Schiff drinks own kool-aid, insists Trump did collude with Russia in 2016

By Jen Krausz on
 January 30, 2023

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) appeared on CNN's State of the Union Sunday to insist that former President Donald Trump did collude with Russia in 2016, even though the investigation into his actions proved inconclusive.

Schiff said:

If you read the Mueller report, he makes clear in the first few pages of the report that he states no conclusion on whether Donald Trump or his campaign colluded with the Russians. But what he does find, and it is what we found in our investigation, that Donald Trump’s campaign manager was sharing internal campaign polling data and their strategy for key battleground states with an agent of Russian intelligence while that same unit of Russian intelligence was helping the Trump campaign, both with a hacking and a dumping operation, as well as a social media operation to elect Donald Trump. To most Americans, that is collusion.

Most of this has already been debunked, but apparently, Schiff didn't get the memo.

If it was so obvious, then Mueller would have come to very different conclusions than he did in his report. Still, he's not giving up his convictions even after being branded a liar by pretty much everyone.

"Whether it’s proof beyond a reasonable doubt to a crime of conspiracy, that’s what Bob Mueller was talking about. I’ve always distinguished between the two. Let me set the record straight. This is only one of a shifting series of rationalizations and pretexts that McCarthy is using,” he concluded.