In an interview with ABC’s “The View” on Thursday, former national security advisor and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had a strong demand for Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, telling him the Russia investigation needs to come to an end, as reported by The Daily Caller.
“Let me just say that I’ve spent a lot of time in Washington and I know you got a really hard job and I appreciate what you’re doing for the country,” says Rice to Schiff. “But I really hope you can wrap it up.”
As a ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, Schiff has been at the forefront of the Democratic charge against the Trump administration over purported involvement with the Russian government during the 2016 presidential election.
Moreover, Schiff admits that there is still no evidence of complicity even after a year into the investigation.
The Hill explains that Rice’s “remarks came after the California Democrat described how bipartisan relations on the panel have unraveled, a deterioration that took place in the public eye over the past year as the two sides feuded over the direction of the probe and how it relates to President Trump’s campaign.”
Rice also expanded on her statement and mentioned her respect for Robert Mueller.
“I just want to say on Robert Mueller this is somebody I know, I worked with him,” she added. “He was FBI director when I was national security adviser. I have enormous respect for him and he is going to do this in a very fair way and so I just hope we can get it done.”
Rice passionately stated, “The country needs to get back to business. So that’s my greatest hope. This gets done.”