After a standoff between Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff and acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell, Schiff has been forced to release all remaining Russiagate interview transcripts in full. Schiff had delayed their release for nearly two years after his committee unanimously voted to declassify and release the transcripts. After Grenell threatened to release them directly from his office, Schiff tried to release them only in part, but finally caved in and let everything go public.
The transcripts contribute to the mounting heap of documentary evidence that shows that not only did the Russiagate investigation uncover zero evidence of collusion, but the requisite evidence necessary to legally start the investigation was never there.
NEW: former DNI James Clapper says : "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." — in transcript of interview with House Intel during its Russia probe.
— Brooke Singman (@BrookeSingman) May 7, 2020
Schiff lied to Congress and the Public
Schiff had been sitting on the transcripts partly to save his reputation and cover the lies he made before Congress and the American people over Russiagate. Schiff also wanted to prevent the White House from getting a hold of them. Schiff has repeatedly fallaciously claimed that there is direct evidence of collusion, without ever producing any.
Schiff tried to undermine Grennel after the acting Director of National Intelligence threatened to release the transcripts. Schiff sent out letters to intelligence officials trying to dig up dirt on Grennel and find out if he was involved in expediting the declassification process in any way. The process was completed before Grennel took office. Schiff also falsely accused the office of the DNI for the delay in releasing the documents claiming that there was an inappropriate demand from the White House to review the interviews before release.
I’m also told Schiff originally planned to release selected transcripts individually, rather than all at once, to drive a narrative in the media ahead of full release of all transcripts. He ran out of time. https://t.co/4ZeEX4wnY2
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) May 7, 2020
Evidence is mounting of Democrat-led fraud and corruption
More evidence of fraud and corruption on the part of Congressional Democrats and Obama Administration holdovers is emerging by the day. Sadly, there is little chance that Schiff will face any penalty for lying and hiding the truth from the American people. A satchel of other declassified documents has been delivered to Attorney General William Barr and may be released to the public as early as tomorrow. The contents are as yet unknown.
In related news, documents have emerged that Obama was complicit in framing former Trump Administration National Security Advisor Michael Flynn for breaking the antiquated Logan Act. During the transition process, Obama, notified by intelligence officials of Flynn’s legal and appropriate phone conversation with the Russian Ambassador, held a meeting with Biden, James Comey, and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates. During the meeting, Obama took Comey and Yates aside to discuss Flynn, the phone call, and the Logan Act. The documentary evidence shows that Obama lied about knowing nothing about the origins of the Russiagate debacle.