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|House Intel Committee Subpoenas Michael Flynn|
|[BREITBART] The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on Thursday subpoenaed retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and former Trump Deputy Campaign Manager Rick Gates for documents and testimony.|
Rep. (D-CA), the panel’s chairman, claims the pair have been uncooperative in Congress’s "oversight" investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
"As part of our oversight work, the House Intelligence Committee is continuing to examine the deep counterintelligence concerns raised in Special Counsel Mueller’s report, and that requires speaking directly with the fact witnesses," Schiff said in a statement. "Both Michael Flynn and Rick Gates were critical witnesses for Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation, but so far have refused to cooperate fully with Congress."
The Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, Democrat continued: "That’s simply unacceptable. The American people, and the Congress, deserve to hear directly from these two critical witnesses. We hope these witnesses come to recognize their cooperation as being with the United States, not merely the Department of Justice."
Flynn and Gates are to turn over documents to the committee by June 26th and sit for an interview, under oath, on July 10th, the subpoena states.
Flynn admitted to making false statements to the FBI regarding conversations he shared with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in 2017, while Gates pleaded guilty to false statements and conspiracy charges related to political consulting efforts he and onetime Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort undertook for Ukraine. The trio was charged as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into now-debunked collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia.
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|Nancy Pelosi needs to stop her endless war against Trump|
|[NYPOST] Chalk this one up to "everything is relative." Someone who admires and talks to her regularly assures me that, "She’s not one of the crazies."|
The praise, such as it was, aimed to persuade me that the Speaker is not off the rails like the Democratic lynch mob forming in the House.
That’s good to hear, but then why does Pelosi keep talking as if she’s in a banana republic? Doesn’t she realize she’s playing a dangerous game guaranteed to tear America further apart and spark a tit-for-tat escalation?
Twice in recent weeks she jacked up the temperature on the crazies’ obsession with impeaching President Trump. First she accused him of engaging in a criminal "coverup" and then said she didn’t favor impeachment, she favored putting Trump "in prison."
In neither case did Pelosi detail what crimes the president of the United States committed that constituted a coverup or would be worthy of prison. It’s also significant that she made both comments after the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report that found no collusion and offered no conclusion on obstruction, with the attorney general ruling that there was no obstruction.
So what the hell is she talking about?
The explanation makes sense only in the bizarro world of far-left politics in the age of Trump.
Conventional wisdom holds that Pelosi’s eruptions are tactical moves as she tries to resist rabid impeachment dogs like Reps. Jerry Nadler, and Adam Schiff.
The tortured explanation amounts to a claim that Pelosi is demonstrating she hates Trump more than anybody, but opposes impeachment only because most voters don’t want it.
As a result, she fears it will be a dead end for Dems because there is nothing close to a two-thirds majority in the GOP-led Senate needed for conviction and removal.
A failed impeachment, her argument goes, would re-elect Trump and let the GOP take back the House and hold the Senate. In plain English, the Dems would destroy themselves in a bid to destroy Trump.
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|Under CIA Chief Gina Haspel, an Intelligence Service Returns to the Shadows|
|Isn't that where it was supposed to be?|
[WSJ] At a gala dinner in February to raise funds for the families of Central Intelligence Agency officers killed in the line of duty, CIA Director Gina Haspel surprised her audience by delving into details of spycraft the agency has used to run agents on the streets of Moscow. But the crowd’s astonishment at the unusual revelation quickly evaporated when the spy chief confided that the material came from a journalist’s book.
After a year atop the CIA, Ms. Haspel is giving away few secrets. With a 35-year career in clandestine operations and a U.S. president who pounces when his spy chiefs contradict him publicly, she and her agency have adopted their lowest public profile in decades.
“She’s gone to ground,” said Mark Lowenthal, a former CIA official and staff director of the House Intelligence Committee. “It’s not going to be any good for her to be out there attracting lightning bolts.”
Interviews with nearly 20 current and former U.S. intelligence officials reveal a portrait of a CIA director who has been warmly received by the workforce she has spent her life among.
The CIA’s first female director since its 1947 founding, she has put in place her own leadership team—which also includes many women—and so far has avoided having President Trump’s political allies embedded in the agency’s senior ranks.
But if Ms. Haspel’s primary mission is overseeing a global spy agency charged with addressing threats ranging from terrorism to climate change, it sometimes seems her second priority is protecting the agency she has devoted her life to from the domestic threat of a toxic U.S. political culture.
