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Adam Schiff: There's Still 'Significant Evidence' That President Donald Trump Colluded With Russia
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=50432"><span class="small">Sam Brodey, The Daily Beast</span></a>   
Sunday, 24 March 2019 13:31

Brodey writes: "As Congress waits for Attorney General William Barr to communicate the findings of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, on Sunday morning a key Democratic lawmaker insisted there remains 'significant evidence' that President Donald Trump colluded with Russian agents during the 2016 campaign."

Adam Schiff. (photo: David Butow / Redux)
Adam Schiff. (photo: David Butow / Redux)


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Adam Schiff: There's Still 'Significant Evidence' That President Donald Trump Colluded With Russia

By Sam Brodey, The Daily Beast

24 March 19


Though there are no more indictments coming, Schiff maintained that impeachment remains on the table if the report indicates criminal activity on the part of the president.

s Congress waits for Attorney General William Barr to communicate the findings of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, on Sunday morning a key Democratic lawmaker insisted there remains “significant evidence” that President Donald Trump colluded with Russian agents during the 2016 campaign.

Barr was seen leaving his home this morning around 9:30 a.m. and speculation continued Sunday about when Barr would release contents of the report to Congress and the public.

While the contents of Mueller’s report are not known yet, reporting has confirmed that he is not recommending any additional indictments— prompting Trump allies to begin framing it as a vindication of the president.

But Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), chair of the House Intelligence Committee, said on ABC’s “This Week” that’s not the case. “There's a difference between compelling evidence of collusion and whether the special counsel concludes that he can prove beyond a reasonable doubt the criminal charge of conspiracy,” he said.

Schiff maintained that impeachment remains on the table if the report indicates criminal activity on the part of the president. “Congress would need to consider that remedy if indictment is foreclosed,” he said.

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), also indicated that Mueller’s report is a starting point for a broader investigation of Trump that does not only involve questions of criminality, but protection of the rule of law.

Mueller, Nadler said, “is looking only at crimes… We have to look broader.”

Both chairmen called for the special counsel’s report to be released to the public as soon as possible. Nadler said on CNN that his committee would issue a subpoena to compel the report’s release and then sue if necessary. Asked if he would take it to the Supreme Court, Nadler replied “absolutely.”

Republicans took a victory lap as their Democratic colleagues plotted the next steps of Trump investigations. The top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), said on Fox News Sunday that Democrats are dismayed because “the president has been proven right.”

He also said that it is not the Department of Justice’s role to turn over information to lawmakers to fuel further investigations of the president.

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-9 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2019-03-24 15:23
Poor Adam Schiff. He's said about 20 times on national TV that he has personally seen direct evidence proving that Trump knowingly conspired with Russia to rig the 2016 election. Now Mueller has said that there is no such evidence. Here is the NY Times from today.


"WASHINGTON — The investigation led by Robert S. Mueller III found that neither President Trump nor any of his aides conspired or coordinated with the Russian government’s 2016 election interference, according to a summary of the special counsel’s findings made public on Sunday by Attorney General William Barr."


What is Schiff going to do now? He's standing there naked with egg all over his face. Clearly, he lied to the media more than 20 times.

Mark Warner is even worse. He said Mueller had let him in on secret evidence proving Trump's complicity with Putin.

Will these congressional witch hunters now come clean and admit they were lying all along. Trump never admits he has lied so I don't expect any mea culpas from the witch hunters. They and Trump are all the same. Liars.
 
 
-2 # revhen 2019-03-25 07:57
Didn't we all see and hear Trump requesting damaging information from Russia concerning H. Clinton and did he not get it? This is not considered cooperation with a foreign country during a political campaign? What's to stop a candidate or even sitting government leader publicly asking a foreign government to get rid of a pesky opponent and seeing it succeed with impunity for the asker?
 
 
-2 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2019-03-25 14:05
rev -- where did you hear that. Trump made a joke in one of the debates. He called for Russia to send out Hillary's 30,000 emails. Those emails never showed up anywhere. They were deleted from her server by CrowdStrike.

A joke is not illegal. I think foreign governments pass along damaging information to the US government all the time. that's what the "Five Eyes" group is designed to do.

However, there are campaign laws that might make this illegal. The Hillary campaign did work with the Ukrainian government to release false information about Manafort. He had to resign because of this false information.
 
 
0 # Moxa 2019-03-25 22:05
All you people with the ever ready thumbs down. No one considers Trump innocent, when it comes to his lifetime criminal behavior. But Mueller has spent over two years looking at all evidence of collusion, and couldn't find any. Let us not forget that the purpose of the investigation was to uncover collusion with Russia to tilt the election in Trump's favor. He couldn't find any. So give it a rest. And don't protest that the investigation was about something else Trump might have done. The so-called "left" media have been pushing collusion for years and have come up with nothing.

What they HAVE done is to prove Trump right. Not only is he innocent of collusion but the Dems are guilty of persecuting him. That can only work in Trump's favor. Thanks, Democrats, for getting this so wrong.

Just because Trump is a menace, it does not necessarily follow that everything terrible you can pin on him is true.

This blunder will give Trump much to gloat about. We should be all about electing Bernie Sanders, the real counter to Trump, rather than constantly reiterating that Trump is a menace.
 
 
+5 # DongiC 2019-03-25 05:09
Rep. Doug Collins is dead wrong. The D. of J has the duty, in an impeachment case, of turning over to Congress important information. Although there is the principle of separation of powers, we are still one government united by a fundamental respect for law. The Republicans for the most part have backed Trump's disrespect for law. Our Republic is thus imperiled. A continuation of present Republican attitudes will doom our way of life and write a sad end to a very noble experiment. I hope this does not happen.
 
 
-4 # Anne Frank 2019-03-25 09:38
Schiff and Brodey rave that Trump somehow "colluded" with Russia, but Trump has proven himself the craven sock puppet of Israel, yet gets not a bark from Schiff and Brodey, with the rest of the deep state media watchdogs. Follow the money.