This week, while reflecting on the impeachment hearings, Adam Schiff pointed to a particular exchange that he says confirmed to him that Donald Trump “doesn’t give a s–t” about what’s good for our country.
Schiff made the statement on Thursday, during an interview with New Yorker magazine. Schiff also stated that David Holmes, a U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, was the one to put a spotlight on Trump’s selfishness when he revealed that Trump told Ambassador Gordon Sondland that Trump only cared about a potential investigation into his political rival Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, and not about other issues related to Ukraine such as the potential war with Russia.
“That says it all,” Schiff reportedly told the New Yorker. “The President doesn’t give a s–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.”
Trump has repeatedly stated that Schiff should be called to testify during the impeachment hearings. In response to that Adam Schiff stated during the interview that “there are members of Congress who may be fact witnesses. I’m not one of them.”
Adam Schiff will be compelled to testify should the Democrats decide, despite the fact that my presidential conversations were totally appropriate (perfect), to go forward with the Impeachment Hoax. Polls have now turned very strongly against Impeachment!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 23, 2019
Schiff also dismissed attacks by Trump stating that “the president’s strategy with everything is basically the same: don’t defend his misconduct, attack whoever stands up to him.”
If Shifty Adam Schiff, who is a corrupt politician who fraudulently made up what I said on the “call,” is allowed to release transcripts of the Never Trumpers & others that are & were interviewed, he will change the words that were said to suit the Dems purposes. Republicans…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 4, 2019
At this time is not clear if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will have the votes needed to make Trump the third president impeached in U.S. history. Schiff made it clear that if Pelosi does have the votes that obstruction of justice would make it into the articles of impeachment.
“You could not have a more open-and-shut case of obstruction of Congress,” Schiff stated, referring to the Trump administration’s refusal to cooperate with the impeachment hearings.