Schiff: 'Too early' to tell if Trump impeachment warranted by Mueller report

Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffHillicon Valley: Hacker group targeted electric grid | House Democrats press CBP over facial recognition program | Senators offer bill to protect health data | Groups file FCC complaint over carriers' use of location data Hillicon Valley: Hacker group targeted electric grid | House Democrats press CBP over facial recognition program | Senators offer bill to protect health data | Groups file FCC complaint over carriers' use of location data Hillicon Valley: Tim Cook visits White House | House hearing grapples with deepfake threat | Bill, Melinda Gates launch lobbying group | Tech turns to K-Street in antitrust fight | Lawsuit poses major threat to T-Mobile, Sprint merger MORE (D-Calif.) on Sunday did not rule out impeaching President TrumpDonald John TrumpDC board rejects Trump Hotel effort to dismiss complaint seeking removal of liquor license on basis of Trump's 'character' DC board rejects Trump Hotel effort to dismiss complaint seeking removal of liquor license on basis of Trump's 'character' Mexico's immigration chief resigns amid US pressure over migrants MORE, saying Congress will "need to consider that remedy" if special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerKamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE's report contains "overwhelming evidence of criminality" on Trump's part.

Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, added during an interview on ABC's "This Week" that it is "too early to make those judgments."

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"It’s really too early to make those judgments. We need to see the report and then we’ll all have a factual basis. … In the absence of those facts, those judgments are impossible to make," he said.

Mueller, who was investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign, on Friday submitted a confidential report to Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrTrump rips Democrats for contempt vote: 'Republicans will remember' Trump rips Democrats for contempt vote: 'Republicans will remember' The Hill's Morning Report - Trump and House Democrats resume battle MORE, marking the end of his two-year probe. The report, which is not yet public, does not recommend additional indictments in the case.

Schiff told the San Francisco Chronicle on Friday that, barring a "bombshell" in the report, impeaching Trump should be off the table.

On Sunday, "This Week" host George Stephanopoulos noted that Mueller will not be recommending any future indictments and asked Schiff whether "no new indictments qualify as no bombshell."

"Not necessarily," Schiff responded, noting that it is Department of Justice policy not to indict a sitting president.

"And therefore there could be overwhelming evidence on the obstruction issue. And I don’t know that that’s the case. But if there were overwhelming evidence of criminality on the president’s part, then the Congress would need to consider that remedy if indictment is foreclosed," he added. 

Schiff also maintained that there is “significant evidence of collusion” between Trump and Russia regardless of Mueller's conclusions.

“There's a difference between compelling evidence of collusion and whether the special counsel concludes that he can prove beyond a reasonable doubt the criminal charge of conspiracy,” Schiff said on ABC.

-Updated 10:48 a.m.