Adam Schiff, a Democratic member of the House of Representatives from California, and former Intelligence Committee chairman, is accused of promoting and perpetuating the false narrative of collusion between Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia. Despite the lack of evidence supporting these claims, Schiff frequently touted the collusion allegations during congressional proceedings and in various media appearances.
The accusations against Schiff stem from his public statements and assertions that he had proof of collusion, as well as his denial of knowledge regarding the identity of the whistleblower who sparked the impeachment inquiry against President Trump. Critics argue that Schiff’s actions misled the American public and raised questions about his credibility and integrity, as well as attempted to undermine and smear the sitting President of the United States.
Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy expressed his concerns regarding Adam Schiff, questioning his credibility and suitability for Congress. McCarthy referred to Schiff’s previous statements where he claimed to possess evidence and denied knowledge of the whistleblower. McCarthy emphasized the impact of Schiff’s alleged lies on the American public, suggesting that it raises doubts about Schiff’s character and his continued presence in Congress, saying:
“It raises the question about Adam Schiff. Remember when Adam told the American public he had proof? Remember when he said he didn’t know the whistleblower?
“What he put America through when he openly lied to us, it raises questions about his character and whether he should be in Congress.”
According to Conservative Brief:
Throughout Trump’s presidency, Schiff frequently touted the collusion claim — during congressional proceedings and on various cable news outlets — but Durham’s findings completely refuted it.
“The big takeaway from the report is that the Obama-era FBI launched a full investigation of the Trump campaign, codenamed Crossfire Hurricane, in the summer of 2016 despite having zero evidence of any collusion between Trump and Russia.”
He noted further: “Not only that, but officials at the highest levels of the U.S. government, including President Obama, knew that the entire false narrative that Trump was colluding with Moscow was completely made up by the Clinton campaign in an effort to weaponize the federal government against Trump and distract from Hillary Clinton’s own email server scandal.”
Davidson said Durham’s investigation confirmed that “in August 2016, CIA Director John Brennan briefed Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, FBI Director James Comey, and other senior administration officials on what the report calls the ‘Clinton Plan intelligence,’ a scheme Clinton approved in July 2016 ‘to vilify Donald Trump by stirring up a scandal claiming interference by the Russian security services.”
The controversy surrounding Adam Schiff’s role in promoting the false narrative of collusion between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia has raised serious questions about his credibility and integrity. Despite the lack of evidence supporting these claims, Schiff repeatedly touted them during congressional proceedings and media appearances. His alleged lies and denial of crucial information, such as the identity of the whistleblower, have drawn criticism for misleading the American public and attempting to undermine the sitting President, Donald Trump.