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Adam Schiff: U.S. Representative from California
Adam Bennett Schiff is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for California's 28th congressional district since 2013. A member of the Democratic Party, Schiff is currently in his 10th term as a congressman, having served since 2001.

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Schiff makes his final pitch: ‘He will not change and you know it.’

Representative Adam Schiff of California, the lead impeachment manager, framed his closing remarks with a pointed question: Can the Senate trust Mr. Trump?
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With the votes against him, Schiff makes one final appeal for witnesses.

Vote for additional witnesses and documents, he implored them, or risk “long lasting and harmful consequences long after this impeachment trial is over.”
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Trump says Russia supporting his reelection 'another misinformation campaign' [Video]Trump says Russia supporting his reelection 'another misinformation campaign'

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said on Twitter that the idea that Russia wants him to win re-election was "another misinformation campaign" launched by Democrats. This report produced by Chris..

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You're Fired: Trump Replaces Top Spy Official Joseph Maguire [Video]You're Fired: Trump Replaces Top Spy Official Joseph Maguire

President Donald Trump has replaced Joseph Maguire as his top intelligence official. The move comes after a congressional briefing on election interference that enraged the president. According to..

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Pelosi: Trump comments on Stone are 'abuse of power' [Video]Pelosi: Trump comments on Stone are 'abuse of power'

U.S. President Donald Trump's comments this week weighing in on the trial of his longtime associate Roger Stone amount to political interference in the judiciary and are "an abuse of power," House..

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U.S. Senate appears poised to acquit Trump after trial [Video]U.S. Senate appears poised to acquit Trump after trial

The long days of lawyers arguing for and against the impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump are over. Now it is up to U.S. senators from both major parties to present their rationale for acquitting..

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Democrats make last-ditch plea to convict Trump in Senate trial [Video]Democrats make last-ditch plea to convict Trump in Senate trial

Even with acquittal seemingly assured, the Democrats prosecuting U.S. President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial unleashed a blistering attack on him on Monday with a forceful appeal for..

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'Overwhelming evidence' to convict Trump -Schiff [Video]'Overwhelming evidence' to convict Trump -Schiff

Lead impeachment manager for the U.S. House of Representatives Adam Schiff urged the Senate during closing arguments of the impeachment trial to convict U.S. President Donald Trump due to 'overwhelming..

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Effort to call new impeachment witnesses likely to fall short [Video]Effort to call new impeachment witnesses likely to fall short

Another key Republican announced opposition to calling witnesses in U.S. President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial, appearing to doom a bid by Democrats to have testimony in the trial and..

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Effort to call new witnesses likely to fall short [Video]Effort to call new witnesses likely to fall short

Another key Republican announced opposition to calling witnesses in U.S. President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial, appearing to doom a bid by Democrats to have testimony in the trial and..

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Democratic effort to call new witnesses likely to fall short [Video]Democratic effort to call new witnesses likely to fall short

President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial faces a climactic vote on Friday, when senators are due to decide whether to call witnesses and prolong the historic proceeding or instead bring them to the..

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Uncertainty remains over Trump trial witnesses [Video]Uncertainty remains over Trump trial witnesses

Democratic prosecutors and Republican defenders at President Donald Trump's impeachment trial on Thursday barreled toward a confrontation over new witnesses, something that would deny Trump the swift..

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Schiff notes DOJ lawyer's contradictory impeachment argument, drawing laughter [Video]Schiff notes DOJ lawyer's contradictory impeachment argument, drawing laughter

A lawyer for the Department of Justice on Thursday argued in federal court that the U.S. House of Representatives can use its impeachment powers if the president defies congressional subpoenas.

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'Constitutional madness': Schiff on Trump’s defense [Video]'Constitutional madness': Schiff on Trump’s defense

Representative Adam Schiff, the lead House prosecutor in the impeachment trial, criticized an argument made by President Donald Trump's lawyer Alan Dershowitz, calling it "a descent into constitutional..

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GOP sees 'momentum' to acquit Trump after impeachment Q&A [Video]GOP sees 'momentum' to acquit Trump after impeachment Q&A

A Democratic push to force Republicans to accept witnesses at President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate appeared to be flagging on Wednesday, raising the possibility he could be..

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'Conspiracy' of whistleblower collusion 'total fiction': Schiff [Video]'Conspiracy' of whistleblower collusion 'total fiction': Schiff

Congressman Adam Schiff, the lead Democratic prosecutor in President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial, on Wednesday rejected what he described as a "conspiracy" theory by some Republicans that..

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Trump lawyer says quid pro quo to help reelection is not impeachable [Video]Trump lawyer says quid pro quo to help reelection is not impeachable

Prominent attorney Alan Dershowitz, a member of President Donald Trump's legal team, argued on the Senate floor Wednesday that a quid pro quo motivated by helping the president's reelection effort is..

