Schiff Claims Ignorance of FISA Abuses, Nunes Shreds Him With Facts in Brilliant Letter, 'You Are in Need of Rehab'

Adam Schiff and Devin Nunes

Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff, D-Calif., left, listens as tracking member rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., questions former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch at the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)


Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) was on Fox on Sunday with Chris Wallace trying to spin both impeachment and the very damaging IG report.

He did a horrible job, squirming, trying to justify impeachment, as we reported earlier.

But his effort to explain his past lies about FISA abuse and the Steele dossier also failed big time.

Schiff refused to admit that he was wrong when he claimed that there hadn’t been FISA abuse against the Trump team.

He refused to do so, saying he was “willing to admit that the inspector general found serious abuses of FISA that I was unaware of.”

He claimed that he was unaware of the abuse listed in the IG report.

“I think it’s only fair to judge what we knew at the time, not what would be revealed two years later,” he contended. “But yes, there were very serious abuses of the FISA process. They need to be corrected, we need to make sure they never happen again.”

The problem, of course, with this position is that once again, it’s a lie.

Brit Hume put it succinctly, calling Schiff’s defense of ignorance “bunk.”


Not only did he know, he castigated and led the media against the efforts of Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) to try to expose it all.

Nunes wasn’t having any of it and he dropped an open letter to Schiff which he shared with everyone on Twitter, listing just a short list of highlights of false things Schiff had claimed in his prior memo defending the FBI and the FISA actions. It could have been a lot more, Nunes said, but then it would have been an “extremely long letter.” “You are in need of rehabilitation,” Nunes declared.

From Fox News:

Nunes recognized Schiff’s acknowledgment of the “issues and errors” described in Horowitz’s report, but said that his opposition to concerns raised by Attorney General Bill Barr and Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham — who is conducting a broader probe of the Russia investigation’s origins — “makes it clear your rehabilitation will be a long, arduous process.”

Nunes cited Schiff’s failure to use his committee to conduct proper oversight while using it “as a launching pad to impeach the president for issues that have no intelligence component at all.” He accused him of “hijacking” the committee, claiming, “As part of your rehabilitation, it’s crucial that you admit you have a problem.”


But Nunes said he would be willing to work closely with Schiff on his rehabilitation program.

Boom. Absolutely perfect.


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