The House Intelligence Committee recently released a thorough study of Russian activities related to the 2016 elections and found no evidence of any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
However, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) has disagreed, insisting that there is “ample evidence in the public domain on the issue of collusion.” Furthermore, Schiff has stated that such collusion would be an impeachable offense and would justify the removal from office of President Trump.
If Schiff truly believes his own comments, he should put that “ample evidence” into a resolution for impeachment and introduce it. He and the Democrats could then openly campaign on the fact that the 2018 elections are on the question of whether the president should be impeached. Americans could examine and debate the evidence before deciding for whom to vote.
Instead Schiff has advised Democrats to be silent on the question of impeachment. He apparently does not believe that his “ample evidence” would be convincing to anyone but partisans such as himself.
Schiff should either introduce an impeachment resolution and admit his intentions or drop his claim about “ample evidence.” He cannot have it both ways.
Peter J. Thomas
Americans for Constitutional Liberty