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[WATCH] Rep. Adam Schiff Calls on DOJ to Hold Trump Accountable

[WATCH] Rep. Adam Schiff Calls on DOJ to Hold Trump Accountable

The January 6th House Select Committee has said there was evidence that Donald Trump committed crimes in trying to overturn the presidential election that he lost. Now Rep. Adam Schiff is just one member of Congress urging immediate action against Trump from the Justice Department.

A federal judge’s statement that Donald Trump “more likely than not” committed felony obstruction with his attempt to overturn the 2020 election is significant — but not the same as saying Trump should be convicted of a felony. Legal experts say the statement by U.S. District Judge David Carter is unlikely to materially increase the chances of a Trump indictment, and the DOJ has given no signs thus far that Attorney General Merrick Garland is contemplating the unprecedented act of charging a former president.

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 06: President Donald Trump speaks at the “Stop The Steal” Rally on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Trump supporters gathered in the nation’s capital to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

 

“Based on the evidence, the Court finds it more likely than not that…Trump corruptly attempted to obstruct the Joint Session of Congress on Jan. 6, 2021,” Carter wrote.

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, agrees with Judge Carter’s ruling. Carter’s ruling is “something the Justice Department needs to pay very strong attention to,” Rep. Schiff told Axios. “I have felt for some time now that there was good cause for the department to be investigating the former president’s conduct, in particular the efforts he made with the secretary of state in Georgia,” Schiff added. “To me, that is a clear demonstration of a corrupt intent and a president acting on corrupt intent.”

Rep. Schiff also appeared on “The Last Word” with Lawrence O’Donnell on Monday night to discuss the judge’s new ruling and what he expects of the Attorney General.

 

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