Adam Schiff called out by MSNBC host for raising funds against Trump indictment
MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell appeared to call out Rep. Adam Schiff, D-California, on Friday for raising funds following the indictment announcement of former President Trump.
The Manhattan grand jury voted Thursday to indict Trump, making him the first former or current US president to be indicted. Trump has been accused of making silent payments ahead of the 2016 presidential election, a case that could have implications for his 2024 run.
Mitchell spoke about the highly contentious legal case, noting that the partisan divide over Trump has caused many to question the legitimacy of the case.
“Has this criminal allegation, this indictment, gotten too political already? Donald Trump raises, you know, a fortune, over a million dollars – a million and a half or more – just at the threat of indictment,” Mitchell said.
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“A lot of politicians, you know, do that. You fundraise on that,” she told Schiff.
Schiff defended himself and defended the legitimacy of the case saying it’s a question of liability.
“Look, I think this is definitely going to be a political issue in terms of defending the rule of law on the one hand, in terms of overthrowing the rule of law on the other, but the most important point for me is that it’s the affirmation that no one should be above the law, that we are all held accountable, that it’s someone who has evaded accountability for years and years.” , did he declare. “And yes, so I’m going to talk about it. Other people are going to talk about it.”
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He went on to say that this case is an example of defending “our democracy” and criticized the Republican opposition.
“I’m going to push back against what Kevin McCarthy and Jim Jordan are trying to do in the House by interfering and trying to stop or obstruct or discredit this investigation,” he said. “It’s an ongoing and important part of the work I’ve done to defend our democracy.”