Adam Schiff Says Russia, Not China, is Influencing the 2020 US Election
Schiff focused on Russia while ignoring China and Iran
Democratic House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff responded to threats from Russia, China, and Iran on the 2020 US election, arguing the CCP only had "preference," but Russia is "engaged in actions."
Following the news of National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) Director William Evanina’s statement, who outlined the threats from the three countries, Schiff focused on Russia while ignoring China and Iran.
During Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Last Word," Schiff said:
“These three actors are not the same in terms of their intentions, in terms of their actions, in terms of their capabilities."
"But, you know, clearly, the administration is trying to push out this line that China is the only concern, but if you look carefully at the statement that the ODNI issued today, it says China has a preference, but Russia is engaged in actions," Schiff claimed.
"And I think that the intelligence community needs to be more explicit about this, and it can do so without compromising sources and methods," he added.
"But clearly, the president wishes to blind himself and blind the country to what Russia is doing and indeed, at that same press conference today, when he was confronted with the intelligence community saying Russia is interfering to denigrate his opponent."
"He expressed disbelief and said he doesn’t care what anybody says.”
Schiff last year falsely claimed President Donald Trump colluded with Russia, and his tweets still remain intact with no warning despite being disproven a year ago.
Here’s where we begin our investigation into Russian interference – with circumstantial evidence of collusion & direct evidence of deception pic.twitter.com/1tobpyCjkj— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) March 19, 2017
No, Mr. President. The Special Counsel’s indictment states no conclusion on issue of collusion or electoral impact of Russian interference on the election. The former is under investigation and latter is beyond their scope. https://t.co/AMktnbeQrk— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) February 16, 2018
Schiff had famously misled the media for years about whether there was, in fact, evidence of “Russian collusion."
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report stated at the time:
“The investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.”
Last month, fellow Democrat, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, praised China, claiming the communist country is “growing into a respectable nation."
While ignoring the fact that China was responsible for the deadly coronavirus outbreak, likely originating from a laboratory in Wuhan and devastating the world's economy, the Democrat said the country had "pulled tens of millions of people out of poverty.”
“We hold China as a potential trading partner, as a country that has pulled tens of millions of people out of poverty in a short period of time, and as a country growing into a respectable nation amongst other nations,” Feinstein said.