Transcripts Expose Schiff Lies

PUBLISHED: 1:00 PM 8 May 2020
UPDATED: 5:01 PM 8 May 2020

Transcripts Finally Released: No Evidence Of Collusion, Plenty Of Evidence Of Corruption

After the evidence has been released showing absolutely no collusion, Adam Schiff is apparently still trying to force feed Americans lies, claiming that the Trump administration “invited” Russian help.

Busted as a liar, but Schiff is still claiming the same tired old debunked lies. (Source: Fox News YouTube Screenshot)

Adam Schiff was forced (despite backroom deals to keep them secret) to release the witness transcripts from the ‘Russian investigation’ last night, and while doing so, still unbelievably claimed that the Trump administration was guilty of “misconduct.”

Actually, the transcripts show ZERO misconduct on the part of the Trump team, but plenty of evidence of the illegal corruption of the Obama administration, Schiff, and others.

Fox News reported:

The House Intelligence Committee on Thursday released transcripts of interviews conducted by the panel during its Russia probe in 2017 and 2018 — amid demands by Republicans to make them public after being cleared by the intelligence community.

The committee, led by California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, publicly released 57 transcripts, as well as additional material, from the committee’s investigation.

In a statement, Schiff did not back down from his contention — fiercely disputed by Republicans — that President Trump and his campaign “invited illicit Russian help” to win the 2016 election.

“Despite the many barriers put in our way by the then-Republican Majority, and attempts by some key witnesses to lie to us and obstruct our investigation, the transcripts that we are releasing today show precisely what Special Counsel Robert Mueller also revealed: That the Trump campaign, and Donald Trump himself, invited illicit Russian help, made full use of that help, and then lied and obstructed the investigations in order to cover up this misconduct,” Schiff said in a statement.

But the transcripts are full of testimony from officials who said they were unaware of evidence showing coordination between the Trump team and the Russians.

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen – who later had a falling out with the president and was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to several crimes – repeatedly told the House panel that he had no evidence of collusion between Trump and the Russian government

“Do you have any evidence or information of coordination between then-Presidential candidate Donald Trump to interfere with or influence the 2016 primary or general election?” then-South Carolina GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy asked Cohen.

“No, sir,” Cohen replied.

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, in the transcripts, discussed how the Russians believed Trump would be “easier to deal with” than Hillary Clinton as president.

“I do think, though, they thought that…President Trump would be easier to deal with,” Clapper said. “He is a businessman. He’d be more willing to negotiate and make deals. And I don’t think it was anything more sophisticated than that sort of guided their objectives.”

But he also said: “I never saw any direct empirical evidence that the Trump campaign or someone in it was plotting/conspiring with the Russians to meddle with the election.”

The 53 transcripts include interviews with associates of the president, including Donald Trump Jr., Steve Bannon, Jared Kushner, Hope Hicks, Corey Lewandowski, Cohen, Roger Stone, Brad Parscale, Michael Caputo and Rick Dearborn.

It also includes transcripts for interviews with officials from former President Barack Obama’s administration, such as  Clapper; former Attorney General Loretta Lynch; former Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power; former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe; former National Security Adviser Susan Rice; former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates; former Obama adviser Benjamin Rhodes; and former Obama counselor and Hillary Clinton Campaign Manager John Podesta.

Also in the transcripts, former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe acknowledged that a dossier of claims compiled by ex-British spy Christopher Steele about Trump’s relationship with Russia had not been determined by the FBI to be accurate.

“There is a lot of information in the Steele reporting,” McCabe said. “We have not been able to prove the accuracy of all the information.”

Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell said on Thursday it was “long past time” that the transcripts were released.

“At the bipartisan request of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the Intelligence Community reviewed all transcripts for classification and made appropriate redactions,” Grenell said in a statement. “HPSCI voted unanimously in 2018 to publicly release these transcripts, and it is long past time that these are released.”

Earlier this week, House Republicans sought the transcripts after the panel in September 2018 voted on a bipartisan basis to approve their public release. Grenell then notified Schiff, D-Calif., that the redaction and declassification process was complete, and that the records were ready for release.

Schiff’s committee said they sent a letter to Grenell informing him that they are releasing transcripts with the redactions applied by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

The following links are to the ODNI version of the released transcripts:

  1. Alexander Nix
  2. Anatoli Samachornov
  3. Andrew Brown
  4. Andrew McCabe
  5. Benjamin Rhodes
  6. Boris Epshteyn
  7. Brad Parscale
  8. Corey Lewandowski (Jan 2018)
  9. Corey Lewandowski (Mar 2018)
  10. Daniel Coats
  11. David Kramer (Dec 2017)
  12. David Kramer (Jan 2018)
  13. Diana Denman
  14. Donald Trump, Jr.
  15. Evelyn Farkas
  16. FBI Special Agent
  17. Felix Sater
  18. Hope Hicks
  19. Ike Kaveladze
  20. Jake Sullivan
  21. James Clapper
  22. Jared Kushner
  23. Jefferson Sessions
  24. Jeffrey Gordon
  25. John Carlin
  26. John Podesta (Dec 2017)
  27. John Podesta (Jun 2017)
  28. Jonathan Safron
  29. Keith Schiller
  30. Loretta Lynch
  31. Marc Elias
  32. Mary McCord
  33. Matthew Tait
  34. Michael Caputo
  35. Michael Cohen
  36. Michael Goldfarb
  37. Michael Sussman
  38. Peter Fritsch
  39. Rhona Graff
  40. Rick Dearborn
  41. Rinat Akhmetshin
  42. Rob Goldstone
  43. Roger Stone
  44. Sally Yates
  45. Samantha Power
  46. Samuel Clovis
  47. Shawn Henry
  48. Stephen Bannon (Feb 2018)
  49. Stephen Bannon (Jan 2018)
  50. Susan Rice
  51. Thomas Catan
  52. Walid Phares
  53. Yared Tamene