House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Rep. Adam Schiff (R-CA) reacted Monday night to wrote an op-ed that ran in 'The Washington Post' this weekend and that ridiculed the president as "imperial and erratic" and called on Congress to restore itself as an equal branch.
"We must do what the supine Republican Congress has failed to do over the past two years: restore Congress as an equal branch and check the ambition of an imperial and erratic president," he wrote.
Schiff also brought up a favorite theory of his, that Trump laundered money for Russians. He called for a non-partisan investigation and told MSNBC it is "negligent not to answer that question and tell the American people yes it's true or no it isn't."
"I think that among the most important business that hasn't been done at all, an investigation that hasn't been done at all is the issue of were the Russians laundering money through the Trump Organization. Is that leverage the Russians may have over the president of the United States?" Schiff asked.
"I think it is negligent not to answer that question and tell the American people yes it's true or no it isn't," he said. "But if that is the explanation for the otherwise inexplicable conduct in Helsinki in which he sides with Putin over his own intelligence agencies. We need to know about it to protect the country. I would hope in the Intel Committee we could restore credibility with the intelligence agencies for our committee."