Adam Schiff calls for William Barr’s resignation: ‘Should have never been given the job’
House intelligence committee Chairman Rep. Adam B. Schiff said Wednesday that Attorney General William P. Barr should “step down” from his position.
“I was one of those making the case he never should have been confirmed and certainly not confirmed unless he committed to recusing himself from an investigation where he had an obvious bias, and now we’re seeing that bias playing out time and time again,” the California Democrat said in an interview with CNN’s “New Day” show.
“He should have never been given the job under these circumstances, now I think in the interest of the department, he should step down, but I have no expectation that he will,” he continued.
“What we are seeing is anyone who gets close to Donald Trump becomes tainted by that experience, and the fundamental conundrum is how do you ethically serve a deeply unethical president? And as we are seeing with Bill Barr and I think as we saw with Rod Rosenstein, you can’t,” he finished.
Mr. Barr will be testifying in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday for the first time since the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report investigating collusion and obstruction.
Reports have surfaced that Mr. Mueller expressed frustration to Mr. Barr about the way the attorney general portrayed the findings in his four-page summary of the more than 400-page report.