Russia Investigation Transcripts Revealed; Schiff Criticized for Apparent Falsehoods

Headline Roundup May 14th, 2020

The House Intelligence Committee's newly released transcripts from its investigation of Russia's alleged 2016 election interference appear to indicate that Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) spread falsities about having evidence of purported collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump. The transcripts include evidence that Schiff was told by superiors and colleagues that no such proof existed; Schiff, the head of the House Intelligence Committee, was a prominent figure in the investigation and in the president's impeachment trial, and openly accused the president of working with Russia to allegedly gain an upper hand in 2016.

The transcripts' connections to Schiff have not been covered by any left-rated outlets and few center-rated outlets as of Thursday evening, while getting premium attention from many right-rated sources. Some left-rated outlets covered the transcripts, but very few, if any, mentioned Schiff explicity. Many right-rated outlets also noted that Schiff reportedly tried to stop the release of the transcripts last week; some right-rated voices were critical of other media outlets for not covering the story, and for purportedly enabling Schiff's supposed falsehoods. Updated 05/15/2020 at 9:21 a.m.

Russia Investigation Transcripts Revealed; Schiff Criticized for Apparent Falsehoods

From the Right
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OPINION

Last week, Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell forced Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff’s hand. If the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee didn’t release the transcripts of 53 interviews from the committee’s Russia collusion investigations, then he’d do it himself. The transcripts, many of them from nearly three years ago, were declassified and ready for public viewing since June.

As the grand impresario of collusion, Schiff has filled print and broadcast media since January 2017 claiming that he has seen “more than circumstantial evidence” of a Trump-Putin conspiracy. Obviously...

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From the Center
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ANALYSIS

Thursday night was the night when the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia investigation was finally released for the world to see. Those that have time reading through novel-length interview transcripts will find one clear thread — Hollywood Rep Adam Schiff had nothing on President Trump with regards to him or his campaign working in cahoots with Russia, or Russians, to beat Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2016.

The release came after the Department of Justice and Director of National Intelligence threw many buckets of cold water on the Russia investigation last week....

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From the Right
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National Security, Russia probe, Trump campaign
OPINION

Newly released documents show he knew all along that there was no proof of Russia-Trump collusion.

Americans expect that politicians will lie, but sometimes the examples are so brazen that they deserve special notice. Newly released Congressional testimony shows that Adam Schiff spread falsehoods shamelessly about Russia and Donald Trump for three years even as his own committee gathered contrary evidence.

The House Intelligence Committee last week released 57 transcripts of interviews it conducted in its investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election. The committee probe started in January...

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