Ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff slammed a federal judge Monday over his decision to “question” the scope of Robert Mueller’s probe; adding he was “concerned” about his “opinion.”
Schiff was speaking with CNN’s Jake Tapper when he was asked to comment on Judge Ellis’ harsh questions surrounding the special counsel’s ongoing investigation.
“The judge is basically saying to Mueller and Mueller’s team is you don’t really care about Manafort… you’re only trying this case to get Manafort to flip on President Trump,” said Tapper.
“While it’s certainly within the judge’s prerogative to ask these questions, I don’t think it really bears on the legal issues,” said Schiff. “I think that Bob Mueller will prevail, in the sense of being able to go forward with this litigation. I don’t think there is really any legal question about that. But, yes, it is concerning that the judge would express this opinion.”
Watch Schiff’s comments above.