Adam “Shifty” Schiff (D-CA), the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence committee is speaking out. As expected, he has a problem with Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) sharing information that indicates President Trump was correct in his assertion that Hussein Obama was wiretapping him. Nobody indicated a belief that Obama himself had climbed a pole [at least not an inanimate one of the telephone variety] with headphones on or gone into an FBI or CIA bunker and directed the operation himself. Still, that is the position that Schiff took for his latest shift and denial in the cover up and obstructions he’s managing for the corrupt Democrats.
After Nunes informed Speaker Ryan, the propaganda media and President Trump, he got together with the Democrat, which seems to have ruffled some of the bug-eyed peacock’s feathers. Shifty said on Wednesday that he has “grave concerns” over the way Chairman Nunes is handling the investigation. Of course he does; the truth is coming out, a situation Schiff was placed on the committee to prevent. He criticized Nunes for revealing to the public the fact that he had seen intelligence intercepts that verified that “incidental” information had been gathered on President-elect Trump and members of his team. The majority of the data was collected in the weeks between the election and inauguration, with none of it related to any of the phony Russian accusations.
Schiff complained in a statement, saying, “If accurate, this information should have been shared with members of the committee, but it has not been.” He called it a “profound irregularity” in how Nunes had handled the situation. Perhaps Chairman Nunes finds you profoundly untrustworthy, Shifty, in the Elijah Cummings mold of ranking committee members.
Congressman Schiff continued, “The Chairman also shared this information with the White House before providing it to the committee, another profound irregularity, given that the matter is currently under investigation. I have expressed my grave concerns with the Chairman that a credible investigation cannot be conducted this way.”
Schiff was then forced to admit that there are now visible, “credible” cracks in the validity of Democrat assertions that President Trump was just a hot-headed reactionary up too early on a Saturday morning, incorrect, and with no basis for his statements accusing his predecessor of wiretapping him. After making his announcement, Schiff admitted that President Trump was “to some degree” right about being surveilled by U.S. intelligence.
Schiff said, “I think the bottom line here is that … President Trump, to some degree, is right that he did end up in some intelligence reports, and I don’t think he knew about it. He later “clarified” that Trump is “not right” about the precise claim that former President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower. Clapper got away with lying about “not wittingly” collecting data, why shouldn’t every Democrat?
Word-parsing by Democrats is a sign that their lies are starting to catch up with them. If only President Trump had said “electronic surveillance” then everything would have been different. Sure, Obama had him surveilled, but wiretapping is old school. And likewise a ton of investigations of foreigners were authorized which just happened to be a great opportunity for listening in and later unmasking Trump team members. But Obama would never do anything that isn’t completely above board, that was all coincidence.
Rep Schiff acknowledged that, despite their unending flow of innuendos, the fact that the President and his aides were collected in a lawfully compiled intelligence report is proof they were likely not the subjects of surveillance. He said, “As to the substance of what the Chairman has alleged, if the information was lawfully gathered intelligence on foreign officials, that would mean that U.S. persons would not have been the subject of surveillance.” So then he wasn’t colluding with Russia, Shifty?
Schiff added, “In my conversation late this afternoon, the Chairman informed me that most of the names in the intercepted communications were in fact masked, but that he could still figure out the probable identity of the parties.” Schiff issued a backhanded demand for the information in Nunes’ possession, contending it was impossible for him to determine the validity of Rep Nunes’ remarks.
He said, “Because the committee has still not been provided the intercepts in the possession of the chairman, it is impossible to evaluate the chairman’s claims. It certainly does not suggest — in any way — that the President was wiretapped by his predecessor.” If it’s impossible for him to evaluate, how can he say what they do or don’t suggest?
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