Schiff: Trump's Team Is Using 'Scorched Earth' Tactics To Undermine Mueller

"I think there is evidence" of collusion, Schiff told ABC's "This Week".

"I$3'm not prepared to say that there's proof you could take to a jury", Schiff admitted to host Martha Raddatz.

Mueller is the former FBI director heading the investigation into the Trump campaign's possible ties to Russian Federation and Trump's alleged obstruction of justice in light of his firing former FBI Director James Comey. "They want to lay the foundation to discredit whatever Bob Mueller comes up with. They're essentially engaging in a scorched-earth litigation strategy that is beginning with trying to discredit the prosecutor". He has also repeatedly condemned the ongoing probes that involve his associates as a "witch hunt".

Additionally, people have been speculating for weeks whether or not the President is going to fire Mueller.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich - an ardent Trump supporter who has been publicly disparaging Mueller for weeks - told "This Week" that he has "every problem with what (Mueller's) doing". Rosenstein told lawmakers last week that he did not see good cause to fire Mueller, and would not follow orders unless they were "lawful and appropriate". "But it would be the worst form of negligence to our republic for us to say we're going to close the investigation before we can determine whether there is merit to these allegations".

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"The special counsel happens to be a close friend of Comey, which is weird", Gingrich said on This Week. "But I can say that there is enough that we ought to be investigating - Indeed, it would be negligent for us not to investigate. But I also think there is also evidence of obstruction".

Schiff said the deputy attorney general would not need to recuse himself unless Mueller concludes that Rod Rosenstein's conduct "may be culpable in some way", regarding the president's firing of former FBI Director James Comey.

"The president has not been notified by anyone that he is under investigation", Jay Sekulow, a member of Trump's legal team, told "Fox News Sunday". This came days after a report that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller, might be the next person to recuse himself from the investigation.

Gingrich said that the dismissal did not impede the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe, and that Trump fired Comey because his public behavior was "destructive".

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