As long as Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., is the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he should be “cut off” by the White House.
“We now have documented evidence that, for three years, this guy deliberately and maliciously lied,” Gingrich said in an appearance on Fox News. “Why would you cooperate with an Intelligence Committee chairman who is a clear, proven liar?”
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Gingrich blasted Schiff for being untrustworthy, and said President Donald Trump should completely cut ties with the House Intelligence Committee entirely until a more reasonable politician is the chairperson.
“I think the president should just cut him off,” Gingrich said. He should “say, ‘If you want to give me an Intelligence Committee that I can trust, I’ll work with them — but this guy is impossible.'”
Gingrich was reacting to a statement by former Deputy National Security Adviser K.T. McFarland, who told Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” that Schiff deliberately withheld exonerating evidence during special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election meddling.
Schiff knew there was no evidence of collusion from the very beginning, McFarland said — but he hid that from the American people.
“Schiff went to the media and he implied that he had secret information that Donald Trump and his administration and his campaign were colluding with the Russians,” McFarland said. “[Former CIA Director John] Brennan even had the audacity to refer to President Trump as, potentially, as a Russian asset.”
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“These people knew that they had a lie but they perpetuated it for three years,” she said. “It tore the country apart.
“And why did they do it?” McFarland asked. “I don’t know.”
Newly released transcripts from the House Intelligence Committee have brought to light the highly politicized nature of the Mueller investigation — and Democrats’ efforts to spread false rumors and lies about the Trump’s actions during the 2016 campaign.
In closed-door meetings during the build-up of the Mueller investigation, the House Intelligence Committee conducted their own investigation where they repeatedly called Obama-era officials in for interviews.
According to the transcripts, these top Obama insiders admitted again and again to Schiff that there was zero “empirical evidence” of any wrongdoing by the Trump campaign.
Despite the lack of evidence, Schiff and his political cronies made frequent claims to the mainstream media that they were finding damning information about the Trump administration and the president.
Gingrich said he knows exactly why Schiff and his allies behaved in such an untrustworthy manner — and what Trump should do moving forward.
“They did it because they hate the level of change that President Trump represents,” he said. “And frankly, as a former speaker of the house, my advice to the president would be: Do not give anything to the Intelligence Committee … as long as Adam Schiff is still there.”
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