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Adam Schiff: Evidence of Trump-Russia Collusion 'in Plain Sight,' Says Senior Democrat
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=47958"><span class="small">Clark Mindock, The Independent</span></a>   
Monday, 18 February 2019 14:15

Mindock writes: "Representative Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said there was 'pretty compelling evidence' that there was some form of collusion during that election."

Adam Schiff. (photo: Getty Images)
Adam Schiff. (photo: Getty Images)

Adam Schiff: Evidence of Trump-Russia Collusion 'in Plain Sight,' Says Senior Democrat

By Clark Mindock, The Independent

18 February 19

Republicans say their investigation in Senate has unearthed little concrete proof collusion took place

prominent Democrat leading the House investigation into potential collusion between Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia, is contradicting his Senate colleagues who say they have found no evidence of conspiracy.

Representative Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said there was “pretty compelling evidence” that there was some form of collusion during that election.

“You can see evidence in plain sight on the issue of collusion, pretty compelling evidence,” Mr Schiff said on Sunday. “Now there’s a difference between seeing evidence of collusion and being able to prove a criminal conspiracy beyond a reasonable doubt.”

The comments came after Senator Richard Burr — the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee — said that his committee doesn’t “have anything that would suggest there was collusion by the Trump campaign and Russia”.

Mr Schiff has pointed to several moments that could present evidence that Mr Trump’s campaign colluded.

One of those was a meeting between Trump campaign officials and prominent Russians in Trump Tower.

Another incident involved former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who spoke with former Russian Ambassador the the US Sergey Kislyak during the transition period. He then mislead officials about that contact.

Yet another incident includes communications between former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos and Russian-linked individuals.

“All of this is evidence of collusion,” Mr Schiff said. “And you either have to look the other way to say it isn’t, or you have to have a different word for it, because it is a corrupt dealing with a foreign adversary during a campaign.”

The House investigation was reopened this year after Democrats took control of the chamber from Republicans. That investigation is one of several looking into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, including the Senate investigation which is run by Republicans like Mr Burr.

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-1 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2019-02-19 08:45
If the three named "evidence" is all Schiff has, he really should pack up and go home.

1. The Trump Jr. meeting with attorney Veselnitskaya was a set up by Glenn Simpson of FusionGPS and MI6. All the people in the room other than the Trump staffers were there by invitation from Simpson or MI6. OK, they were Russians but that was the plan of the sting operation.

2. Papadopolous did not meet with any Russians. He met with two people working for MI6 who told him about Russians. He was baited into meeting these people in a sting operation similar to the Trump, Jr. meeting. Mifsud claimed to have Putin's niece for him to meet but that was a fraud.

Flynn's job was to contract foreign ambassadors.

Collusion needs to have some purpose or outcome. The only thing in "plain sight" here is a political dirty tricks project planned and carried out by MI6, CIA, FBI, FusionGPS, Orbis, Hakylut, and others in the spook world. I'm not even sure the Clinton campaign was involved. They were just the cover story.

I'm sure we will have to endure another two years of Adam Schiff beating this dead horse.
0 # chapdrum 2019-02-19 12:05
So if it's "in plain sight," what are the chances that Trump will be allowed to finish his term?
Based on evidence to date (including this), I'd say the chances are quite good.
0 # Anne Frank 2019-02-19 18:42
"because it is a corrupt dealing with a foreign adversary during a campaign.” Shiff gives away his agenda. Russia is an "adversary" only because Shiff and the rest of the deep state sycophants need to incite hate and fear in the tv-watching masses to keep paying the interest on the interest on the loans the federal government keeps making to fund more and more aggressive war and weapons of mass destruction. The Russians have made it abundantly obvious they would prefer cordial relations with the U.S.