Rep. McCarthy: Trump Investigations By House Dems Is 'Such a Small Agenda'
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Monday that if Democrats launch investigations into President Trump in the next Congress, it would represent "such a small agenda."
Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said there's 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.
He also said that recent memos released by the Southern District of New York and Robert Mueller's team appear to link Trump to potential crimes including campaign finance violations.
"I think America's too great of a nation to have such a small agenda," McCarthy (R-Calif.) said. "I think there’s other problems out there we should be focused upon. ... I think we should put the American people first."
McCarthy also blasted Schiff's "rather low" credibility and said that if a campaign finance violation was investigated as an impeachable offense, many in Congress would need to leave for the same reason.
He also slammed James Comey after the former FBI director testified before the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees.
Comey discussed a variety of topics during his testimony on Friday, including his handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe, the genesis of the Russia investigation and alleged bias at the bureau.
McCarthy criticized the number of times Comey replied to questioning about the Russia probe with "I don’t know" or "I don’t remember."
"It goes to show the discrediting of Comey," he said. "One thing that came to me is that there's no collusion with this president."