Adam Schiff: Trump Discussing the Case in Which He Is Implicated with AG Is ‘Wrong at Every Level’
SCHIFF: “This is exactly what we feared about Whitaker's appointment, that he was picked not because he was qualified for the job -- he really isn't -- but he was picked because he was auditioning on TV talking down the Mueller investigation talking about he could -- how we could privately cripple the Mueller investigation. So Trump chooses him, and then he doesn't appear to do exactly what the president wants, at least not yet, while he was seeking an ethics opinion, which we now learned he has ignored, because the ethics lawyers told him that he should not participate, should not supervise this investigation, that the public wouldn't have confidence in his judgments. And now we learn that they're discussing the case. The president of the United States is discussing a case in which he is implicated with the attorney general. That is wrong at every level. And, of course, it will taint anything that this acting attorney general does, any role he plays in this investigation. This is a real assault on the rule of law. And we are going to scrutinize every single action by Matt Whitaker to make sure that the public knows just what he does."