To no one’s surprise in Washington, DC on Thursday, every Republican on the House Intelligence Committee demanded Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) resign his chairmanship. Schiff has repeated over and over claims of evidence of Trump-Russia collusion.
The Republicans’ letter to Schiff was signed by every Republican on the committee. In this extraordinary act, the lawmakers sharply criticized Schiff’s monotonous claims in the media that there was “more than circumstantial evidence” of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
No such evidenced has ever been brought forward, yet Schiff persists in his claims daily. His innuendo has badly crippled the credibility of the committee. Republican members repeated their demand in person during a testy hearing Thursday morning.
The letter said in part, “Your (Schiff) actions both past and present are incompatible with your duty as Chairman of this Committee. We (the Republican members) have no faith in your ability to discharge your duties in a manner consistent with your Constitutional responsibility and urge your immediate resignation as Chairman of this Committee.”
Adam Schiff Switches From Protecting Mueller
The move is almost without precedent. It comes after the conclusion of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. No evidence of collusion between Trump campaign members and Russia was uncovered concerning the 2016 presidential election. Schiff was not amused.
After the letter was released to the public, President Trump tweeted, “Congressman Adam Schiff, who spent two years knowingly and unlawfully lying and leaking, should be forced to resign from Congress!”
Schiff has overstepped his authority as the House Intelligence Chairman with his allegations that become more absurd by the day. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) lambasted Schiff on Thursday. He compared him to Hollywood conspiracy-director Oliver Stone.
Graham told the gathered media, “He’s getting into conspiracy land and he’s acting like an Oliver Stone type figure. That to me is not helpful to him but I’m not going to ask him to resign from Congress.”
Schiff continues to insist that the Mueller Report did not clear the people around Trump who he said were compromised by a hostile foreign power. Any sane observer would have to question Schiff’s obvious paranoia. The Mueller investigation he crowed about for so long had unlimited government funding and lasted two years.
Schiff Points To “Evidence”
Schiff quickly defended himself pointing to “evidence” of Russian hacking during the last presidential election. His claim is Russian operatives offered damaging information on Hillary Clinton and members of Trump’s campaign and family entertained meetings with Russians.
All of this is a figment of Schiff’s mind. But he insists, “You might think that’s okay that they lied about the meeting, I don’t think that’s okay.” Schiff had signed a letter on Monday with other fellow House members demanding the full Mueller report by April 2.
Schiff is largely responsible for the backlash of American people’s opinion. Even after a $20 million investigation, he refuses to move on. It is the epitome of chasing a ghost that simply is not there. Adam Schiff is fueled by blind hatred of the man who defeated his choice for presidential candidate. He’s doing it at the expense of all other business in Washington. Schiff isn’t alone, though. He is backed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Naturally House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) called the move to dump Adam Schiff “absolutely ridiculous.” She too wants to prolong the endless investigations into Trump until the 2020 election. But is this a good move for Democrats with the public outcry growing louder by the day?
Pathetically, a Pelosi aide said Adam Schiff was being attacked because he’s done “an outstanding job.” Uh huh.