Schiff: ‘The Republican Party Has Turned Itself into a Cult of the President’s Personality’

‘I think Bill Barr is completely disingenuous in saying that it would have been perfectly fine for Mueller to say the president was a criminal’

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SCHIFF: “Well of course Mueller didn’t say that what he was presenting required impeachment in the same way he didn’t comment on the question of indictment. And by the way, I think Bill Barr is completely disingenuous in saying that it would have been perfectly fine for Mueller to say the president was a criminal, I just can’t indict him. If that’s the way Barr feels, then perhaps he should let the Southern District of New York know that they can say, individual 1, the president of the United States should be charged when he leaves office. But in terms of the — the impeachment process, it’s not mandated by the Constitution. We can avail ourselves of this when the president demonstrates acts that are high crimes or misdemeanors. It is certainly true, I think that much of his conduct qualifies for that. But at the same time, we have to recognize the reality that one party, the Republican party has turned itself into a cult of the president’s personality and is not likely to act consistent with its Constitutional obligations. And we have to figure out in that context, is this the right thing for the country, and I’m just not convinced, not yet, that that’s the case.”

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