The House Intelligence Committee chairman key talking point may be no longer valid
California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff has participated in hundreds of television interviews pushing the Russian collusion conspiracy.
In the wake of the final Mueller, testimony, which has been a disaster for the Democrats, Schiff’s key talking point may be no longer valid.
The House Intelligence Committee chairman has racked up 50 hours of media in 419 television interviews, all of which he pushed the notion that President Donald Trump colluded with the Russians.
“You can see evidence in plain sight on the issue of collusion — pretty compelling evidence,” Schiff told CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Even after former special counsel, Robert Mueller concluded there was no collusion; the congressman insisted this didn’t matter.
Schiff sais he had “trust in [Mueller’s] prosecutorial judgment … that doesn’t mean, of course, that there isn’t compelling and incriminating evidence that should be shared with the American people.”
Schiff frequently predicted that the release of the Mueller report would be a serendipitous moment for proving collusion.
But it never happened.
Not only did it never happen, but it damaged the credibility of the Democrat Party in the process.
According to The Daily Caller: But when Attorney General William Barr released a summary of the report that indicated there was no evidence of collusion, Schiff adjusted to insisting that Trump was guilty of obstruction of justice and that the Mueller report was an invitation to impeach the president.
From the RNC: “Since 1/23/17, Schiff has done 419 TV interviews totaling almost 50 hours (49:39:42 to be exact) pushing the Russia hoax”
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) July 24, 2019
He even said that Mueller had not proven the president innocent, apparently reversing the legal onus of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
While pushing for impeachment, Schiff didn’t hesitate to use Trump’s name to fundraise, sending an email that asked supporters to contribute to the “One-Term President Fund” designed to “kick Trump and his cronies out of office.”
On Wednesday Mueller testified before Congress — and, despite appearing confused or distracted at times, again confirmed that his team had found no evidence of Russian collusion.
Despite the final Mueller testimony being a disaster for the Democrats, with nothing revealed other than what was in the report, Schiff had other ideas.
“Disloyalty to country. Those are strong words, but how else are we to describe a presidential campaign which did not inform the authorities of a foreign offer of dirt on their opponent, which did not publicly shun it, or turn it away, but which instead invited it, encouraged it, and made full use of it?” Schiff said in his opening statement.
“That disloyalty may not have been criminal,” he continued.
That’s right Schiff.