This past Sunday, Congressman Adam Schiff claimed that the January 6th Committee has acquired “evidence” that former President Donald Trump was involved in an effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election, but so far has refused to reveal what said evidence was due to not wanting to “get ahead of the hearing.”
Schiff did take time to take part in an interview with Dana Bash on a segment of CNN’s “State of the Union” in order to talk about the ongoing public committee hearings. In said interview, Bash repeatedly questioned Schiff concerning his claims that Trump had been directly involved in what took place.
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,” started Bash. “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,” answered Schiff. “We’ll also, again, show evidence about what his own lawyers came to think about this scheme. 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 issued the claim that the system had only “held” due to various local and state officials having “upheld their oath to the Constitution” and refused to agree with Trump.
“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 fired back. “Do you have evidence that he directed it?”
“You know, I don’t want to get ahead of our hearing,” Schiff answered “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.”
“Will we see he directed it?” interrupted Bash, repeating the question again once Schiff had finished speaking “Will we see that he directed it?”
“I don’t want to get ahead of the role,” Schiff stated once again.
Schiff chose to take the same position when he previously hurled accusations at former President Trump of trying to collude with Russia in the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election, often making the claim that he had evidence of the collusion but never actually brought said ‘evidence’ to the public.