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Schiff: Republicans 'Coming Dangerously Close' to Criminal Culpability for Helping Trump

Democratic Representative Adam Schiff of California said on Sunday that Republicans are coming "dangerously close" to "criminal culpability" for helping former President Donald Trump overturn the results of the 2020 election.

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Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and President Donald Trump.

Schiff, who is the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, made the comments on CNN's "State of the Union." He was asked about the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, and whether he believes Republicans who helped Trump spread false claims about the election could face criminal charges.

"I think they are coming dangerously close to criminal culpability," Schiff said. "They are certainly engaged in a criminal conspiracy to defraud the American people."

Schiff cited the fact that Republicans have continued to spread false claims about the election, even after they have been repeatedly debunked. He also noted that Republicans have refused to cooperate with the House select committee's investigation.

"They are trying to obstruct the investigation," Schiff said. "They are trying to cover up their tracks."

Schiff said that he believes the House select committee will eventually make a decision about whether to recommend criminal charges against Republicans who helped Trump. However, he said that it is ultimately up to the Justice Department to decide whether to bring charges.

"The Justice Department will have to make a decision about whether to prosecute these individuals," Schiff said. "But I think the evidence is clear that they have engaged in criminal activity."

Schiff's comments come as the House select committee is nearing the end of its investigation into the January 6 attack. The committee has interviewed hundreds of witnesses and reviewed thousands of documents. The committee is expected to hold public hearings in the coming months to present its findings.

Schiff's comments are likely to further intensify the debate over whether Republicans who helped Trump overturn the election could face criminal charges. Some legal experts believe that Republicans could be charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States, obstruction of justice, or other crimes. However, other legal experts believe that it would be difficult to prove that Republicans had the intent to commit a crime.

The Justice Department has not yet said whether it will bring charges against Republicans who helped Trump. However, Schiff's comments suggest that the Justice Department is taking the matter seriously. It will be interesting to see what the Justice Department decides to do in the coming months.

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