Adam Schiff Accuses Trump of “Mafia-Like Shakedown” of Ukranian President

Per NBC, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff tells reporters that he is shocked that the White House would release the notes on the call with Ukraine, and wonders how they think it will help President Trump’s case.

Schiff refers to Trump’s call as a “fundamental betrayal of his oath of office.”


DailyCaller reports Democratic California Rep. Adam Schiff had harsh words for President Donald Trump Wednesday after a transcript was released of Trump’s discussion with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and frequent Trump nemesis said the transcript was worse than even he had imagined, and accused the president of a “Mafia-Like Shakedown” of Zelensky.

“More damning than I and others had imagined,” Schiff said. “It is shocking on one level that the White House would release these notes and felt that somehow this would help the president’s case or cause, because what those notes reflect is a classic mafia-like shakedown of a foreign leader.”

Schiff added that Ukraine is “desperate” for American support due to occupation of parts of the country by Russian forces.

“They reflect a Ukrainian president who was desperate for U.S. Support, for military support, to help that country in a hot war with Putin’s Russia, a country that is still occupied by irregular Russian forces,” Schiff said.

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