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Politics As Lead Impeachment Manager, Adam Schiff Brings Experience and Controversy

18:50  15 january  2020
18:50  15 january  2020 Source:   nytimes.com

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He will work alongside Representative Adam B. Schiff of California, the chairman of the Intelligence Committee, who oversaw the House’s Ukraine investigation As a manager , Mr. Nadler brings with him a team of lawyers who were integral to the House’s impeachment proceedings, including Barry

WASHINGTON — As a young federal prosecutor in Los Angeles 30 years ago, Adam B. Schiff won the conviction of an F.B.I. agent who was seduced by a Soviet spy and traded secrets for gold and cash — a case, he said then, “of government misconduct and government corruption of the highest and most disturbing order.”

Adam Schiff wearing a suit and tie: Representative Adam B. Schiff, Democrat of California, after a meeting with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and leaders of committees investigating President Trump last month on Capitol Hill.© Erin Schaff/The New York Times Representative Adam B. Schiff, Democrat of California, after a meeting with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and leaders of committees investigating President Trump last month on Capitol Hill.

Mr. Schiff is now a 10th-term Democratic House member and the chairman of the Intelligence Committee, and he soon may find himself repeating that sentiment, this time as the lead House manager in the impeachment trial of President Trump.

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Adam Schiff (D-CA), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler, along with Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Val Demings (D-FL), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Jason Crow (D-CO), and Sylvia Garcia (D-TX). Schiff will take on the role of lead impeachment manager .

Adam B. Schiff , House Intelligence Committee chairman and lead manager . Schiff has been a member of Congress for nearly two decades, and on the Intelligence Committee he She is one of the most experienced members of Congress on impeachment . She was a Judiciary Committee staffer

His selection by Speaker Nancy Pelosi is hardly a surprise. A fellow Californian, Mr. Schiff, 59, first began digging into the accusations that gave rise to the impeachment inquiry when he pushed for the disclosure to Congress of a whistle-blower complaint related to Mr. Trump that the administration was refusing to share.

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Once that complaint came out, alleging a scheme by the president to enlist Ukraine to help him in the 2020 election, Mr. Schiff led the investigation that resulted in the president’s impeachment for pressuring Ukraine to investigate his political rivals.

Strait-laced and slightly nerdy, Mr. Schiff tightly controlled the divisive process.

A television outside the White House showing an interview with Mr. Schiff on the day that Mr. Trump was impeached.© Doug Mills/The New York Times A television outside the White House showing an interview with Mr. Schiff on the day that Mr. Trump was impeached. When Representative Matt Gaetz, Republican of Florida, muscled his way into a closed-door hearing without invitation, Mr. Schiff calmly told him to “absent yourself.” When two dozen Republicans stormed the secure hearing room, accusing Mr. Schiff of running a secret “Soviet-style process,” he suspended the session rather than create the spectacle of having his colleagues removed by Capitol Police.

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Adam Schiff . As chair of the judiciary committee, Nadler, 72, from New York, took over the impeachment process from Schiff , organizing witness testimony about the gravity of Trump’s alleged misconduct and drafting the two articles of impeachment .

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“He’s a full package,” Ms. Pelosi said in an interview last fall, adding: “He knows his purpose. He knows his subject. He always thinks strategically, and he respectfully connects with people.”

Republicans revile Mr. Schiff and have jumped on him for, among other things, dramatizing a telephone call between Mr. Trump and the president of Ukraine. Mr. Trump calls him “Little Pencil Neck” and “Shifty Schiff.”

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A lawyer educated at Stanford University and Harvard Law School, Mr. Schiff won a seat in the California Senate in 1996; in 2000, he was elected to the House by beating a Republican incumbent, James Rogan, who — in a curious twist — had been a manager in the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton.

Mr. Schiff makes no secret of his disdain for the president. In an interview in October, he called Mr. Trump “infantile” and said he had brought “ill repute to the office” of the presidency.

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