“Do we really have a doubt about the facts here? Does anybody really question whether the president is capable of what he’s charged with? No one is really making the argument, ‘Donald Trump would never do such a thing’ because of course we know that he would, and of course we know that he did,” Schiff said after a marathon day of presentations.
House prosecutors on Thursday presented a litany of facts and arguments to support their charge that Trump abused his power.
“The Framers couldn’t protect us from ourselves if right and truth doesn’t matter,” he said, arguing that if Trump is allowed to remain in office, he’s likely to put his own interests ahead of the nation’s again and could even let Russia interfere in this year’s presidential election.
“You know you can’t trust this president to do what’s right for this country,” Schiff said, pointing to Russia’s recent hacking of Burisma Holdings, the energy company that paid Hunter Biden to serve on its board.