law, and that should be investigated,” Schiff said.

“For four years, the Justice Department took the position that you can’t indict a sitting president,” he added.

“If the department were now to take the position that you can’t investigate or indict a former president, then a president becomes above the law. That’s a very dangerous idea that the Founders would have never subscribed to.”

Schiff argued that not investigating someone because of their political status is “far more dangerous thing to our Constitution than following the evidence wherever it leads, including when it leads to a former president.”

Schiff’s words reflect those of Rep. Liz Cheney, the ranking Republican on the committee, who has said the committee might make a criminal referral to the DOJ.

A referral would not oblige the DOJ to do anything, but would be a very public prompt.

The DoJ is also pursuing its own, separate investigation into the Capitol riot. It is not clear whether this investigation includes Trump himself in its scope.

A source close to former Trump Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations Tony Ornato says that Ornato never said anything to Hutchinson regarding Trump “lunging” at a secret service agent in the presidential limo as she alleged during her testimony.  

For his part, President Trump continues to assert that he hardly knew Hutchinson and that he then and now genuinely believes his election fraud claims. He has called Hutchinson’s mental health into question and has her testimony about him as false and misleading.

19 thoughts on “Schiff: If DOJ Does Not Indict Trump, it Sends Message That Presidents are Above the Law ”
  1. Hey! Schiffless, you need to get the hell out of politics. You and others like you are the farthest thing from being a Patriotic American. Do us all a favor and move to Russia.

  2. Schiff must realize that he and his cohorts in the Democratic Party are sick of his lies! And may I ask Congress leader Pelosi, why is this clown still part of Congress?! I, and the rest of America want to see him investigated!! He is nothing but a liar who loves the attention! Unfortunately for him it is all Negative!!

  3. Talk about INTIMIDATION! This is a classic example of it! Can’t wait for the REDE TSUNAMI in November! Then, if the GOP has any balls, they need to go after them all!

  4. All hearsay, just like Full of Schiff’s whistleblower about the Ukraine call for which Trump was impeached. And, let’s say Trump did want to go to the Capitol. Why would these Leftist assume his intentions – he could just as plausibly intended to halt the rioting.

  5. one of the blowers that’s actually blows.mental ward with the rest of the people in his mind.

  6. Hey Schiff, I guess you where never a lawyer because you would know that what Hutchinson said was hear say. That is not permitted in court. You were so excited, you did not even check her story. The person that told her that Trump reached for the steering wheel said that never happened. Whooped sorry.

  7. Do us all a big favor, Schiff. Enjoy your time in the sun because once republicans take over, you’re toast. You’re a lying, disgusting, stain on society.

  8. So Schiff wants President Trump indicted then he also wants most of the Supposed Leadership of the Democraps arrested including himself. The Leaders of the Democraps have incited riots since President Trump won the 2016 Election and Schiff has LIED to Congress since that time as well.

  9. It appears that Hutchinson’s testimony includes actions that she wasn’t present to view personally. Why isn’t Rep. Schiff demanding that a person physically present in the presidential limo be called to testify regarding the supposed event?

  10. Adam Schiff is one of the most vile human beings on the planet. For 4 years he constantly said he had proof of the Russian Collusion story. He lied about Trumps call to Ukraine. Why is he still in a position of power. Let’s get rid of all the California politicians and the U.S. will be a much. better place.

  11. If outright liars like Shiff are allowed to stay in Congress it gives blessing to elected officials to say whatever they want, with no evidence, what others have done and how they should be banned from office. Short of “creepy porn lawyer” now in jail, nobody lies as much as he does!! He should be removed from office immidiatly!!

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