Adam Schiff's Hot Take on FISA Abuse Aged Horrifically

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., talks to reporters about the release by the White House of a transcript of a call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Voldymyr Zelenskiy, in which Trump is said to have pushed for Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his family, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Adam Schiff has managed to expose himself again. This time it’s regarding the IG report and the revealed FISA abuse committed against Carter Page.


If you’ll recall, well over a year ago, Schiff helped lead a counter-narrative against Devin Nunes, who had found evidence of the misconduct. Here’s what Schiff said at the time.

That has now been proven to be one of the worst aging political takes of the Trump era. Not only was it found the FBI didn’t act lawfully (evidence was illegally doctored), but there’s also wide-ranging proof that they didn’t act appropriately either, purposely lying to and misleading the FISA court.

At the time Schiff sent that tweet, we were in the midst of a public beatdown of Nunes for releasing his memo on the matter, which pointed out many of the details Horowitz has now confirmed. The media and many on the right rushed to bash the former Intel Chairman and laud Schiff’s counter-memo as factual. But based on the IG report, we now know the Schiff memo was full of outright lies, as Mollie Hemingway pointed out this morning.

The new inspector general report on FISA abuse settles the debate between Republicans and Democrats on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Both groups put out memos about the Department of Justice’s efforts to secure a warrant to wiretap Carter Page.

At the time of their release, the media praised Democrat Adam Schiff and his memo and vilified Republican Devin Nunes and his memo. Nearly two years later, the inspector general’s report vindicates the Nunes memo while showing that the Schiff memo was riddled with lies and false statements.


You can read my colleague streiff’s full write-up on the specific failures in the Schiff memo for more information.

In the end, it was Nunes who was vindicated and Schiff who is made to look like the liar he is (once again). You’d think at some point people would stop putting their credibly behind him, but in the world of always needing to scream orange man bad, being a glutton for punishment comes with the territory.


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