Politics Adam Schiff: President Trump ‘Doesn’t Give a Sh*t’ About What’s Good for America
Impeachment hearings start again next week. Here's what you need to know
Two weeks of explosive public hearings in President Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry have left lawmakers divided as ever, but House Democrats are charging ahead with the next phase of the probe. The spotlight now turns to the House Judiciary Committee, which is set to hold its first impeachment hearing at 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday.The panel is expected to hear from legal scholars, though it has yet to announce who will be called to speak.It has shared an invitation for one notable guest however: the president himself.
The Democratic chairman of the House Committee that laid the groundwork for the current phase of the impeachment inquiry says that he not only believes the evidence of President Donald Trump’s alleged misconduct is “overwhelming,” he also believes the president “doesn’t give a s--- about what’s good for our country, what’s good for Ukraine.”
an interview with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.). He spoke about the impeachment inquiry hearings he presided over, his Committee’s subsequent report, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) urging the Judiciary Committee to draft articles of impeachment against President Trump.
Democrats split on whether to include Mueller obstruction in articles of impeachment
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., on Sunday would not commit to including evidence of obstruction contained in that report in the articles of impeachment.Democrats, as NBC News has reported, are considering one article of impeachment related to the Mueller report and obstruction of justice in addition to articles of impeachment directly related to Trump's conduct toward Ukraine. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Thursday that Democrats would proceed with drafting articles of impeachment.
Schiff echoed Pelosi in saying that he doesn’t hate the president. Schiff did say, however, that he hates “what [Trump] is doing to the country.”
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At the very end of the interview, Schiff reflected on the testimony of career diplomat David Holmes:
Holmes overheard (ambassador Gordon) Sondland talking on the phone with Trump, who asked if (Ukraine President Volodymyr) Zelensky would pursue the investigations he wanted. After the call, Holmes asked Sondland, “Does the President give a s--- about Ukraine?” As Holmes testified, the answer was no, he only cares about “the big stuff.” Well, Holmes pointed out, there is big stuff happening in Ukraine, like a war with Russia, but Sondland said no, that was not what he meant. Trump only cared about matters that concerned him, like the investigations.
Schiff said that this testimony said it all.
“The President doesn’t give a s--- 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 reëlection campaign,” he said. “That is a perfect summary.”
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