Democrats Adam Schiff and Pelosi Go on the Attack Against House Intelligence Chairman, Devin Nunes, for Press Release and Destroying the Panel’s “Credibility”
Representative Adam Schiff, who is the chief Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, blasted the Republican chairman of the committee. Schiff issued a statement that targeted Nunes over his claim agreeing that President Trump and/or his team were wiretapped. Here is his statement:
“This afternoon, Chairman Devin Nunes announced he had some form of intercepts revealing that lawfully gathered intelligence on foreign officials included information on U.S. persons, potentially including those associated with President Trump or the president himself. If accurate, this information should have been shared with members of the committee, but it has not been. Indeed, it appears that committee members only learned about this when the chairman discussed the matter this afternoon with the press. The chairman also shared this information with the White House before providing it to the committee, another profound irregularity, given that the matter is currently under investigation. I have expressed my grave concerns with the chairman that a credible investigation cannot be conducted this way.
“As to the substance of what the chairman has alleged, if the information was lawfully gathered intelligence on foreign officials, that would mean that U.S. persons would not have been the subject of surveillance. In my conversation late this afternoon, the chairman informed me that most of the names in the intercepted communications were in fact masked, but that he could still figure out the probable identity of the parties. Again, this does not indicate that there was any flaw in the procedures followed by the intelligence agencies. Moreover, the unmasking of a U.S. person’s name is fully appropriate when it is necessary to understand the context of collected foreign intelligence information.
“Because the committee has still not been provided the intercepts in the possession of the chairman, it is impossible to evaluate the chairman’s claims. It certainly does not suggest — in any way — that the president was wiretapped by his predecessor.”
While saying this, he completely goes off the deep end and talks about credibility of the committee while pushing the completely and repeatedly shown to be false claims of a Russia-Trump connection “hack” the elections in the United States.
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) March 22, 2017
In the video, Adam Schiff (D-CA) stated that when reviewing the evidence that he had, he disagreed with prior statements made by James Clapper that there was no collusion between Trump and Russia stating “reviewing the evidence that I have, I don’t think you can conclude that at all.”
He went on to say that not only is there a connection, but that there was “more than circumstantial evidence” of Trump-Russia collusion.
Finally, Chuck Todd of NBC asked him a direct, point blank question, “Have you have seen direct evidence of collusion?” leading Adam Schiff to respond by dodging the question, “I don’t want to go into specifics, but I will say that there is evidence, that is not circumstantial, and is very much worthy of investigation.”
This should tell anyone and everyone that the evidence is only circumstantial and without merit. If he will not answer a direct question like that and try to try Trump with the lesser crime of having a couple of friends talk to Russian individuals, there is no case.
Unfortunately, their Trump is a Russian agent talking points have led to the microscope to be put on the former Obama administration and it is showing actual wiretapping was going on. The “incidental” picking up of communications and disseminating them to the entire intelligence community with the unredacted names of those who were spied on with these wiretaps could lead to many of these Obama administration officials and many more in the intelligence community to prison.
Democrats like Pelosi and Schiff realized this, which is why Pelosi herself, not to be outdone by the panicking Adam Schiff, issued this press release:
“The unprecedented comments of Chairman Nunes are an act of diversion and desperation. The Chairman’s highly irregular conduct with the White House raises serious questions about his impartiality, especially given his history as part of the Trump Transition team. Abandoning any pretense of bipartisanship, Chairman Nunes raced to the White House and to the press to perpetuate the Trump Administration’s misinformation campaign.
“The unmasking of legally intercepted intelligence is often appropriate and necessary to understand the context of foreign intelligence information. Chairman Nunes’ actions are disrespectful of Ranking Member Schiff and the bipartisan membership of the Intel Committee. Republicans are grasping at straws because the FBI Director confirmed that President Obama did not wiretap President Trump, and affirmed an investigation of coordination between the Russians and individuals affiliated with the Trump campaign in the election.
“Chairman Nunes is deeply compromised, and he cannot possibly lead an honest investigation. Congress must create a comprehensive, independent, bipartisan commission to expose the full truth of the Trump-Russia connection.”
Someone kicked over the Trump-Russia Democrat anthill and they are both extremely enraged and grasping at straws to save the narrative. Devin Nunes better watch out or he will become a Russian agent himself. See the narrative start at the 11 o’clock news.
BREAKING: Nunes is saying that @POTUS has been DENIED “intelligence reports.” THE PRESIDENT IS NOT BEING GIVEN EVERYTHING.