House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Adam Schiff (D-CA) said Sunday that President Donald Trump may “face the real prospect of jail time” after he leaves the White House, given allegations by prosecutors in the Southern District of the New York regarding Trump’s involvement in campaign finance violations carried out by Michael Cohen.
“There’s a very real prospect that on the day Donald Trump leaves office, the Justice Department may indict him, that he may be the first president in quite some time to face the real prospect of jail time,” Schiff told CBS News’ Margaret Brennan.
“We have been discussing the issue of pardons the President may offer to people or dangle in front of people,” Schiff said. “The bigger pardon question may come down the road, as the next president has to determine whether to pardon Donald Trump.”
.@AdamSchiff on the Russia Investigation: My takeaway is there's a very real prospect that on the day Donald Trump leaves office the justice department may indict him. That he may be the first president in quite some time to face the real prospect of jail time. pic.twitter.com/3kfwumFkh7
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