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California Rep. Adam Schiff says Trump could sell Alaska to Russia if left unchecked

Schiff floated a few hypothetical theories in a speech Tuesday

House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Adam Schiff, D-Calif.
House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Adam Schiff, D-Calif., says Trump could sell Alaska to Russia if left unchecked.
Cliff Owen, Associated Press

California Rep. Adam Schiff floated a few hypothetical theories about the future of the United States on Tuesday during a speech before Congress.

  • Schiff said Trump could change the country in multiple ways if the senate does not acquit him on the abuse of power charges at the center of the impeachment trial, Fox News reports.
  • Schiff: “If abuse of power is not impeachable ... Trump could offer Alaska to the Russians in exchange for support in the next election or decide to move to Mar-a-Lago permanently and let Jared Kushner run the country, delegating to him the decision whether to go to war. Because those things are not necessarily criminal, this argument would allow that he could not be impeached for such abuses of power. Of course, this would be absurd. More than absurd, it would be dangerous.”

Trump’s defense countered with the call for voters to decide the fate of the presidency.

What’s next: The senate is expected to acquit Trump in the impeachment trial Wednesday, ending the impeachment trial that began at the end of December.

Bigger picture: Trump hit his highest approval rating in a Gallup poll this week at 49%, according to The Hill.