Adam Schiff Tones Down Impeachment Talk, Admits It Will Likely Fail

April 27, 2019 Updated: April 27, 2019

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) quelled the talk of President Trump’s impeachment, saying that he’s “not there yet,” on Friday, April 26.

“I’m not there yet on impeachment. I may get there. He may get me there,” he said.

The House Intelligence Committee Chair made the comments during an interview with HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher.

Schiff also admitted that the impeachment will likely fail.

“If we do impeach him, and he is acquitted, as he would likely be acquitted, then the message is, those are not impeachable offenses,” he told Maher.

He concluded that the only way to deal with the “problem” is to vote Trump out of office in 2020.

Schiff’s remarks come as House Democrats debate the merits of impeaching Trump after the release of Mueller report.

In a report released on April 18, special counsel Robert Mueller had concluded that there was no collusion between Trump or his campaign and Russian actors who sought to influence the 2016 presidential election.

Attorney General William Barr said that he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had concluded that there’s no obstruction of justice, The Epoch Times reported.

“After carefully reviewing the facts and legal theories outlined in the report, and in consultation with the Office of Legal Counsel and other Department lawyers, the deputy attorney general and I concluded that the evidence developed by the special counsel is not sufficient to establish that the president committed an obstruction-of-justice offense,” he announced in a press conference before releasing the Mueller report to Congress committee and the public.

However, some Democrats in the House keep trying to seek grounds for impeachment despite the idea being constantly toned down by top Democrats in the Capitol.

Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), the House Speaker, has stayed wary of the impeachment roadmap and believes it will divide the country.

“I do believe that impeachment is one of the most divisive forces, paths that we could go down to in our country, but if the facts, the path of fact-finding takes us there, we have no choice—but we’re not there yet,” she told USA Today.

“We shouldn’t impeach for a political reason. We shouldn’t not impeach for a political reason,” she added.

House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) holds a press conference in the Capitol building, Washington, on March 7, 2019. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)

Trump slammed the Democrats for ignoring the fact that he did nothing wrong and are seeking groundless impeachment.

He vowed he will take it to the Supreme Court if there’s an impeachment battle.

“The Mueller Report, despite being written by Angry Democrats and Trump Haters, and with unlimited money behind it ($35,000,000), didn’t lay a glove on me. I DID NOTHING WRONG,” he said in an April 24 Twitter post. “If the partisan Dems ever tried to Impeach, I would first head to the U.S. Supreme Court.”

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