Posted by DrJohn on 18 February, 2019 at 8:22 am. 40 comments already!

Adam Schiff is transitioning before our very eyes. He refuses to allow facts to deter him from his quixotic quest to take down Donald Trump.

The Senate Intelligence Committee finally concluded a report in which it found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia:

WASHINGTON — After two years and 200 interviews, the Senate Intelligence Committee is approaching the end of its investigation into the 2016 election, having uncovered no direct evidence of a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia, according to both Democrats and Republicans on the committee.

But investigators disagree along party lines when it comes to the implications of a pattern of contacts they have documented betweenTrump associates and Russians — contacts that occurred before, during and after Russian intelligence operatives were seeking to help Donald Trump by leaking hacked Democratic emails and attacking his opponent, Hillary Clinton, on social media.

“If we write a report based upon the facts that we have, then we don’t have anything that would suggest there was collusion by the Trump campaign and Russia,” said Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, in an interview with CBS News last week.

The left wing media has been studiously avoiding this finding:

The Media Research Center (MRC) did the research and found that between January 21, 2017, and February 10, 2019, “ABC’s World News Tonight, the CBS Evening News, and the NBC Nightly News [spent] 2,202 minutes on the Russia investigation [, which] accounted for nearly 19 percent of all Trump-related reporting [, and now] none of those three shows have even mentioned the investigation since NBC’s report came out on February 12.”

Additionally, it is expected that Robert Mueller will find no collusion as well. Jonathan Karl:

But what I am getting is that this is all building up to the Mueller report and raising expectations of a bombshell report. And there have been expectations that have been building, of course, for over a year on this. But people who are closest to what Mueller has been doing, interacting with the special counsel caution me that this report is almost certain to be anti-climactic.”

Schiff is having none of it.

However, when he was asked point blank if he would accept Mueller’s findings if no clear evidence of collusion is determined, Schiff demurred. Instead he focused his answer on how his committee will conduct its own inquiry and how he’ll fight to gain access to Mueller’s evidence should it be withheld from public view.

“We’re going to have to do our own investigation, and we are. We’ll certainly be very interested to learn what Bob Mueller finds. We may have to fight to get that information. Bill Barr has not been willing to commit to provide that report either to the Congress or to the American people. We’re going to need to see it,” Schiff said on “State of the Union,” referring to Trump’s newly confirmed attorney general.

Schiff is transitioning, to coin a phrase, into Captain Queeg (of the Caine Mutiny)

Schiff is determined to find those lost strawberries. In fact, he asserts the strawberries are in plain sight:

“You can see evidence in plain sight on the issue of (strawberries) collusion, pretty compelling evidence,” Schiff said, adding, “There is a difference between seeing evidence of (strawberries)  collusion and being able to prove a criminal conspiracy beyond a reasonable doubt.”

For some reason, Schiff believes he has more and better resources than did Mueller to find those strawberries.

“Chairman Burr must have a different word for it,” Schiff told host Dana Bash on “State of the Union,” pointing to communications between Russia and Donald Trump Jr. and former Trump aides George Papadopoulos and Michael Flynn.

Both episodes were likely “arranged”, IMO by Hillary Clinton and the obama DOJ/FBI. Finding the strawberries is really not the issue. As I have noted previously, this is all a sham designed to be something democrats can harangue Trump with right through the next election.

And that is the whole point of it. And if Schiff doesn’t find those strawberries?

But take heart, there are things Schiff does believe:


Schiff has some explaining of his own to do

Earlier this month, award-winning investigative journalist John Solomon of The Hill reported that during a security conference in Aspen, Colorado, Schiff met with Simpson. Simpson has been a key witness in investigations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Solomon wrote: “When confronted with the Aspen conference photos of Schiff, in sport coat and open-neck dress shirt, and Simpson, wearing casual attire, representatives for both men tried to minimize their discussion, insisting nothing substantive about the Russia case was discussed.”

Surely, it would be reasonable for Schiff – who is so eager to investigate President Trump – to subject himself to questioning and an investigation of his contacts with Simpson, because an important issue is at stake.