On Friday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-California) spoke to The Washington Post about a recent report from The New York Times.
According to The New York Times, “President Trump gave firm instructions in March to the White House’s top lawyer: stop the attorney general, Jeff Sessions, from recusing himself in the Justice Department’s investigation into whether Mr. Trump’s associates had helped a Russian campaign to disrupt the 2016 election.”
While speaking to The Washington Post, Schiff said, “The allegations in the Times piece, if accurate, provide further potential evidence that the White House was engaged in an effort to obstruct justice.”
Schiff added, “If this was part of an effort to conceal the real motive for firing Comey, that’s very pertinent to obstruction of justice. It’s going to be important for us to get to the bottom of whether the … attorney general’s office was seeking to engage in a smear campaign against the director of the FBI to create a pretext for his firing.”
As more allegations emerge against President Trump, he has taken to Twitter to once again attempt to discredit these new reports.
“Well, now that collusion with Russia is proving to be a total hoax and the only collusion is with Hillary Clinton and the FBI/Russia, the Fake News Media (Mainstream) and this phony new book are hitting out at every new front imaginable. They should try winning an election. Sad!” Trump wrote on Friday.