Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has suggested removing Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) from Congress after Special Counsel John Durham’s final report exposed the lies he told to the American people.
As Slay News reported, Durham released his final report this week which confirmed that Hillary Clinton fabricated the hoax to falsely link President Donald Trump to Russia.
Durham revealed that, just weeks before the presidential election, former President Barack Obama, then-Vice President Joe Biden, and the heads of the CIA, Justice Department, and FBI were all briefed on Clinton’s plan to smear Trump with the Russia Hoax in August 2016.
Despite knowing it was a hoax, those same top officials pursued and spread the false claims.
Schiff, as the head of the House Intelligence Committee, continued to promote those lies throughout Trump’s presidency and repeatedly stated on national television that he had evidence linking the 45th president to Russia.
Durham’s report proves Schiff repeatedly lied to the American people.
“It raises the question about Adam Schiff,” McCarthy said after reviewing Durham’s bombshell report.
“Remember when Adam told the American public he had proof?
“Remember when he said he didn’t know the whistleblower?
“What he put America through when he openly lied to us.
“It raises questions about his character and whether he should be in Congress.”
Legal scholar Jonathan Turley wrote earlier about Schiff’s promotion of the phony Russia claims.
“In a bizarre exchange this week with former State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) was confronted with his relentless promoting of the now debunked Steele dossier in prior years,” Turley said.
“Schiff surprisingly declared ‘First of all, whoever lied to the FBI or Christopher Steele should be prosecuted, and they are.’
“It is actually not a crime to lie to Christopher Steele under 18 U.S.C. 1001,” he noted.
“It is a crime to lie to federal investigators.
“It was a curious statement from someone who attacked the appointment of the Special Counsel and, with other leading Democrats, did his level best to kill the investigation.
“Schiff previously claimed that he had direct evidence of collusion in his Committee despite Mueller finding no such evidence to support criminal charges.
“Schiff, however, has never produced that evidence,” Turley correctly asserted.
“Durham has now shown how Clinton associates engineered the scandal and may have even been the true sources for the most salacious details in the dossier.
“In 2017, American intelligence said that it believed that the dossier may have been used by Russian intelligence to spread disinformation.
“Schiff opposed Durham while insisting that Mueller should be allowed to continue his own investigation.
“Judging from the three indictments by Durham, it is now clear why Democrats sought to kill the investigation.
“Schiff told MSNBC that ongoing investigations would constitute ‘tearing down our democracy’ and would serve as a way to ‘delegitimize’ a president.
“This also included any continued investigation of the Hunter Biden scandal.
“Schiff denounced the Durham investigation as a ‘politically motivated’ effort despite the fact that Durham suspended any public actions before the election to avoid even the appearance of political manipulation.
“He resisted demands from Trump to issue a report before the election.
“Schiff raised the termination of the Durham investigation by Attorney General Garland before Durham could issue any indictments or reports.
“He added ‘The appointment is not consistent with the language of the statute that he’s relying on and can be rescinded, I think, by the next attorney general. I would presume the next attorney general will look to see if there is any merit to the work that John Durham is doing.’”
Kevin McCarthy suggests that one consequences of the Durham report may be [checks notes] … Adam Schiff being removed from Congress? pic.twitter.com/2keFODe0Xa
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 16, 2023
…Schiff and other Democrats previously sought to prevent Durham from continuing his investigation and issuing this report. https://t.co/GrXXOxmkaD
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) May 15, 2023