Adam Schiff Piles On Kevin McCarthy For Sucking Up To Trump As Possible Arrest Looms

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Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) sounds fed up with the insistence from House Speaker Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on sticking so very closely by Donald Trump.

After Trump ranted on his knock-off social media platform Truth Social about supposed indications of an arrest early next week, McCarthy promptly got to complaining about what was transpiring — and committing government resources on what is essentially just Trump’s behalf. “Here we go again — an outrageous abuse of power by a radical DA who lets violent criminals walk as he pursues political vengeance against President Trump,” McCarthy claimed, simply lying about the supposed willingness of the local prosecutor to allow violent crime. “I’m directing relevant committees to immediately investigate if federal funds are being used to subvert our democracy by interfering in elections with politically motivated prosecutions.”

“Here we go again: Kevin McCarthy once again playing the part of criminal defense counsel to shield Trump from accountability,” Schiff remarked. “Heedless of the consequences to the country, he stirs the pot, and calls for an investigation of the investigators. It’s all part of Trump’s playbook.”

What McCarthy is doing, in more basic terms than he provided, is intervening, at least by being loud from the sidelines, in a duly conducted investigation outside the federal government into somebody who is also outside the federal government. Trump holds no position in the U.S. government, and he might never again, even though he’s attempting to, of course, nab such a role. In the context of investigative work done by New York state Attorney General Letitia James into Trump, the allegation has already been rejected in court — multiple times — that the state official was operating with actionably political motivations, even though Trump and key allies of his, of course, keep claiming as much. The mere fact of a difference in political affiliation between the investigator and the subject of that investigation isn’t enough to instantly prove some kind of nefarious intent, as came up in the investigation in Georgia by local prosecutor Fani Willis into attempts to meddle with the 2020 election results on Trump’s behalf.