Trey Gowdy Names Reporters Who Helped Schiff Leak False Russia Hoax Claims
Former congressman exposes bad actors who helped 'peddle' Schiff's conspiracy
Former Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy has exposed a number of major news reporters who he says helped Democratic House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff leak false claims about President Trump colluding with Russia.
Gowdy, now a Fox News contributor, appeared on the network's "Sunday Morning Futures" over the weekend and began naming names of those in the press who helped Rep. Schiff (D-CA) "peddle" the Russia hoax.
Gowdy told host Maria Bartiromo exactly who received leaks from Schiff and reported on them as part of a disinformation campaign to keep the "Russian collusion" investigation alive.
The former South Carolina congressman “named some names” of reporters who spread the conspiracy claims for which Special Counsel Robert Mueller ultimately found no evidence to support.
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Mueller concluded in his 448-page final report, after 22-months of investigation costing tens of millions of tax dollars, that his team “did not find that the Trump campaign, or anyone associated with it, conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in these efforts, despite multiple efforts from Russian-affiliated individuals to assist the Trump campaign.”
According to Gowdy, Schiff's anti-Trump campaign that had helpers, and now he exposing who they were.
“You talk about the media having culpability in as well,” Bartiromo said to Gowdy.
“Name some names of these reporters out there, those media institutions that helped Adam Schiff peddle this ‘in plain sight collusion’ nonsense that he said for three years.”
“All, I hope you have a three-hour show,” said Gowdy.
“Let’s just start with Politico and anyone not named Rachael Bade — she was the only reporter that I dealt with that was fair.”
“Kyle Cheney is just an acolyte for Adam Schiff,” said Gowdy in reference to Politico congressional reporter.
“Manu Raju from CNN,” the former congressman added, referencing another senior congressional reporter.
“Nothing Schiff wanted out, made public, no leak was too low for Manu Raju and CNN.”
“Fill in the blank at The New York Times,” said Gowdy, essentially saying there was not a soul at the paper that wouldn’t happily carry the water.
Trey Gowdy said Friday he is ready to expose reporters who 'aided and abetted' Adam Schiff during Russia investigation. Today he told @MariaBartiromo that reporters at least two outlets -- CNN and Politico -- are among them. He names names. https://t.co/SdLnQj1oCF - @dcexaminer pic.twitter.com/0GhKe7Hxd7— Daniel Chaitin (@danielchaitin7) May 10, 2020
A perfect example of Manu Raju’s duplicitous complicity was highlighted by James Hasson on Twitter:
Several months after everyone told him under oath that there was no evidence: https://t.co/jEpOq6Mj9q— James Hasson (@JamesHasson20) May 10, 2020
While Mueller was slowly conducting his exhaustive investigation, House Intelligence Committee member and eventual chair Adam Schiff was repeatedly publicly claiming that there was conclusive evidence of the “collusion” claim.
Evidence of such claims he failed to produce and Mueller conclusively proved did not exist. (The Daily Caller documented over 400 times that Schiff pushed the claim.)
Though Schiff was the source of the Mueller-debunked claims, Gowdy and Fox host Maria Bartiromo pointed out during “Sunday Morning Futures” this weekend that the mainstream media is also culpable.
The anti-Trump media helped Schiff spread the conspiratorial narrative that the Trump campaign worked with the Russian government in order to “steal” the election from Hillary Clinton.
As noted by Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross, Schiff once cited the salacious widely debunked Steele dossier during a March 20, 2017 intelligence committee hearing, claiming Trump and Russia were involved in a “well-developed conspiracy of collusion.”
Schiff also infamously released a memo in February 2018 defending the FBI’s handling of the “dirty” dossier in initiating surveillance of Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
An investigation by the Justice Department inspector general found that the FBI heavily relied on the dossier, despite it being the result of opposition research funded by the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign and being unverified and highly dubious.