Rep. Adam Schiff, widely expected to take over the House Intelligence Committee next year, said Sunday that President Trump "faces the very real prospect of jail time" once he leaves office.

Schiff (D-Calif.) said recent memos released by the Southern District of New York and the Mueller team appear to link the president to potential crimes including campaign finance violations.

"There's a very real prospect that on the day Donald Trump leaves office that the Justice Department may indict him," Schiff said.

"He may be the first president in quite some time to face jail time," he added.

A century ago, President Ulysses Grant was arrested in Washington, D.C. for speeding in his horse-drawn carriage -- but the police decided against imprisoning him and allowed him to walk back to the White House after paying a fine.

Schiff said there is talk that Trump has "dangled" pardons in front of political allies who may face jail time, but said there is a "bigger pardon question" afoot.


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He said the next president may have to "determine whether to pardon Donald Trump."

Host Margaret Brennan asked Schiff if a defense by Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani -- that former North Carolina Democratic Sen. John Edwards' campaign finance case set precedent against charging someone like Trump -- holds any weight.

Schiff said the case involving Edwards, then a 2008 presidential candidate, had a reported "problem with proof" that doesn't exist as strongly as with Trump.

He said the fact that Trump may have "coordinated an illegal campaign scheme that may have had an election-altering impact is breathtaking."

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