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Removing Trump would be 'very very dangerous': Defense team [Video]Removing Trump would be 'very very dangerous': Defense team

Lawyers for U.S. President Donald Trump told his Senate impeachment trial on Saturday that Democrats' efforts to remove the president from office would set a "very, very dangerous" precedent in an..

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'I don't think the president's counsel did a very good job': Schumer [Video]'I don't think the president's counsel did a very good job': Schumer

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said the president's counsel inadvertently 'made a really compelling case for why the Senate should call witnesses and documents" and House impeachment manager..

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Trump isn't 'America First', he's 'Trump First': Nadler [Video]Trump isn't 'America First', he's 'Trump First': Nadler

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, one of the House managers in President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial said Trump put his personal interests above all else and said that if..

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Schiff starts impeachment arguments on witnesses

Senators are preparing to vote on calling more witnesses and instead start bringing a close to the third impeachment trial in American history. Lead House manager Rep. Adam Schiff Friday renewed his..
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Citing reporting by The Times, Schiff starts a final push for witnesses.

Coverage about John R. Bolton’s unpublished book was evidence of the need to call the former aide as a witness, the lawmaker said.
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Schiff proposes using a single week to depose witnesses.

It was the same length of time used during the Clinton impeachment trial in 1999, he said.
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A question goes unanswered: Who pays Giuliani’s legal fees?

Both sides are asked, and Representative Adam Schiff was the first to take up the matter, acknowledging that this was a question he too would like answered.
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Schiff warns of ‘constitutional madness’ in Trump legal claims.

“They compounded the dangerous arguments that they made that no quid pro quo is too corrupt if it helps your election campaign.”
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Schiff tells Republicans to trust how the chief justice would handle witnesses.

The chief justice would make swift determinations over the relevance of witnesses and the appropriateness of their testimonies, the lawmaker said.
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Schiff acknowledges he likes Bolton ‘a little more than I used to.’

The Democratic lawmaker made another pitch for calling witnesses in the trial.
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Schiff accuses the intelligence agencies of withholding relevant information.

It was the second time in two weeks that Adam B. Schiff spoke openly about a conflict between a House committee and an intelligence agency.
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Schiff says Trump ‘is a president who identifies the state as being himself.’

The courts have declared, Representative Adam B. Schiff said of the president, “You’re not a king.”
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Democrats ask about Bolton’s account.

Representative Adam Schiff replied that there was no question that President Trump was motivated by personal political gain and used that to argue to hear additional witnesses.
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White House legal team made the case for calling Bolton, Schiff says.

The concept of allowing one Democratic witness for one Republican witness is “not a game we’re interested in playing,” the lawmaker said.
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Democrats want to hear from Bolton, but they also want his notes.

Representative Adam Schiff, the lead House manager, said the notes “in many respects are more important than the manuscript.”
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'He has not paid the price, yet': Trump tweet about Schiff crossed the line, Democrats say

Democrats said the president crossed a line on Sunday, characterizing one of his tweets about Rep. Adam Schiff as a "threat."
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Schiff, Calling Trump ‘Wrathful and Vindictive,’ Sees Tweet as a Threat

In an extraordinary back-and-forth between a president and a congressman, President Trump warned that Representative Adam Schiff, the lead House impeachment manager, “has not paid the price, yet.”
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Schiff was eager to hear whistle-blower testimony, defense team says.

“Our primary interest right now is making sure that that person is protected,” the lawmaker said in October.
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Republicans criticize Schiff over ‘head on a pike’ comments.

“I’m not intimidated,” said Senator Richard Shelby, Republican of Alabama. “That was probably a little bit overboard.”
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Schiff sought to head off the defense. Now it’s coming for him.

President Trump’s defense team wasted little time on Saturday coming straight after the House managers on the process, playing a clip at the outset of Mr. Schiff at a hearing last year
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Who decides whether any executive privilege claim is valid?

Representative Adam B. Schiff, who is leading the House impeachment managers, has proposed that Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. could rule on the validity of any such claim.
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Schiff answers Trump defense before it is delivered.

The lead House impeachment manager tried to pre-empt the president’s defense.
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'Next time, it just may be you': Takeaways from Democrats' last day of arguments in Trump impeachment trial

Adam Schiff pointed around the room, asking senators to imagine if Trump told a foreign leader something would happen "to you, or to you, or to you."
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Managers wrap up their opening arguments.

Representative Adam B. Schiff, whose stirring speech on Thursday night gained grudging plaudits from some Republicans, appeared to lose ground on Friday.
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Republican senators are visibly upset by Schiff’s reference to CBS report.

A CBS report said Republican senators had been warned to “vote against the president and your head will be on a pike.”
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Schiff addresses criticism over his imitation of the president.

