Russiagate pusher Adam Schiff tries distance himself from the wretched Steele Dossier he promoted

House Intelligence Committee head Rep Adam Schiff (D-CA) was quick to spin the Russiagate narrative after arrest of one of the main sources of the scandal, exposing moreover a massive hypocrisy.

Schiff acknowledged that anyone who lied to the FBI and former British spy Christopher Steele should being prosecuted during an apparition on Tuesday on The View, where Donald Trump’s was grilled former vice secretary of state Morgan Ortagus over his role in the ever-metastatic Russiagate scandal. However, the California Democrat managed to evade further questions along that line with a bit of whataboutism, indicating out former the president’s forgiveness of several cabinet officials who had been – in of the former president eyes – unjustly imprisoned.

The former deputy secretary of state Morgan Ortagus attempted to nail Schiff over his responsibilities for pounce on the fabricated documents that make up the dossier, including the infamous “peepee tape”, which has actually been shown to be made up out of whole cloth with the arrest of the primary source of the infamous Steele dossier, Igor Danchenko.



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You defended, promoted, you even read in the congress record the Steele dossier“, Observed Ortagus, asking if he had”any reflections on [his] role” in pushing the false report.

But Schiff repeatedly insisted there was “no way we could know”That the Steele dossier was false, even if most of the reporters who received the report commissioned by Hillary Clinton campaign Fusion GPS associates were suspicious and decided not to publish. It was only after Buzzfeed News finally decided to do it run with the story which exploded to dominate the news, casting a shadow over The entire presidential of Trump term.

Schiff made his television appearance just a few days later Igor Danchenko, the primary source for the infamous dossier whose stories allowed rogue US intelligence agencies to issue plus Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants against trump campaign employees, was arrested for lying to the FBI. Danchenko did not lie just once, but five times, according to the unsealed indictment last Thursday.



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Schiff, however, repeatedly attempted to divert Ortagus’s attention by changing the subject to the Republicans in The Trump camp who had been incarcerated – however short – for presumably by lying to the FBI.

Nobody of what a grave fault it is in whatever way decreased from fact That people lied to Christopher Steele“Schiff insisted, referring to the discredited roles of the former president in trying to rig up the 2016 and 2020 elections and launch a “insurrection” back in January. Ortagus agreed, noting that in indeed it was Schiff’s credibility that was damaged instead.

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