Rep. Adam Schiff slammed Attorney General William Barr’s new probe into the origins of the shady Russia-Trump collusion investigation Friday; saying the top DOJ official was engaged in the “Trumpification” of the Department of Justice.
“Barr says Trump’s campaign was ‘spied’ upon. Trump claims treason. Both are incendiary. Neither is true. Barr suggests a finger was put on the scale to affect the election. But the Trump probe was kept secret; the Clinton one wasn’t. It’s the Trumpification of the DOJ,” posted Schiff on social media.
Barr says Trump’s campaign was “spied” upon. Trump claims treason. Both are incendiary. Neither is true.
Barr suggests a finger was put on the scale to affect the election. But the Trump probe was kept secret; the Clinton one wasn’t.
It’s the Trumpification of the DOJ.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) May 17, 2019
Schiff’s comments come days after the Chair of the House Intelligence Committee called for Barr’s resignation after he refused to speak with Congressional Democrats regarding Robert Mueller’s “no collusion” report.
Schiff published a scathing op-ed in USA Today last Friday directly accusing Barr of “misleading the country” after he declined to indict President Trump of obstructing justice.
“William Barr should resign,” writes Schiff. “The public servants there and in similar offices around the country deserve an attorney general who shares their abiding commitment to the rule of law, demonstrates strength and independence, speaks truth to power and represents no one person, but all Americans.”
“That makes Bill Barr the second most dangerous man in the country. It also renders him grossly unfit for office,” he adds.
Rep. Adam Schiff continued to double-down on his baseless accusations of Russia-Trump collusion hours later; accusing Attorney General William Barr of simply “doing the President’s bidding.”
“When you hear the Attorney General say he wants to look in to what he calls ‘spying’ into the President’s campaign, what’s your first reaction?” asked a reporter with ABC News.
Rep. Adam Schiff tells @Marykbruce Barr is doing Trump's "bidding" by saying he wants to look into "spying" into the Trump campaign.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) April 11, 2019
“It’s stunning to hear the top law enforcement officer in the country talk so cavalierly about spying on a political campaign. This must be very pleasing for Donald Trump who wants to create a narrative that he’s the victim of some Deep State coup,” said Schiff.
“The Attorney General has a higher responsibility than simply doing the bidding of the President of the United States,” he added.
Read Schiff’s full op-ed here.