Adam Schiff: ‘I’m Concerned’ DOJ Is Not ‘Vigorously’ Pursuing Trump
'I have less confidence than other efforts to overturn the election'
Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) said the Justice Department was not pursuing former President Donald Trump as “vigorously” as it should be for his efforts to overturn the 2020 election.
During MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” on Monday, guest host Ali Velshi said:
“When you make the point, and you made it before that, it isn’t your job.”
“It is not your role to do certain things and that the committee by nature of the type of thing it is does not have the ability to prosecute criminally, and that the Justice Department should be,” he said.
“What’s your sense of — it sounded a little like dissatisfaction from you.
“Do you feel the Justice Department is pursuing this as vigorously as it should be?”
“I feel they are pursuing the violence of January 6th vigorously, including people that were not present but nonetheless were involved in a seditious conspiracy.”
“When I have less confidence than’s other efforts to overturn the election such as the former president on the phone with the secretary of state in Georgia, trying to coerce that secretary into finding 11,780 votes that don’t exist.”
“I think if you or I or any of your viewers were on the phone recording the conversation like thought, we would be under investigation."
“It shouldn’t matter that this was a former President of the United States,” Schiff said.
“Those issues I’m concerned about, but in terms of our role and, we’re going to get to the bottom of all of these efforts, and we’re going to make them public,” he added.
“We’re going to try to legislate to protect us from any recurrence.”
Schiff's comments come a week after Trump blasted Mike Pence for failing to overturn the 2020 election results.
As Neon Nettle reported:
Trump’s remarks come in a statement released by his Save America PAC, which commented on a bipartisan effort in the Senate to update the 1887 law that outlines the vice president’s role in overseeing Congress certifying the election results.
Trump also singled out Sen. Susan Collins, who is spearheading the group, and said she wouldn’t rule out supporting Trump in 2024 if he runs for the White House again.