Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said that President Trump's inexperience does not entitle him to a different ethical standard.

Former FBI Director James Comey testified to the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday regarding his concerns about his private conversations with President Trump.

Critics have accused the president of trying to obstruct justice in the case of the investigation into former national security advisor Michael Flynn's meetings with the Russian ambassador.

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan explained that since President Trump was a New York real estate developer not a politician, he did not realize how bad the optics of the president having private meetings with the FBI director would be.

"You can't hold this president to a different ethical standard than you would hold others to," Schiff told Bret Baier on "Special Report."


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Schiff admitted there is still no smoking gun proving that the president did indeed try to obstruct justice in those conversations, but said he had seen some evidence that he might have intended to do so.

"I don't think there's a judge in the land that wouldn't find it wasn't relevant evidence that goes to obstruction," he said.

"The fact that [Trump] dismisses other people from the room shows to me a consciousness that what he is doing is wrong," Schiff opined.

The California congressman said it is fair to ask why Comey did not bring up his concerns with others at the Justice Department before he was fired.

Schiff added that instead of leaking memos about his meetings with Trump to the press through a friend, the former FBI director should have presented them to the public himself or turned them over to Congress.


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