Rep. Schiff on CNN: Unlikely Trump Can Use Executive Privilege to Conceal Records of Putin Meeting
On Wednesday, January 16, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, joined Anderson Cooper on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 to discuss the recent New York Times report that on the FBI’s continuing investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, Trump's inexplicable desire to leave NATO, and potential plans to subpoena the interpreter from Trump's private meeting with Putin. Schiff also discussed the possibility that President Trump could claim executive privilege to keep records of his private meeting with Vladimir Putin from Congress. "That privilege really normally applies when the president is seeking advice from his counselors," Schiff said. "That's not the case when he's speaking to a foreign leader, and he's speaking to a foreign leader in private. If the President destroyed any record of that meeting, that's a separate issue and a separate problem. That gives us further potential jurisdiction to get answers."