Rep. Adam Schiff sat down Sunday morning with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, where he shared some House Intelligence Committee insight into what we can expect Monday.
Congressman Adam Schiff of California, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, continues to keep the American public abreast to what is going on with the Congressional hearings in the investigation into collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Throughout the investigation and well before, Schiff has been steadfast in delivering statements to help give the average American insight into what it actually going on.
Sunday morning Schiff went on ABC’s This Week to sit down with host George Stephanopoulos to continue being forthcoming about the nature of the Mueller investigation following the first criminal charges being announced. During the interview, the information the California congressman was able to share was plentiful, despite the legal limitations he is under. His position as a top democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee means that Schiff is bound by gag orders throughout the investigation.
When asked by ABC host Stephanopoulos for his reaction to the revelation Friday that the first indictment has been made, despite being sealed by a federal judge, Schiff appeared to give much more than just his personal opinion. Schiff said who he thinks those charges are being brought up against:
‘Well, you know, there are two people I think just from press reporting that it is likely to be, either Mike Flynn or Paul Manafort. We haven’t been informed of who it is, and I don’t think it would have been appropriate for Bob Mueller to tell us. If it is Paul Manafort, and he has apparently told others that he expects to be indicted, it may help us answer one very central question in the investigation, and that is, we know that the Russian government, through intermediaries, was reaching out t the Trump campaign, reaching out to Paul Manafort and others, and offering information on Hillary Clinton they thought would help the Trump campaign, and that the campaign was willing and accepted that idea.’
Paul Manafort served as Donald Trump’s campaign manager during the 2016 United States presidential election and has been part of the focus of Mueller’s investigation since day one.
Either way, whether charges are brought against Manafort or former Trump administration member Michael Flynn, the odds of them protecting Trump or his administration are miniscule.
You can watch a video of the interview on ABC below: