It was recently reported that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff came under verbal assault this week by GOP lawmakers who have called him out for his continuous false claims regarding Donald Trump and so-called “Russian collusion.”
In an interview with Fox Business, host Elizabeth MacDonald asked North Carolina GOP Rep. Dan Bishop about the unverified and salacious anti-Trump dossier.
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“Democrat Adam Schiff saying that even though there are many discredited claims in the debunked Steele dossier, that the [Department of Justice Inspector General] and multiple experts have said this is totally false, he’s still thinking parts of it are trust trustworthy and going after Trump,” said MacDonald.
She then played a clip of Schiff’s appearance on CNN Wednesday with Wolf Blitzer, who reminded Schiff that much of what the dossier contained was unreliable BS.
“Do you worry, Congressman, that your credibility, other Democrats’ credibility could be hurt by that?” asked Blitzer.
“No,” Schiff said, before claiming, falsely, that the dossier played a “very limited role” in shaping the investigations into Trump. In fact, the FBI relied heavily on the dossier to obtain FISA warrants to spy on the 2016 Trump campaign.
“It doesn’t change the fact that the president’s son was secretly meeting in Trump Tower with the Russian delegation to get dirt on Hillary Clinton or that others in Trump orbit were also seeking the gain of the Russian hack of the Democratic Party,” Schiff said.
“The Steele dossier is a nice talking point for kind of right-wing pundits, but it’s a distraction from what we did learn. What we did learn was very damning of the former president, of the Russians, and his campaign,” he added.
“It doesn’t change Donald Trump’s corrupt behavior in 2016,” Schiff said in the clip before MacDonald brought in Bishop.