Adam Schiff: Trump Seeking a Tower in Moscow Was a 'Form of Collusion'
Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said President Donald Trump moving forward with a potential deal for a Trump Tower in Moscow was a “form of collusion.” Schiff said, “Our priority is to make sure that the president is working in the national interest, that he not motivated by some pecuniary interest or fear of compromise or actual compromise that’s the length and breadth of it. In terms of the business we are not interested in whether he’s a tax cheat or net worth what he says he is or those issues. What we are interested in is does the president have business dealings with Russia such that it compromises the United States? And the perfect example is something we know about already; that is as a presidential candidate, while he was telling the country he had no business dealings with Russia, he was pursuing the most lucrative deal I think of his life and seeking the Kremlin’s help to make it happen. That’s a different form of collusion but it is equally compromising to the country because it means the president of the United States is looking out for his bank