Wall Street Journal editorial exposes Adam Schiff

Even after revealing Schiff as a liar, the New York-based newspaper is unable to resist taking a parting jab at President Trump

Here’s the link to the editorial: “All the Adam Schiff Transcripts: Newly released documents show he knew all along that there was no proof of Russia-Trump collusion.”

SRAZ has previously covered Trump-hating, radical leftist, U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) with this Nov. 3, 2019 post:Adam Schiff’s multiple visits to Ed Buck’s sex, meth den.” It’s worth reviewing.

The WSJ is subscription only. For those who don’t subscribe, the editorial can be read here:

Americans expect that politicians will lie, but sometimes the examples are so brazen that they deserve special notice. Newly released Congressional testimony shows that Adam Schiff spread falsehoods shamelessly about Russia and Donald Trump for three years even as his own committee gathered contrary evidence.

The House Intelligence Committee last week released 57 transcripts of interviews it conducted in its investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election. The committee probe started in January 2017 under then-Chair Devin Nunes and concluded in March 2018 with a report finding no evidence that the Trump campaign conspired with the Kremlin. Most of the transcripts were ready for release long ago, but Mr. Schiff oddly refused to release them after he became chairman in 2019. He only released them last week when the White House threatened to do it first.

Now we know why. From the earliest days of the collusion narrative, Mr. Schiff insisted that he had evidence proving the plot. In March 2017 on MSNBC, Mr. Schiff teased that he couldn’t “go into particulars, but there is more than circumstantial evidence now.”

In December 2017 he told CNN that collusion was a fact: “The Russians offered help, the campaign accepted help. The Russians gave help and the President made full use of that help.” In April 2018, Mr. Schiff released his response to Mr. Nunes’s report, stating that its finding of no collusion “was unsupported by the facts and the investigative record.”

 None of this was true, and Mr. Schiff knew it. In July 2017, here’s what former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told Mr. Schiff and his colleagues: “I never saw any direct empirical evidence that the Trump campaign or someone in it was plotting/conspiring with the Russians to meddle with the election.” Three months later, former Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch agreed that while she’d seen “concerning” information, “I don’t recall anything being briefed up to me.” Former Deputy AG Sally Yates concurred several weeks later: “We were at the fact-gathering stage here, not the conclusion stage.”

 The same goes for the FBI agents who started the collusion probe in 2016. Most remarkable, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe admitted the bureau’s reason for opening the case was nonsense. Asked in December 2017 why the FBI obtained a secret surveillance warrant on former Trump aide Carter Page, rather than on George Papadopoulos (whose casual conversation with a foreign diplomat was the catalyst for the probe), Mr. McCabe responded: “Papadopoulos’ comment didn’t particularly indicate that he was the person that had had—that was interacting with the Russians.” No one else was either.

On it went, a parade of former Obama officials who declared under oath they’d seen no evidence of collusion or conspiracy—Susan Rice, Ben Rhodes, Samantha Power. Interviews with Trump campaign or Administration officials also yielded no collusion evidence. Mr. Schiff had access to these transcripts even as he claimed he had “ample” proof of collusion and wrote his false report.

He’s still making it up. Last week he said the transcripts contain “evidence of the Trump campaign’s efforts to invite, make use of, and cover up Russia’s help in the 2016 presidential election.”

The question we’d ask our friends in the media is when are they going to stop playing the fool by putting him on the air? Mr. Schiff is a powerful figure with access to secrets that the rest of us don’t have and can’t check. He misled the country repeatedly on an issue that consumed American politics.

President Trump often spreads falsehoods and invents facts, but at least he’s paid a price for it in media criticism and public mistrust. An industry of media fact checkers is dedicated to parsing his every word. As for Mr. Schiff, no one should ever believe another word he says.

7 Responses to Wall Street Journal editorial exposes Adam Schiff

  1. Trevor says:

    And what did John McCain know? He must be rolling in his grave over Tyler Bowyer winning the National Committeemen election.

    • Sam says:

      He did NOT die “on his own terms”.

    • Arizona Conservative Guy says:

      John McCain despised Pres. Trump, even disinviting him to his pre-planned funeral. It was meant as an insult, but I viewed it as an admission that he was beaten by businessman Trump, which was more than the liberal politician deceptively running as a Republican could tolerate after repeatedly running and losing.

