Schiff says ‘of course’ he’s concerned about Trump’s personal threats against him

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said Sunday that he is “of course” concerned about former President Trump’s personal threats against him, especially in light of the Supreme Court’s Monday ruling that core presidential powers offer immunity from criminal prosecution.

“Of course,” Schiff told NBC News’s Kristen Welker when asked on “Meet the Press” about Trump’s accusations of fraud and treason against him, and the former president’s call for members of the Jan. 6 select committee to be indicted.

“I think anyone who’s on his enemies list should be concerned,” Schiff continued.

Schiff said he’s particularly concerned about the personal threats after the Supreme Court found that presidents have absolute immunity for actions taken within their core official responsibilities, while they have presumptive immunity for all other official acts.

Schiff said he is concerned about the implications of the ruling for a hypothetical second Trump term.

“What concerns me the most is what the court just did, was to basically tell Donald Trump, you can do anything through the Justice Department. You can do anything through the military. These are core responsibilities of the president of the United States. You will have unquestioned immunity for whatever you do. And even outside of that, you will have such a strong presumption of immunity as to be irrebuttable,” Schiff said.

The former president recently repeated his call to indict the members of the committee that investigated the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol and ultimately recommended to the Justice Department that they charge Trump on several counts.

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