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Kevin McCarthy: Schiff Should Remove Self from Trump Probe

(Fox Business "Mornings With Maria"/YouTube)

By    |   Monday, 04 March 2019 12:52 PM EST

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., should step back from any investigation concerning President Donald Trump, if he follows the standards he has set up considering such probes, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, D-Calif., said Monday.

"Adam Schiff has laid out so many of his own standards for everybody else across Congress," Rep. McCarthy told Fox Business' "Mornings with Maria."

"In Schiff's own standards on whether he should recuse himself, he has met that standard."

McCarthy pointed out that in the past, Schiff had met in Aspen, Colorado, with Fusion GPS co-owner Glen Simpson, and now the Intelligence Committee wants to take another look at him.

Further, McCarthy said, "now we find out in the [Michael] Cohen investigation that yeah, he was talking to Cohen. He, his staff, somebody, we asked this question of Cohen and Cohen said that. That didn't happen before."

McCarthy said "yes" when show anchor Maria Bartiromo when she asked him if Schiff's office was coaching Cohen, and pointed out how hard it was for Republicans to find out who had funded a dossier about Trump through Fusion GPS.

"It was Schiff who fought for us not to find out," he said. "We had to go to court. These are questions we have to get answered."

McCarthy also said it was wrong for Cohen to have been called before the House Oversight Committee to testify publicly while Trump was negotiating for denuclearization with North Korea Chairman Kim Jong Un.

Sandy Fitzgerald

Sandy Fitzgerald has more than three decades in journalism and serves as a general assignment writer for Newsmax covering news, media, and politics. 

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If he follows the standards he has set up considering such probes, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., should step back from any investigation concerning President Donald Trump, according House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
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