California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff will use any excuse to go after President Donald Trump.
Schiff was busted several times pushing false and overly sensationalized information about unproven Trump-Russia collusion for years, and now he’s apparently back to his own tricks.
According to a bombshell discovery by The Federalist, Schiff was briefed on the alleged “bounties” made on U.S. troops by Russia in Afghanistan.
The intelligence was briefed to Schiff’s staff during a congressional trip to Afghanistan in February.
The Federalist adds:
Schiff’s recent complaints that Trump took no action against Russia in response to rumors of Russian bounties are curious given that Schiff himself took no action after his top staff were briefed by intelligence officials. As chairman of the intelligence committee, Schiff had the authority to immediately brief the full committee and convene hearings on the matter. Schiff, however, did nothing. He did not brief his committee on the matter, nor did he brief the gang of 8, which consists of top congressional leadership in both chambers.
Schiff is demanding that the Trump administration brief all of Congress about the unverified allegations, yet he himself did not ask for a briefing of the Intelligence Committee following the February briefing of his own staff.
Why does this matter?
Last week, the New York Times published a report alleging that Russia offered to pay Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
Trump said “nobody briefed or told me,” Vice President Mike Pence or White House chief of staff Mark Meadows about the intelligence.
National Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe also denied Trump had been briefed.
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany also said in a statement Saturday that the president and other top officials were not “briefed on the alleged Russian bounty intelligence.”
And still, Democrats like Schiff are trying to launch a witch hunt “investigation” against Trump.
Schiff is prancing around and claiming that Trump is failing to do his job over a report that the president never saw and that the U.S. intel community says is not even credible.
And the cherry on top: Schiff was told about the same story in February, yet he apparently didn’t think it was a big deal to say or do anything about it until now.
When asked by a reporter Tuesday if he had any knowledge of the Russia story prior to the New York Times report, Schiff said: “I can’t comment on specifics.”
Last month, Fox News host Tucker Carlson had a viral segment where he said Schiff should resign over the “elaborate and intentional” Russia hoax that alleged that Trump and his campaign colluded with Russia to help him win the 2016 presidential election.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller found, after a lengthy investigation, that there was no evidence to support that theory.