Schiff: Trump Should Probably Be Indicted When He Leaves Office

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Arelis R. Hernández

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.”

Read more at The Hill.



  1. Aha, so now little Schiff is backpedaling. What happened to all the tough talk about impeachment? Now he has moved on to campaign finance charges, like AOC? Now, it’s only “once he’s out of office”? Come on little Schiffy. Don’t be a coward.

  2. Does this guy ever engage in actual legislation, or is the reason for his entire existence only to bring down the executive branch of the government?

  3. Campaign finance laws? These guys really are counting on the stupidity (or bias) of the people. Cohen copped a plea on relatively minor finance violations in order to save himself from real hard time for real crimes that had nothing to do with Trump. In fact, the finance violations themselves are highly questionable in the first place. And in the second place, the one special law on the books that requires actual knowledge and deliberate intention to violate is campaign finance laws – a plea of ignorance (by a non-lawyer) is accepted on the face of it.

    In the case of Ocasio Cortez, it seems clear from has been reported (though not proven in court) that her attempt to hide her campaign finance activity actions indicates she knew it was not legal.

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