House Intelligence chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) slammed President Donald Trump on Sunday for claiming that he could ask the Attorney General Bill Barr to investigate 2020 rival Joe Biden.
“Here the President of the United States is saying it’s perfectly okay for him — and he has said this before — to go to the attorney general and get them to open an investigation of his rivals,” Schiff said during a “This Week” interview on ABC. “Sadly, this attorney general has turned out to be so political and so partisan and so frankly without integrity, he just might do it.”
The House Intel chairman told George Stephanopoulos that going after Biden’s son is “just a method of going after someone the President believes is his most formidable opponent.”
Schiff brought up Rudy Giuliani’s now-cancelled trip to Ukraine in order to seek push for an investigation in Hunter Biden’s business dealings in the country.
“We cannot make this the new norm, that if you can’t win an election on your own, it’s fine to seek help from a foreign power,” said Schiff.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff tells @GStephanopoulos that President Trump "going after" Joe Biden's son Hunter "is just a method of going after someone the president believes is his most formidable opponent" https://t.co/AfEIFrfeM5 pic.twitter.com/UwkqpaZZF9
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