Trump namesake Donald Trump Jr. may soon be facing his “time in the barrel,” if Democrats like Rep. Adam Schiff have anything to do with it. Schiff says he hopes Special Counsel Robert Mueller will review Junior’s congressional testimony with an eye toward a possible “perjury prosecution.”
On Sunday morning’s edition of This Week, host George Stephanopoulos asked Schiff, who is chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, about Trump Jr.’s testimony.
“Your colleague on the committee, …Congresswoman Jackie Speier, told CNN that she believes that Donald Trump Jr. lied to your committee on at least two occasions,” Stephanopoulos said. “Do you agree?”
“Well, I’d like the special counsel to have access to Don Jr.’s testimony and determine whether it is evidence of — of false statements,” Schiff replied, adding “I think — and I greatly appreciate the seriousness with which the special counsel takes lying to Congress — so I’ll let Bob Mueller be the judge of that.
“But one of the first acts, if not the first act, of our committee will be to send all of these transcripts of all the witnesses to Bob Mueller so that he can consider whether additional perjury charges are warranted,” Schiff continued.
“So are you confident that Robert Mueller and this team have not yet seen any of those transcripts?” Stephanopoulos asked.
“No, I believe the special counsel has had access to the transcripts, but not for the purpose of use in a perjury prosecution,” Schiff said. “So that’s what we want to make sure that the special counsel has access to these transcripts and can use them for whatever purpose including perjury prosecution or witness intimidation or obstruction of justice.”
Among other things, Trump Jr. told Congress that he did not inform his father about the infamous Trump Tower meeting, a claim that has been contradicted by former Trump attorney Michael Cohen.
Watch the clip above, from ABC News.
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