Sunday, CNN reporter Dana Bash questioned California Democrat Adam Schiff about the Select Committee’s unwillingness to pass over evidence to the Justice Department on January 6.
“So many people watching your committee hearings are asking, what is going to come of this?” Bash questioned Schiff on “State of the Union.” “Is the Justice Department going to file criminal charges? First question is, why haven’t you given everything over to the Justice Department that they are asking for and they say they need in order to potentially do that?”
Schiff stated, “I don’t think Congress has ever done that, and I have been participating now in several investigations where there have been parallel investigations done by the Justice Department. Congress never says, ‘Hey, Justice Department, other branch of government, just come and go through our files.’ We also don’t say, ‘Hey, we want to go over and just rifle through your files.’”
Since June 9, the committee on January 6 had three hearings, with several liberal media sites hyping the prospect of fraud charges against former President Donald Trump following the second hearing. Reps. Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, both prominent Trump critics, were added by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the committee after Republicans boycotted the panel.
“Have you seen evidence that the Justice Department has already opened an investigation into the former president?” He questioned Schiff.
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“I have not seen, for example, grand juries convene in places where I would think they would be convened if they were looking at some of the conduct, for example, that Judge Carter in California wrote he believed that Donald Trump was engaged in multiple acts that violate the criminal laws,” Schiff said.
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