Schiff, in an interview with The New Yorker, cited the impeachment testimony of diplomat David Holmes, who said he was told that Trump did not care about Ukraine and only cared about “big stuff” like an investigation into Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
“That says it all,” Schiff told the magazine. “The President doesn’t give a shit about what’s good for our country, what’s good for Ukraine. It’s all about what’s in it for him personally and for his reelection campaign.”
The lawmaker said that this moment in Holmes’s testimony was a summary of the impeachment case.
“That is a perfect summary,” Schiff said, “of this whole scheme.”
Holmes testified in the probe that U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland told him that Sondland specifically mentioned the the “Biden investigation.”
Schiff’s Intelligence panel this week released its report on the impeachment probe which found that Trump abused the power of his office.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that she was “asking our chairmen to proceed with articles of impeachment” into Trump.
Trump has denied wrongdoing and blasted the impeachment inquiry as a “witch hunt.”