“I think that she’s adopting a strategy much like [FBI Director] Chris Wray of keeping a lower profile, avoiding situations where she’s put in the position of publicly contradicting the president,” said Rep. Adam Schiff (D., Calif.), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, which oversees the CIA.
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|Schiff: Declassifying Crossfire Hurricane Data Is "Un-American"|
|[Hot Air] Transparency is un-American? Donald Trump’s executive order granting William Barr the authority to declassify evidence and documents related to the origins of Operation Crossfire Hurricane might present opportunities for reasonable criticism. A lack of patriotism would not be among those issues, and yet that’s where House Intelligence chair Adam Schiff immediately went:|
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|Adam Schiff: ‘Un-American’ for Trump to Investigate FBI|
|[BREITBART] Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), chairman of the House Intelligences Committee, is lashing out at President for directing Attorney General William Barr to declassify documents regarding the origins of the Obama Administration’s Russia investigation, claiming the order was "un-American."|
"While Trump stonewalls the public from learning the truth about his obstruction of justice, Trump and Barr conspire to weaponize law enforcement and classified information against their political enemies," Schiff wrote on Twitter Thursday evening.
"The coverup has entered a new and dangerous phase. This is un-American," he added.
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|Rep. Mark Meadows: Adam Schiff, Democrats are raging over 'information coming that will curl your hair'|
|[Washington Examiner] Rep. Mark Meadows said on Wednesday that Democrats are in a panic because "there is information coming that will curl your hair," referring to the expected declassification of key documents related to the Russia investigation.|
During an interview on Fox News, the North Carolina Republican said Democrats, and in particular House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, know that when these documents come out it will be trouble for them.
"There is information coming that will curl your hair. I can tell you that the reason why it is so visceral ‐ the response from the Democrats is so visceral right now ‐ is because they know, they've seen documents. Adam Schiff has seen documents that he knows will actually put the finger pointing back at him and his Democrat colleagues, not the president of the United States," he told host Sean Hannity.
Democrats in the House are engaged in a multi-pronged effort to investigate President Trump, his inner circle, and his finances. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, told Fox News on Tuesday that this is all a "coordinated effort to take down the president."
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|Will the Deep State Conspirators Ever Be Held Accountable?|
|[PJ] Democrats and their complicit media wildly overpromised on how damaging the Mueller report would be to President Trump. They paid a huge price when Mueller did not deliver. Collusion diehards like Adam Schiff and Jerrold Nadler look delusional with their ongoing search for something that never existed.|
The Deep State coup attempt stands busted cold, its perpetrators caught red-handed in unbelievable and un-American actions aimed at covering up Hillary Clinton’s inarguable illegalities and overturning an election whose result they could not abide.
For Trumpservatives the schadenfreude was sweet. But now, those vindicated supporters of the president must caution against being overpromised to themselves. To what extent, if any, will Russia-Gate actors like Lynch, Simpson, Brennan, Clapper, Comey, Strzok, Page and the rest be held accountable for their alleged criminality?
Fox News host Sean Hannity has led the charge against the Russian hoaxers and their plot to thwart the will of the national electorate. In a sane media landscape, he would win the Pulitzer Prize. As a regular aspect of his reportage, Hannity asks of his truth-seekers a question inquiring minds want definitively answered. To paraphrase, "Will Deep State bad actors be held accountable for what they have done?"
The answer, from Fourth Estate constitutionalists like Gregg Jarrett and Sara Carter, is always couched in a context of cautionary advisement: "They should," or, "If justice still exists in America, yes," or, the best conditional condemnation of all, "Put it this way, if you or I had done what (Hillary, Comey, Strzok, etc.) had done, yes, we would likely be looking at serious jail time."
Lying to a FISA court, destroying evidence, leaking classified information. These are but a minimal sampling of the alleged crimes and malefactions committed in the name of electing Clinton and usurping Trump’s ascendancy.
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|Schiff makes criminal referral to DOJ for Erik Prince|
|[Politico] House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Tuesday made a criminal referral to the Justice Department for Erik Prince based on evidence that "strongly indicates" the Trump ally lied to Congress.|
In a letter to Attorney General William Barr, Schiff claimed Prince, the billionaire founder of a military contracting firm, intentionally misled the House Intelligence Committee and impaired their probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Schiff wrote the publication of the Mueller report shed light on discrepancies between Prince's interview with the special counsel and his testimony before the committee in November 2017, when he denied he was attempting to establish a back channel between Russia and Trump during the president’s transition.