At a hearing in late September, the lawmaker portrayed “the essence” of the real call by pretending the president was a mobster shaking someone down.
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Emotional Schiff Speech Goes Viral, Delighting the Left and Enraging the Right

Representative Adam B. Schiff took a risk in telling senators they must convict and remove President Trump because "you know you can't trust this president to do what's right for this country."
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Schiff warns that not removing Trump would be ‘an unending injury’ to U.S.

The lawmaker implored senators not to set a precedent that would cede Congress’s investigative authority to the executive branch for generations to come.
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Schiff to Senators: Trump may investigate you next

Democratic House prosecutors launched their final arguments Friday at Donald Trump's impeachment trial accusing the president of laboring to cover up his actions with Ukraine that finally led to the..
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Citing ambassador’s ouster, Schiff challenges G.O.P. senators

The comments came hours after the secretary of state refused to respond to questions about the ire that his refusal to defend Ms. Yovanovitch had prompted among career diplomats.
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Adam Schiff turns to John McCain to make his case.

Mr. McCain once warned that President Trump’s unusual relationship to Russia was like a centipede.
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Schiff’s speech falls flat with some Senate Republicans.

Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming ticked off positive economic indicators from the Trump era and said the president’s record should be decided by the voters, not politicians.
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Schiff’s closing argument resonates on Twitter.

By Friday morning, the phrase #RightMatters — from the last line of Adam Schiff’s closing speech on Thursday — was eliciting reaction on Twitter from across the philosophical spectrum.
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House Democrats to wrap up opening argument in Senate impeachment trial of Trump

Adam Schiff and other House managers will focus the third day of opening arguments on accusations that President Trump tried to stonewall their probe.
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Trump 'made a religious man out of Vladimir Putin,' jokes Schiff

There have been few chuckles during U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate. But a wisecrack on Thursday about Russian President Vladimir Putin produced some laughter, at least..
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What was the Senate chamber like while Rep. Adam Schiff made his final Thursday speech?

Rep. Adam Schiff decided to take Trump's directions to "read the transcript," noting Trump had told his Twitter followers to do so earlier.
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Schiff ends the day with a fiery push for Trump’s removal.

His speech jolted the sleepy Senate to attention as he argued more explicitly than ever before for President Trump’s removal from office.
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Democrats have 16 hours and 42 minutes left to make their opening arguments.

Representative Adam B. Schiff opens the second day of arguments for the House managers
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House managers will lay out their legal case for first article of impeachment.

Representative Adam B. Schiff told senators that they would spend Thursday “go through the law, the Constitution and the facts as they apply to article one” of impeachment.
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Impeachment Briefing: Democrats Open Their Case

Adam Schiff and his team presented the evidence and witness testimony they had gathered in the impeachment inquiry.
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Rep. Adam Schiff opens Trump impeachment trial arguments with a quote from Alexander Hamilton

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have quoted Alexander Hamilton throughout the impeachment process to support their opposing views.
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Trump leaves Davos after downplaying friction with Iraq, condemning impeachment

Before leaving the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, President Donald Trump went after impeachment managers Adam Schiff and Jerrold Nadler.
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Senate trial of President Donald Trump resumes with House Democrats arguing their case

House impeachment managers, led by Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., have 24 hours, over three days, to argue their case against Trump.
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White House counsel gets personal in remarks about Schiff, the lead House manager.

Pat Cipollone lashed out directly at Representative Adam B. Schiff of California, the lead House manager.
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Schiff says Senate impeachment process will not lead to a fair trial

Democrat Adam Schiff, leading the U.S. House of Representatives team charged with arguing that President Donald Trump must be removed from office, on Tuesday said that the process being considered for..
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Struggle Between N.S.A. and Congress Over Ukraine Records Breaks Into Open

Representative Adam Schiff, the House Intelligence Committee chairman, said the agency was withholding documents from his panel, including some that might be useful in the impeachment trial.
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Schiff says managers will consider calling Parnas for testimony at trial.

It will ultimately be up to the Senate to determine which witnesses are called.
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As Lead Impeachment Manager, Adam Schiff Brings Experience and Controversy

In Representative Adam B. Schiff, Speaker Pelosi has chosen a lead impeachment manager who knows the case against President Trump but has become a lightning rod for Republican critics.
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Trump anti-impeachment protestors disrupt Adam Schiff at Armenian Genocide Recognition event

Amid the congressional impeachment inquiry, Trump supporters interrupted an event recognizing the Armenian Genocide to protest Rep. Adam Schiff.
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Schiff comments on impeachment, Russia probe report

Schiff comments on impeachment, Russia probe report  
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President Trump blasts 'crooked' Schiff as he mocks impeachment during Pennsylvania rally

President Donald Trump blasted "crooked" Adam Schiff and the Democrats' impeachment efforts during a rally in Pennsylvania.
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