President Donald Trump’s ongoing moves to obstruct Congressional investigations by stonewalling Capitol Hill are moving Congressional Democrats closer to initiating impeachment proceedings, MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace reported Monday.
The host played a clip of Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), who chairs the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
“Here the Trump Administration has decided to say a blanket no. No to any kind of oversight whatsoever, no witnesses, no documents, no nothing,” Schiff explained. “They’re stonewalling, they want to draw this out as long as possible.”
Before his career in politics, Schiff was an Assistant U.S. Attorney who once prosecuted an FBI agent for giving secret documents to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).
“We’re going to fight it, we are fighting it. We have to,” Schiff continued. “It’s true these additional acts of obstruction, obstructing the Justice Department, now Congress, does add weight to impeachment.”
“Obstruction as a behavior does reek of hiding something, does reek of guilt,” Wallace noted.
“It seems to push against Trump’s brand of going to Washington and draining the swamp, I’m not sure there’s anyone left who believes that anyway,” she continued.
“But Schiff seems to have landed on a message that could stick,” Wallace concluded.
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