"Mr. Prince’s false statements hindered the Committee’s ability to fully understand and examine foreign efforts to undermine our political process and national security, develop appropriate legislative and policy remedies to counter future malign influence operations targeting campaigns and presidential transitions, and inform the American public, as appropriate," Schiff wrote in the letter.
Schiff highlighted six instances in which information revealed about Prince in the Mueller report diverged from his testimony before the committee. He homed in on Prince's meeting with a Russian banker who is reportedly close to Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Seychelles islands in January 2017, an encounter Prince later told congressional officials took place purely by chance.
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|Adam Schiff tiptoes away from demand for Trump impeachment|
|[NYPOST] Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), one of President Trump’s most relentless critics, is tiptoeing away from demanding his impeachment ‐ saying instead that it’s up to the nation to "vote his ass out of office."|
"I’m not there yet on impeachment," Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said Friday night on HBO’s "Real Time with Bill Maher."
"I may get there. [Trump] may get me there," Schiff added.
"At the end of the day, Bill, there’s only one way to deal with this problem, whether we impeach him or not. And that is to vote his ass out of office."
On Sunday, Schiff said he expected House Democrats to debate going forward on impeachment hearings, after party leaders came under pressure from progressives to do so ‐ even though Special Counsel Robert Mueller did not find evidence that Trump’s campaign had colluded with Russia, as Schiff had charged.
Mueller’s report came to no conclusion about allegations that Trump had obstructed his investigation, but Attorney General William Barr decided not to pursue indictments into the matter
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|Adam Schiff Not Terribly Interested In Finding Out If Steele Dossier Was Russian Misinformation|
|[Hot Air] Rep. Adam Schiff appeared on Fox News yesterday morning where he was asked about a recent report by the NY Times suggesting the Steele dossier may have become part of a Russian disinformation campaign. Specifically, the Times reported that Steele himself won’t rule out the possibility that Russia funneled information to him which then became part of the dossier and, from there, part of the years-long investigation into Russian collusion. As the Times pointed out last week, several of the most serious allegations, including that Trump had shared information with Russia over a period of eight years, were not found to have any support by Special Counsel Mueller. From the Daily Caller:|
The Intelligence Community knew the dossier was garbage, so they removed it from the National Intelligence Estimate and cleverly re-purposed it for political use.
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|Democrats to meet in the next few weeks to discuss impeachment of Trump, key lawmaker says|
|[Independent] House Democrats will hold a meeting to discuss whether to pursue impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump, a key lawmaker said on Sunday.|
House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff said on Fox News Sunday that the House Democratic caucus will meet in the coming weeks to discuss the matter.
"That’s going to be a very consequential decision and one that I’m going to reserve judgment on until we’ve had a chance to fully deliberate on it," Mr Schiff said.
In an appearance on ABC News’ "This Week," Mr Schiff also said that while the findings of the Mueller report are "serious and damning," he does not believe the Senate would convict Mr Trump if the House were to impeach him.
"Now, it may be that we undertake an impeachment nonetheless. I think what we are going to have to decide as a caucus is: What is the best thing for the country?" he said.
|House Intelligence Chairman Schiff May Lose Clearance & Chair - BINGO|
|[Townhall] Rep. Matt Gaetez (R-FL) on Wednesday filed a resolution to remove House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) from the Committee and revoke his security clearance.|
Gaetz appeared on Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight" to explain why he filed the resolution.
"I have filed legislation today, sent to the House, that Adam Schiff needs to be removed from the Intelligence Committee, because how are the rest of us supposed to be able to rely on a man, who you just showed, lied to the American people when he said that there was not spying? Or when he lied and said that there was actual evidence of collusion or clear evidence of collusion?" Gaetz began.
"If Adam Schiff is able to review covert operations and intelligence, and if we have to rely on his representation, our whole system is broken," Gaetez said. "It would be like putting Lori Loughlin in charge of the college board. It would be like putting Jussie Smollett in charge of the hate crime of the FBI."
Others, including the nine Republicans on the Intelligence Committee, have called on Schiff to resign.