House Intelligence Committee ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) completely destroyed Trump’s attempt to distract from the Russia scandal during an interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell.
Schiff told Andrea Mitchell, “I remain convinced after seeing these materials after listening to agency heads and other witnesses; there is still no truth, no proof, no evidence what so ever to support the president’s accusations against his predecessor. I don’t think this is largely a White House effort to distract our attention and focus from that issue of collusion or coordination between the campaign and the Russian intervention in our election. There have been for quite some time civil libertarian concerns about incidental collection. I think they’re trying to exploit those concerns, and once again, just trying a personal attack on Susan Rice, which the Breitbart crowd always loves. It’s a tried and true formula to always go after Susan Rice, but we remain resolute with our focus on what matters most to the American people, and that’s getting to the bottom of the Russian intervention in our election and whether they had the help of people on the Trump campaign.”
Rep. Schiff has it nailed. The White House is going to pull from the Breitbart playbook and go full conspiracy theory with Susan Rice as their main shadowy figure. What the White House is trying to pull is an attempt to distract. It is nothing more. Incidental intelligence collection has nothing to do with whether or not the Trump campaign colluded with Russia. It is all a giant smokescreen to distract from the real issue.
Unfortunately for Trump Adam Schiff is not easily distracted, which is why he is the worst nightmare for an unpopular president who is going to extreme lengths to hide his Russia scandal.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a 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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