Rep. Adam Schiff is once again making an accusation against former President Donald Trump regarding the latter’s alleged involvement in ‘overturning’ the 2020 election.
But the California Democrat seems to be light on evidence, at least for now.
In an interview Sunday with CNN’s Dana Bash, Schiff made the claim that the Jan. 6 panel has the evidence to back up his allegation of Trump’s involvement but he refused to reveal it because he did not want to “get ahead of the hearing.”
Bash nevertheless, for her part, pressed Schiff several times on the supposed evidence.
Rep. Adam Schiff tells Dana Bash that he "has evidence" of Trump's involvement on January 6th, but he can't reveal it because he doesn't "want to get ahead of the hearing." pic.twitter.com/mAcVL6LW5R
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“Your hearing will include evidence about Trump electors in battleground states who submitted fake Electoral College ballots, even though Trump lost these states we’re talking about,” Bash began. “We have already heard campaign officials, Trump campaign officials were involved in that. Do you have evidence that the former president himself was involved?”
“Yes. We’ll show evidence of the president’s involvement in this scheme,” Schiff replied.
“We’ll also, again, show evidence about what his own lawyers came to think about this scheme,” he continued.
“And we’ll show courageous state officials who stood up and said they wouldn’t go along with this plan to either call legislatures back into session or decertify the results for Joe Biden.”
Schiff went on to claim the the electoral system only “held” because state and local officials had “upheld their oath to the Constitution” and refused to go along with the now former president.
“Just to be clear, you said you have evidence that the then president was involved in putting a fake slate of electors out there,” Bash pushed back. “Do you have evidence that he directed it?”
“You know, I don’t want to get ahead of our hearing,” Schiff replied.
“We’ll show during a hearing what the president’s role was in trying to get states to name alternate slates of electors, how that scheme depended initially on hopes that the legislatures would reconvene and bless it and he pressed forward with it anyway,” the California Democrat, who also heads up the House Intelligence Committee, said.
“Will we see he directed it?” Bash interrupted, repeating the question once Schiff finished his thought. “Will we see that he directed it?”
“I don’t want to get ahead of the role,” Schiff said again.
The Daily Wire adds:
Schiff took the same position when he accused former President Trump of colluding with Russia in the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election — often claiming that he had evidence of collusion but never revealing it publicly.
To date, there is no evidence indicating the allegation of ‘collusion’ with Russia is true.