      John McCain was a liar, a cheat and a near USNA flunkie, who owed his a career to being the son and grandson of Admirals, marrying beer heiress Cindy Hensley after dumping his first wife who waited for him, and having Cindy’s wealthy and well-connected father manipulate him into an East Valley single term congressional seat, which he then used as a launching pad to the U.S. Senate, where he preferred the company of open border fanatic Ted Kennedy, a drunk womanizer (who left aide Mary Jo Kopechne to drown as he saved himself and later concocted a story salable to his adoring cohorts in the media).

      Most importantly, lets not forget that it was the vengeful and jealous John McCain who hand carried the so-called Steele dossier (a lie filled hoax) to then-FBI Director James Comey, hoping it would bring down the Trump presidency. When his identity was revealed, his brazen quote was “I did it and would do it again. Anyone who doesn’t like it can go straight to hell.”

      https://www.foxnews.com/politics/i-would-do-it-again-mccain-writes-about-release-of-steele-dossier-to-fbi

  2. Sam says:

    Adam Schiff is heavily compromised. Owned.
    The Standard (hotel) in West Hollywood. His district. Complicit.

    If you ever wonder why Trey Gowdy, who has a brilliant legal mind, totally threw in the towel on the Bengazi hearings; if you wonder why Paul Ryan refused to do his job; why cocaine Mitch helps the opposition, and why Lindsey . . . .(well, you Know why he is the way he is), it’s because of this:

    Maxine Waters – January 2013, speaking of OBAMA.
    “The President has put in place an organization with the kind of database that no one has ever seen before in life, That’s going to be very, very powerful,

    That database will have information about everything on every individual on ways that it’s never been done before and whoever runs for President on the Democratic ticket has to deal with that. They’re going to go down with that database and the concerns of those people because they can’t get around it. And he’s [President Obama] been very smart. It’s very powerful what he’s leaving in place.”

    ——————
    Hey, AZ Gov Dunce Cap:
    Why did it take a conference call between Vice President Pence and the governors to Finally cause you to begin to test LTC facility patients and employees?

    Yes, Finally, you and sunshine decide to begin “surge testing”.

    Too late. It was obvious Months ago as to where the hotspots were.
    The first deaths were in a State of Washington LTC center.
    Life Care Center of Kirkland, WA.
    LIFE CARE, HOW IRONIC.

    ———————–
    Now, dictator of PA and his lovely transgender health director (who is a child psychologist), is sending out a tweet saying that no
    citizen of PA should be going hungry and here’s a list of where to find food. . . (linking to a list of food banks and farmers markets that accept WIC)

    ————————
    Gov. of WA is calling for All restaurants to ask for Identification from customers And take temperatures of customers and report this info to the State for use in future
    “contract tracing”.

    At this time, at this moment in history, you have a choice. We have “contract traced” for decades, especially as it pertains to tuberculosis and venereal disease. But never, ever taking identifying information from the masses, randomly.

    Please be cautious of what you subject yourself to.

    IT’S NOT ABOUT A VIRUS.
    IT’S ABOUT THE ELECTION.
    And, ultimately, about Your very existence.

    • Patriot Mom says:

      Sam, Your ominous warning makes perfect sense. I hope those reading this blog heed your advice and pass it along to others. This is not about conspiracy theories. It’s about our future and those of our children, theirs and future generations.. I will proudly cast my next presidential ballot for Donald Trump. So glad I did so in 2016. Trying to imagine the chaos if Hillary had been elected is more than I am willing to subject myself to.

      • Sam says:

        Some already know what was planned. Because it WAS planned. Obama had his marching orders to fire the patriotic US military officers; deny equipment for our military; stack the deck in the courts with biased judges; pave the way for socialized medicine; (the list is long as it pertains to domestic issues); strengthen our enemies with Billions in cash, and create ISIS (or, what he called ISIL).
        He created ISIS.
        (as a bonus, let’s ask Graham where the weapons and ammunition came from. Because the other guy is dead).

        HRC would have started a war with NoKo, is was planned.
        A war that we, being so weakened under Obama, would never have won.

        Good vs. Evil.

        They never planned that Anthony Weiner’s laptop would be seized by the NYPD. All those photos and videos that Huma uploaded. Crimes against humanity. Crimes against Children.
        Why do you think that so many of those who saw it are now dead?

        Please pray to God for Mercy.

    • Dennis O'Brien says:

      Death doesn’t confer sainthood on hateful wretches. John McCain was a vile man who knew no boundaries and was known for his vicious temper.

      I thank God for President Trump and his entire family, who have endured so much these past few years.