Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Adam Schiff, who steered clear of Harvard Law drama, now at the center of impeachment inquiry

Adam Schiff, who steered clear of Harvard Law drama, now at the center of impeachment inquiry
When Representative Adam B. Schiff was a Harvard Law School student in the 1980s, the campus was bitterly divided. Student protests erupted over apartheid in South Africa, the lack of diversity on the faculty, and the long line of polarizing speakers who trooped through campus.

Schiff, however, seemed to steer clear of the drama, friends said. He advised incoming students, picked up campus speakers at Logan Airport, and played flag football on a B-League intramural team that notched an undefeated 8-0 season in 1984.

"There was nothing about his time on campus that led me to think that 'this was someone destined for politics,' " a former classmate wrote in an e-mail.

Now, Schiff has been thrust into the most contentious partisan debate in decades, as the Democratic congressman chosen to lead the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

Read the full story.
Six things to know about Adam Schiff (for example: He's from Mass.)

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