During an interview on ABC’s This Week, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee investigating Trump and Russia, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), cut through the GOP Steele Dossier distraction in seconds with a single vital question.
Schiff: Most important question about the Trump dossier isn't who paid for it, but "how much of it is true." pic.twitter.com/YF8spCOush
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 29, 2017
Schiff said, “I certainly would have like to have known who paid for it earlier, but none the less, that’s just one factor to be considered. It doesn’t answer the ultimate question, which is how much of the work is accurate? How much of it is true? Any my colleagues don’t seem particularly interested in that question, but that is really the most important question for the American people is how much of this allegation that Christopher Steele makes and the reports that he hears are true about the Russian government wanting to help the Trump campaign? A lot of that has been corroborated.”
Trump and the Republicans want to talk about one part of the financing for the dossier, but notice that they have never disputed anything has been verified from the dossier. The sensational sexual allegations have not been verified, but Trump’s deep relationship with Russia and the Russians efforts to use Trump have.
Rep. Schiff has Republicans dead in the water. Why don’t they want to talk about the allegations of a Trump/Russia relationship and the two working together during the 2016 election? The answer to that question holds the truth that Trump and his party are trying to muddy and hide. Adam Schiff is effortlessly slicing through the distractions, and his efforts will eventually help to provide the truth that Trump is desperately trying to hide.
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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