By Monica Showalter
Adam Schiff, the fanatic who from the begining launched probe after probe of President Trump, is about to see the 2017-2018 Russia collusion transcripts he’s been sitting on all these months released to the public, all 6,000 pages, with 73 witnesses stating there was no Russian collusion in 53 transcripts. National Intelligence Director Richard Grenell did the job Schiff wouldn’t do, releasing the transcripts, and now Schiff is expected to be looking more bug-eyed than usual.
According to Fox News:
Transcripts of House Intelligence Committee interviews that have been cleared for release show top law enforcement and intelligence officials affirming they had no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election, senior administration and intelligence community officials told Fox News on Wednesday.
This would align with the results of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation — which found no evidence of illegal or criminal coordination between President Trump, the Trump campaign and Russia in 2016 — but the numerous transcribed interviews could raise further questions about committee Chairman Adam Schiff’s past statements saying that there was “direct evidence” of collusion.“Schiff is in panic mode,” a senior administration official told Fox News.
Those would be the original Russia collusion transcripts, released after a House investigation he called for, after claiming he had proof positive that President Trump colluded with the Russians to steal the election from Hillary Clinton.
Schiff, recall, had been making statements like this to a fawning press in 2017:
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., the Ranking Member on the committee, was asked by Chuck Todd on “Meet The Press Daily” whether or not he only has a circumstantial case.”Actually no, Chuck,” he said. “I can tell you that the case is more than that and I can’t go into the particulars, but there is more than circumstantial evidence now.”
Schiff later claimed he had “direct evidence” of collusion in fact, stating in 2019:
“I think there is direct evidence in the emails from the Russians through their intermediary offering dirt on Hillary Clinton as part of what is described in writing as the Russian government effort to help elect Donald Trump,” Schiff said during an appearance on Sunday on CBS’ “Face The Nation.”Schiff added: “They offer that dirt. There is an acceptance of that offer in writing from the president’s son, Don Jr., and there is overt acts and furtherance of that… That to me is direct evidence.”
And this drumbeat of fanciful claims that the transcripts would indicate he knew was false expose him now as telling “lie after lie after lie” as House ranking intelligence committee member Devin Nunes put it. “Look for witnesses who were not so truthful,” he told Fox Business. If so, there must be some doozies.
As for Schiff, it was all about covering up the evidence and then lying about it to the fawning media. He told lies all right, and the bad part was they had consequences. Schiff’s claims were among the reasons why a naive attorney general, Jeff Sessions, went ahead and appointed a Special Counsel to investigate President Trump, which, as with the congressional investigation, came up empty. Maybe if those 73 interviews in those 53 transcripts had been out there, they’d all have known this was bogus information before wasting all those millions to come up empty too.
Now it’s Schiff’s turn on the hot seat. Which is appropriate, given that he’s the principle liar. The emperor of collusion is about to be exposed as having no clothes and it’s not going to be a pretty picture.