Posted by Curt on 27 April, 2020 at 10:08 am. 2 comments already!


Donald Trump Jr. drew attention to reports that say House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff is blocking the release of witness interview transcripts from the panel’s investigation into Russian election interference.

In a tweet Sunday, President Trump’s eldest son raised the possibility that the California Democrat is “trying to protect” prominent figures from the Obama administration and the FBI’s investigation into potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

“Adam Schiff is desperately trying to hide these transcripts (including mine) from the American people. Who do you think he’s trying to protect? Me or Susan Rice, Samantha Power, Sally Yates and Andy McCabe?” Trump Jr. said.

He shared a post from the Wall Street Journal editorial board, which, like the Washington Examiner, had sources who said Schiff is refusing to make public 43 transcripts that have been declassified and is preventing the declassification of 10 others.

“Mr. Schiff isn’t explaining his new opposition to transparency, though it seems likely he wants to shield promoters of the collusion theory from scrutiny. Among the transcripts he’s blocking are interviews with former Obama National Security Adviser Susan Rice and former Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power. Their authority was used to ‘unmask’ the names of Trump campaign officials who talked with foreigners who were wiretapped by U.S. intelligence,” the editorial board wrote.

“We’re told that another blocked interview is with former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates — who in early 2017 used a wild reading of the Logan Act that helped lead to the ouster of President Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn,” it added. “Mr. Schiff is also sitting on interview transcripts with Donald Trump Jr., son-in-law Jared Kushner and former Trump campaign advisers Corey Lewandowski, Sam Clovis and Steve Bannon. Is he worried that the transcripts will highlight how little substance there was to his collusion claims? The interviews would also allow the public to compare the early testimony of former FBI and intelligence officials (James Clapper, Andrew McCabe) against what we now know really happened.”

The editorial board concluded: “Mr. Schiff spent years shouting cover-up only to be exposed for making things up. Now that the evidence is ready for public release, he’s defying the unanimous vote of a bipartisan committee to make them public. What doesn’t Mr. Schiff want America to see?”

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