Americans have been dragged through 3 1/2 years of lies based on an attempted coup of a sitting President, that was perpetrated by elected Democrat lawmakers and promoted by their allies in the mainstream media. There is no telling how much the unwillingness of the Democrat Party leaders, the deep state, and the media have divided our nation over the fake Trump-Russia collusion narrative and the final cost to American taxpayers will prove to be astronomical. Is humiliating Adam Schiff and friends enough punishment for their crimes?
Only moments ago, President Trump tweeted an article from Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberley Strassel that exposes how Schiff knowingly lied to the American people about how he had proof that President Trump colluded with the Russians. All the while, the media willingly gave Rep. Adam Schiff the ability to lie on their networks and on the pages of their anti-Trump publications.
President Trump tweeted, “Shifty Schiff exposed!”
Shifty Schiff exposed! https://t.co/PmZ6uPc2LQ
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 13, 2020
Newly released documents show he knew all along that there was no proof of Russia-Trump collusion.
Kimberly Strassel on “Shifty Schiff” – Americans expect that politicians will lie, but sometimes the examples are so brazen that they deserve special notice. Newly released Congressional testimony shows that Adam Schiff spread falsehoods shamelessly about Russia and Donald Trump for three years even as his own committee gathered contrary evidence.
The House Intelligence Committee last week released 57 transcripts of interviews it conducted in its investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election. The committee probe started in January 2017 under then-Chair Devin Nunes and concluded in March 2018 with a report finding no evidence that the Trump campaign conspired with the Kremlin. Most of the transcripts were ready for release long ago, but Mr. Schiff oddly refused to release them after he became chairman in 2019. He only released them last week when the White House threatened to do it first.
Now we know why. From the earliest days of the collusion narrative, Mr. Schiff insisted that he had evidence proving the plot. In March 2017 on MSNBC, Mr. Schiff teased that he couldn’t “go into particulars, but there is more than circumstantial evidence now.”
In December 2017 he told CNN that collusion was a fact: “The Russians offered help, the campaign accepted help. The Russians gave help and the President made full use of that help.” In April 2018, Mr. Schiff released his response to Mr. Nunes’s report, stating that its finding of no collusion “was unsupported by the facts and the investigative record.”
Watch Fox News’ Ed Henry’s interview with Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY), where he shows clips of Schiff saying he has evidence of Trump colluding with Russians, and calls for Rep. Adam Schiff to resign.
None of this was true, and Mr. Schiff knew it. In July 2017, here’s what former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told Mr. Schiff and his colleagues: “I never saw any direct empirical evidence that the Trump campaign or someone in it was plotting/conspiring with the Russians to meddle with the election.” Three months later, former Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch agreed that while she’d seen “concerning” information, “I don’t recall anything being briefed up to me.” Former Deputy AG Sally Yates concurred several weeks later: “We were at the fact-gathering stage here, not the conclusion stage.”
He’s still making it up. Last week he said the transcripts contain “evidence of the Trump campaign’s efforts to invite, make use of, and cover-up Russia’s help in the 2016 presidential election.”
The question we’d ask our friends in the media is when are they going to stop playing the fool by putting him on the air? Mr. Schiff is a powerful figure with access to secrets that the rest of us don’t have and can’t check. He misled the country repeatedly on an issue that consumed American politics.