Adam Schiff: Trump 'Doesn’t Give A Sh*t About What’s Good For Our Country'
Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee blasts the president
Schiff was responding to a New Yorker interview, which gave the congressman the chance to describe this role in the impeachment hearing.
Schiff believes that “the evidence of the president’s misconduct is overwhelming,” according to the conclusion of his impeachment report.
Schiff referenced a conversation between diplomat David Holmes and U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland.
Holmes asked Sondland:
“Does the president give a sh*t about Ukraine?”
Sondland replied, saying Trump was more concerned about “the big stuff.”
“That says it all,” Schiff told The New Yorker.
“The President doesn’t give a sh*t about what’s good for our country, what’s good for Ukraine. It’s all about what’s in it for him personally and for his reelection campaign.”
“That is a perfect summary,” he added, “of this whole scheme.”
The committee chairman also insisted that he is not a fact witness in the impeachment process, claiming those who make such claims are “projecting” their own involvement.
“There are members of Congress who may be fact witnesses. I’m not one of them,” Schiff told the New Yorker.
In October, Former U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy said Schiff made himself a "fact witness" after revelations his office had contact with the Trump-Ukraine whistleblower.
"Right now, he's made himself a fact witness."
"He is in the evidentiary chain for what happened with this whistleblower, and I hope the Republicans make him testify."
Other Republicans have also branded Schiff a fact witness, saying he is the “judge, jury and prosecutor” in the impeachment process.
But Schiff insisted he was pursuing the truth, arguing that he doesn’t hate Trump personally, but he does “hate what he is doing to the country.”
“This attack on truth has always seemed to me the most corrosive to our democracy, the idea that there’s no such thing as fact anymore,” he told the New Yorker.
“Given you have witnesses say there was a quid pro quo and then members [who] hear that would say, ‘no one is saying there is a quid pro quo.’ It’s, like, Did you just hear what the witness said?”