Schiff Says White House Is Using “Scorched Earth” Tactics to Hurt Mueller’s Investigation

Schiff Says White House Is Using “Scorched Earth” Tactics to Hurt Mueller’s Investigation

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-CA, on Sunday said President Trump’s team is using “scorched earth” tactics to discredit anything special counselor Robert Mueller finds while investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.

“The President wants to take down Bob Mueller. His lawyer wants to take down Bob Mueller,” the California Representative said during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week.”

He said, “the question is why.”

“I think the answer is they want to lay the foundation to discredit whatever Bob Mueller comes up with,” Schiff said. “They’re essentially engaging in a scorched earth litigation strategy that is beginning with trying to discredit the prosecutor.”

Schiff added that Mueller was “just getting started.”

“I don’t think we should acquiesce in the besmirchment of this good man,” Schiff said. “We ought to let him do his job.”

via Talking Points Memo

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