Representative Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, rebuked President Trump’s recent assessment that the committee had wrapped up there their investigation into the possible collusion between his campaign and Russia.
“Mr. President, the Committee reached no such conclusion — only Republicans. In fact, we did find evidence of collusion, despite GOP members being more interested in protecting you than learning the truth. When accusing others of lying, best not to misrepresent facts yourself,” Schiff tweeted.
Schiff’s tweet followed after Trump declared that the committee had found “no collusion between Russia and the Trump Campaign.”
Mr. President, the Committee reached no such conclusion — only Republicans. In fact, we did find evidence of collusion, despite GOP members being more interested in protecting you than learning the truth. When accusing others of lying, best not to misrepresent facts yourself. https://t.co/fIuKPGyEN1
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) March 17, 2018
This Monday, the committee completed interviewing witnesses for it’s investigation into the possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign during the 2016 elections.
After concluding the interviews, committee member Representative Mike Conaway declared that the panel’s final report would contrast the intelligence community’s discoveries that Russia sought to meddle in the 2016 election on the behalf of Trump. The decision was met with splitting reactions among committee Republicans.
Democrats on the committee lashed out against their Republican counterparts, accusing them of purposely ending the investigation early.
“Sadly, from a very early point in the investigation, the chairman made the decision that his mission was not to find out what Russia did, not to determine the role of U.S. persons, but rather to endeavor to distract the public, to put the government on trial,” Schiff said earlier in the week.
The heated arguements between Trump and Schiff follow after Attorney General Jeff Sessions came forth this Friday to announce that he had fired the No. 2 official at the FBI, Andrew McCabe.
As the House Intelligence Committee has concluded, there was no collusion between Russia and the Trump Campaign. As many are now finding out, however, there was tremendous leaking, lying and corruption at the highest levels of the FBI, Justice & State. #DrainTheSwamp
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2018