Schiff: Impeachment testimony shows Trump 'doesn't give a shit' about what's good for the country

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffCoronavirus pushes GOP's Biden-Burisma probe to back burner Texas man arrested for allegedly threatening Democrats over coronavirus bill Schiff: Remote voting would not compromise national security MORE (D-Calif.), a prominent figure in the impeachment inquiry, has said that President TrumpDonald John TrumpWith VP pick, Biden can't play small ball in a long ball world Coronavirus hits defense contractor jobs Wake up America, your country doesn't value your life MORE "doesn’t give a shit about what’s good for our country."

Schiff, in an interview with The New Yorker, cited the impeachment testimony of diplomat David Holmes, who said he was told that Trump did not care about Ukraine and only cared about "big stuff" like an investigation into Democratic presidential candidate Joe BidenJoe BidenWith VP pick, Biden can't play small ball in a long ball world Poll: Trump, Biden in dead heat in 2020 matchup Coronavirus pushes GOP's Biden-Burisma probe to back burner MORE

“That says it all,” Schiff told the magazine. “The President doesn’t give a shit about what’s good for our country, what’s good for Ukraine. It’s all about what’s in it for him personally and for his reelection campaign.”

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The lawmaker said that this moment in Holmes's testimony was a summary of the impeachment case. 

“That is a perfect summary,” Schiff said, “of this whole scheme.”

Holmes testified in the probe that U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon SondlandGordon SondlandWhite House withdraws nomination for Pentagon budget chief who questioned Ukraine aid hold Juan Williams: Will the GOP ever curb Trump? House wants documents on McEntee's security clearances MORE told him that Sondland specifically mentioned the the “Biden investigation.” 

Schiff's Intelligence panel this week released its report on the impeachment probe which found that Trump abused the power of his office.

House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiSunday shows preview: Lawmakers, state governors talk coronavirus, stimulus package and resources as pandemic rages on Attacking the Affordable Care Act in the time of COVID-19 DC argues it is shortchanged by coronavirus relief bill MORE (D-Calif.) said Thursday that she was "asking our chairmen to proceed with articles of impeachment" into Trump.  

Trump has denied wrongdoing and blasted the impeachment inquiry as a "witch hunt."