House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff has been on almost every cable news program for over two years claiming that he has evidence that will bring down President Donald Trump.
The media ate it up and gave Schiff all the air-time he wanted to smear the president with baseless allegations.
But after the Mueller report vindicated Trump and no charges have been brought against the president, Schiff is now trying out his “Plan B.”
During an interview Sunday morning on CBS’ “Face The Nation,” the California Democrat slipped up and revealed that Trump could be thrown in jail after he leaves office.
Schiff suggested that when Trump leaves office, Congress and the government will need to move quickly if they want to have Trump charged before the statute of limitations expires.
“I mean, it’s been clear, you know, from Bob Mueller that he felt and the Justice Department feels bound by this Office of Legal Counsel opinion that you can’t indict a sitting president,” Schiff said.
“But he is a- essentially unindicted co-conspirator. He’s been identified as an Individual One, as the person who directed Michael Cohen to commit this fraudulent campaign scheme,” he added.
“And I assume that all this means, in terms of the Southern District of New York, is that the case will be reopened when he leaves office, providing the statute of limitations has not run, and the Justice Department will have to weigh whether to indict the former president,” Schiff continued.
He then dropped his worst bombshell: “From my point of view, if the evidence supports that, he should be indicted. But I think the Justice Department will have to seriously consider reopening the case if that’s what it requires and indicting him when he leaves office.”
This is the second time where Schiff has gone on national television and claimed, without any evidence, that Trump could be thrown in jail.
During an interview in December 2018, Schiff told CBS News host Margaret Brennan that Trump could “face the real prospect of jail time” regarding his involvement in the Michael Cohen-Stormy Daniel saga.
“My takeaway is there’s a very real prospect that on the day Donald Trump leaves office the Justice Department may indict him, that he may be the first President in quite some time to face the real prospect of jail time,” Schiff said.
Daniels, an adult film star, claims that she had an affair with Trump in 2006. The president has vehemently denied the affair.
Daniels and her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, tried challenging Trump and Cohen, the president’s former personal attorney, over the nondisclosure agreement she signed in late 2016.
But they lost big time and Daniels was ordered by a court to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to Trump’s legal team.
Here’s the kicker: Now that his Trump-Russia collusion theories failed spectacularly, Schiff has been claiming that the liberal Southern District of New York will indict the president on campaign finance charges for the $130,000 payment to Daniels in 2016.
He was wrong again.
Last week, a federal judge confirmed federal prosecutors in New York City ended their investigation into Trump campaign finance violations and that no charges will be brought against the president.
Mueller’s probe ended with no charges against Trump.
And the SDNY’s case into alleged campaign finance violations ended with no charges against the president.
But Schiff is still implying that when Trump leaves office, he and his allies at the DOJ will try to have Trump charged before the statute of limitations expires.