House Intelligence Committee ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) caught the Trump White House red-handed engaging in the Russia cover-up when he went to the White House to view documents.
CNN State Of The Union host Jake Tapper asked Schiff about the documents that he viewed at the White House.
The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee answered, “The most important thing people need to know about these documents is not classified, and it’s a couple things. First, the Deputy Assistant to the White House informed me when I went to see them that these are exactly the same materials that were shown to the Chairman. Now, this is a very interesting point. How does the White House know that these are the same materials that were shown to the Chairman if the White House wasn’t aware of what the Chairman was being shown? And the second point that was made to me, and this was also underscored by Sean Spicer, and that is it was told to me by the Deputy Assistant that these materials were produced in the ordinary course of business.
Well, the question for the White House and Mr. Spicer is, the ordinary course of whose business? Because if these were produced for or by the White House, then why all the subterfuge? There’s nothing ordinary about the process that was used here at all.
And Jake, I think the answer may come from the President himself. You can say a lot of things about the President, but one thing you can not say is he’s not subtle, and I think his tweets tell the story. And the story is, look over there at leaks, and look over there at anything we can claim that the Obama administration did wrong on incidental collection or anything else, but whatever you do, under no circumstances look here at me or at Russia. I think that’s really what’s going on.
Rep. Schiff caught the White House red-handed in their cover-up. The lesson here for Trump is that he and his White House should never have tried to BS a former prosecutor. Schiff is smarter than this White House, and he is not going to stop coming after them in this investigation.
The White House official that tried to smokescreen Schiff made a huge mistake that ended up adding evidence to claim that the Trump administration is trying to cover-up the Russia scandal.
Adam Schiff isn’t falling for the White House’s attempts at misdirection and that could be really bad news for the political future of Donald Trump.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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