Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) was reportedly grilled during an interview on Sunday about allegedly politicizing intelligence material for party benefit in the past.
Schiff was subject to the criticism during an interview with CNN’s “State of the Union” anchor Dana Bash about recently losing his seat on the House Intelligence committee.
“You said that there was direct evidence of the fact that Donald Trump colluded with Russia back in 2016. Special counsel Robert Mueller said in his report — quote — ‘The investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government,’ Republicans argue that’s proof that you used your position the Intelligence Committee to intentionally mislead Americans, which is why you should not be on that committee.” Bash said.
Schiff stated that the report did not mention that, instead revealing that then-candidate Donald Trump’s campaign manager allegedly exchanged internal campaign polling data with a Russian operative.
Bash reacted by citing another example that Republicans use to demonstrate their concerns about Schiff’s membership on the Intelligence Committee.
"Ahead of the first Trump impeachment, you said the committee had not spoken to a whistleblower. In fact, that turned out not to be true."