Ranking Member on the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff alluded to the existence of more evidence that shows the Trump campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential election.
“There is certainly an abundance of non-public info that we have gathered in the investigation and I think that some of that non-public evidence is evidence on the issue of collusion. Some of that non-public evidence is evidence on the issue of obstruction,” Schiff said to reporters during a breakfast media roundtable.
Schiff also raised the issue of money laundering, which he claims Republican colleagues on the Intelligence Committee haven’t paid sufficient attention to investigating. “We have not been able to adequately follow the money,” Schiff said.
Schiff struck a measured tone in his discussion on the Russia investigation overall saying that while the various probes might reveal wrongdoing, criminal charges could be a high hurdle to clear. But he said, the standard for wrongdoing shouldn’t simply be whether someone has committed a crime.
“The bar shouldn’t just be what is a violation of law,” he said. “In my mind the bar shouldn’t be set so low that everything is fine unless you can go to jail for it. It’s not fine.”