Adam Schiff tiptoes away from demand for Trump impeachment

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Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), one of President Trump’s most relentless critics, is tiptoeing away from demanding his impeachment — saying instead that it’s up to the nation to “vote his ass out of office.”

”I’m not there yet on impeachment,” Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said Friday night on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.”

“I may get there. [Trump] may get me there,” Schiff added.

“At the end of the day, Bill, there’s only one way to deal with this problem, whether we impeach him or not. And that is to vote his ass out of office.”

On Sunday, Schiff said he expected House Democrats to debate going forward on impeachment hearings, after party leaders came under pressure from progressives to do so — even though Special Counsel Robert Mueller did not find evidence that Trump’s campaign had colluded with Russia, as Schiff had charged.

Mueller’s report came to no conclusion about allegations that Trump had obstructed his investigation, but Attorney General William Barr decided not to pursue indictments into the matter

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