In an interview marking his inaugural week as chairman of the powerful House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) told actor Richard Schiff that the Trump administration is likely to end in the New York Republican's defeat in 2020.

Adam Schiff, who is not related to the former "West Wing" star, effectively dismissed claims by some fellow Democrats that impeachment should be imminent.

He told the actor that some days under President Trump feel like sailing "on a ship where rivets are popping out and we're taking on water."

"We will get through this," Adam Schiff said in "The Hill" piece. "We are still afloat."

"I presume it ends with Donald Trump being voted out of office, but Bob Mueller will have a lot to say about that," the Framingham, Mass native continued.


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He said that people should not "prejudge" the findings of the Mueller probe until the conclusions are laid out, adding that he has his own responsibilities in his new role as House Intel chief on the matter.

Richard Schiff later asked what legislative priority the Congressman has for the new term.

Adam Schiff responded that the "rise of authoritarianism around the world" is an important matter for his committee.

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