Schiff To Rosenstein: ‘This Double Standard Won’t Cut It’

House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) speaks to a reporter in the Capitol on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
February 25, 2019 6:30 pm

House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) on Monday criticized comments from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who said earlier in the day — without citing special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe specifically — that “if we aren’t prepared to prove our case beyond a reasonable doubt in court, then we have no business making allegations against American citizens.”

“This double standard won’t cut it,” Schiff, who’s threatened to subpoena Mueller’s final report, said.

Rosenstein’s comments could mean he believes the special counsel’s report ought not be made public if Mueller determines Trump should not be charged with a crime.

However, in 2016, then-FBI Director James Comey publicly discussed Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while simultaneously recommending against criminal charges for Clinton.

Schiff appeared to refer to Comey’s actions on Monday in light of Rosenstein’s comments.

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