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Glenn Kirschner: Rep. Adam Schiff’s Promise To Refer Contemptuous Witnesses to the DOJ for Criminal Prosecution

23/10/2021

Potentially a positive sign, but I will not hold my breath. Trump and his cronies, enablers etc need to be held to account in a court of law

October 13,2021

Congressman Adam Schiff said, definitively and unequivocally, that if witnesses do not appear to testify this week, as they have been subpoenaed to do, Congress “will” vote to hold them in contempt, Congress “will” refer them to the Department of Justice for criminal prosecution, and DOJ, in Schiff’s estimation, will do what is necessary to move our democracy toward “recovery.” Rep. Schiff has not only been a member of Congress for 20 years but, before being elected to office, he served as a federal prosecutor. Rep. Schiff understands the importance to our nation of the rule of law.

Here’s why his pledge to the American people regarding what Congress “will” do is so important.

About Glenn Kirschner

Glenn Kirschner brings analysis and insight to legal issues of the day, drawing from his 30 years as a federal prosecutor, homicide prosecutor and Army JAG. Glenn is an NBC News and MSNBC legal analyst and teaches criminal law at George Washington University.

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