Democrats Hire George Soros-Tied Investigator for Latest Trump-Russia Probe
Schiff adds to House Intelligence Committee's investigation into president's campaign
The Democrat-led House Intelligence Committee has hired an investigator with ties to liberal billionaire George Soros for the latest Trump-Russia probe.
As the Mueller probe begins to wind down after finding no evidence that Donald Trump's election campaign colluded with Russian agents, Democrats are now upping the ante on the latest series of "slow bleed" investigations into the president.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), who became chairmen of the committee after Democrats took back the House majority, has hired Daniel Goldman to be a senior adviser and lead the committee’s investigative operations as it continues its probe into the President Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia.
Goldman, an anti-Trump leftist who frequently appears as a legal analyst on NBC and MSNBC, worked as Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York from 2007 and 2017, according to his bio on the Brennan Center for Justice.
During one of Goldman's appearances on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, he declared that Trump had broken the law to get elected.
When Joe Scarborough asked Whether whether he believed President Trump can withstand the legal firestorm swirling around him, Goldman answered:
“We already now know that the president has committed a felony in order to obtain the office of the presidency."
Trump tweeted about the sweeping investigations House Democrats have launched since regaining control of the chamber in the midterm election.
The greatest overreach in the history of our Country. The Dems are obstructing justice and will not get anything done. A big, fat, fishing expedition desperately in search of a crime, when in fact the real crime is what the Dems are doing, and have done!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 5, 2019
According to Breitbart, Democratic Chairman Schiff also is adding another Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York in the committee’s investigation into President Trump.
Schiff tapped Daniel Noble, co-chief of the complex frauds and cybercrime unit at the Manhattan office, unnamed sources reportedly told Bloomberg News.
“They declined to be named because the move hasn’t been made public yet,” Bloomberg reported.
Noble, who has deep experience in cybercrime, worked with Soros-linked Goldman to convict Mikhail Zemlyansky in 2015 of racketeering, insurance fraud and securities fraud.
Zemlyansky ran a Russian-American criminal ring that perpetrated a $100 million no-fault auto scheme, according to prosecutors.
“Known as ‘Russian Mike,’ Zemlyansky is a Ukrainian native. His 36-person ring mainly comprised of people of Russian-American descent," insurancefraud.org reported.
"They included ten doctors and three lawyers who sold out their professions for lucrative bribes to rubber-stamp bogus crash treatments and claims."
Schiff’s investigations of Trump are not limited to his committee chairmanship.
On Thursday he reintroduced legislation that would alert Congress if the president pardons any individuals tied to investigations into himself or family members, according to the Hill.
“While Schiff introduced the legislation last year, his new push comes amid reports that representatives for Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, may have spoken about a pardon with attorneys for the president,” the Hill reported.
“The President has a broad power to confer pardons, but not when they are designed to insulate himself, his family and his associates from criminal investigation,” Schiff said in a statement about the Abuse of the Pardon Prevention Act.
”Such an abuse of the pardon power would amount to obstruction of justice and is not countenanced by the constitution.”