Headline RoundupMay 15th, 2020

Russia Investigation Transcripts Revealed; Schiff Criticized for Apparent Falsehoods

Summary from the AllSides News Team

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.

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