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Why Congressman Adam Schiff is pressing on even though he is still getting death threats

Earlier today, California Congressman Adam Schiff, a Democrat and member of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, told NPR in a pointed interview that a court filing claiming there’s evidence that former President Donald Trump broke the law in his attempt to impact the 2020 election results should interest Attorney General Merrick Garland.

Schiff’s profile was raised significantly when he acted as one of the House impeachment managers in the first impeachment trial of Trump. That led to praise for Schiff by many — and also the possibility of a run for higher office. But it also brought attacks on social media and death threats from Trump supporters.

Schiff wrote about some of those experiences — and his concerns about the future of American democracy — in the book, "Midnight in Washington: How We Almost Lost Our Democracy and Still Could."

The Show  spoke with Schiff and began the conversation by asking whether Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has isolated Russian President Vladimir Putin and former President Trump.

Schiff will also be taking part in a virtual event with Changing Hands Bookstore on March 3 at 7 p.m.

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Steve Goldstein was a host at KJZZ from 1997 to 2022.