House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said Tuesday that President Trump should probably be indicted once he leaves the White House for his alleged role in campaign finance law violations and bank fraud.
Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty last year to multiple crimes he says he carried out at Trump’s behest, though most legal experts agree that a sitting president cannot be indicted.
“It’s very difficult to make the argument that the person who was directed and was coordinated should go to jail but the person who did the directing and did the coordinating should not,” Schiff told reporters at a breakfast organized by the Christian Science Monitor.
Schiff added that the current evidence “militates very strongly in favor of indicting the president when he is out of office.”
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