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Politics Adam Schiff Signals ‘Bribery’ Charge for Trump’s Impeachment: Founders Understood It as ‘Breach of the Public Trust’

02:15  13 november  2019
02:15  13 november  2019 Source:   mediaite.com

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LISTEN: Adam Schiff Signals ‘ Bribery ’ Charge for Trump ’ s Impeachment : Founders Understood It as ‘ Breach of the Public Trust ’. By Reed RichardsonNov 12th, 2019, 6:52 pm. House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff strongly signaled that Democrats would focus their impeachment case against

Adam Schiff : Trump ' s Potentially Impeachable Offenses Include ' Bribery ' The Intelligence Committee chairman said bribery is a " breach of the House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff , D-Calif., answers questions regarding the public impeachment hearings set to begin on Wednesday.

House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff strongly signaled that Democrats would focus their impeachment case against President Donald Trump around a “bribery” charge.

Adam Schiff wearing a suit and tie© Provided by Mediaite, LLC Adam Schiff

According to audio in a new NPR interview, Schiff  argued that the Founders had a “broader” definition of bribery that included abuse of power and breach of the public trust by elected officials, suggesting that it would be the central crime in the “high crimes and misdemeanors” specified by the Constitution for impeachment of a president.

“As the Founders understood bribery, it was not as we understand it in law today. It was much broader,” Schiff told NPR. “It connoted the breach of the public trust in a way where you’re offering official acts for some personal or political reason, not in the nation’s interest.”

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Adam Schiff On Trump Impeachment Inquiry NPR host Steve Inskeep interviews House Rep. Adam Schiff : Well, I don't think any decision has been made on the ultimate question about Well, bribery , first of all, as the founders understood bribery , it was not as we understand it in law today.

And Mr. Trump ’ s allies mostly took it as a sign that a vote on articles of impeachment was inevitable. Stephanie Grisham, the White House press secretary The developments that have turned the tide began less than two weeks ago, when Representative Adam B. Schiff of California, the Intelligence

Schiff went on to explain that he believes the public investigation of potential 2020 rival Joe Biden, which multiple Trump administration witnesses have confirmed the White House pushed to obtain from Ukrainian authorities, is the “something of value” to satisfy the bribery charge.

He also disputed the Republican rebuttal that Trump never got what he wanted from Ukraine.

“When you consider the serious terms of whether the president has committed an impeachable offense, the fact that the scheme was discovered, the fact that the scheme was unsuccessful, doesn’t make it any less odious or any less impeachable,” Schiff argued. “If the president solicited for help in the U.S. election, if the president conditioned official acts on the performance of these political favors, whether Ukraine ever had to go through with it really doesn’t matter. What matters is: Did the president attempt to commit acts that ought to result in his removal from office?”

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