Congressman Adam Schiff was blindsided on The View Tuesday when he was finally grilled over his role in promoting “disinformation for years” by pushing the now-debunked Steele Dossier against Donald Trump.
“You’ve been really prolific over the past few years being the head of the [House] Intel Committee. You defended, promoted, you even read into the Congressional Record the Steele dossier,” said guest panelist Morgan Ortagus. “And we know last week the main source of the dossier was indicted by the FBI for lying about most of the key claims in that dossier. Do you have any reflections on your role in promoting this to the American people?”
I think @MorganOrtagus is the first person to ask Schiff directly about his promotion of the Steele dossier disinformation. He revises history here by saying he merely called for all collusion allegations to be investigated. https://t.co/RXYBGIzoLv
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) November 9, 2021
“But at the beginning of the Russian investigation, I said that any allegations should be investigated,” the Democrat claimed. “We couldn’t have known, for example, people were lying to Christopher Steele. So it was proper to investigate them. And let’s not forget what we learned in that investigation. We learned that the Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was giving internal polling data, campaign polling data to Russian intelligence while Russian intelligence was helping the Trump campaign.”
“You may have helped spread Russian disinformation yourself for years by promoting this. I think that’s what Republicans and what people who entrusted you as the Intel Committee chair are so confused about your culpability in all of this,” Ortagus said.
Watch the exchange above.
BREAKING NOW: FBI Arrests Analyst Who Helped Create Infamous Anti-Trump ‘Steele Dossier’
From Fox News:
Federal agents arrested the primary sub-source who contributed to the unverified anti-Trump dossier Thursday as part of Special Counsel John Durham’s investigations into the origins of the probe into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election.
Danchenko’s arrest is linked to a federal grand jury indictment in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Durham is charging Danchenko, a Russian citizen residing in Virginia, with five counts of making false statements to the FBI. The charges stemmed from statements Danchenko made relating to the sources he used in providing information to an investigative firm in the United Kingdom.
Danchenko is scheduled to make his first court appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Theresa C. Buchanan Thursday afternoon.
Danchenko is believed to be the sub-source for former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, who compiled the dossier that served as the basis for Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants against Trump campaign aide Carter Page. The dossier was funded by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign through law firm Perkins Coie.
According to the indictment, in March, May, June, October and November of 2017, Danchenko made false statements regarding the sources of certain information that he provided to a U.K. investigative firm that was then included in reports prepared by the U.K. investigative firm and subsequently passed to the FBI.
Read the full report at Fox News
WASHINGTON POST: DOJ Claims ‘Some Material’ in Steele Dossier Came from ‘Democrat Party Operative’
An explosive report from the Washington Post is shedding new light on the Russia Collusion Hoax, with the newspaper stating the DOJ believes “some material” included in the anti-Trump ‘Steele Dossier’ came from “party operative” with “long-standing ties” to Hillary Clinton.
“The indictment also suggests Danchenko may have lied to Steele and others about where he was getting his information. Some of the material came from a Democratic Party operative with long-standing ties to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, according to the charges, rather than well-connected Russians with insight into the Kremlin,” writes the Washington Post.
“The allegations cast new uncertainty on some past reporting on the dossier by news organizations, including The Washington Post,” adds the newspaper. “Danchenko appeared briefly Thursday in federal court in Alexandria, Va., where his lawyer tried to enter a plea of not guilty on his behalf for five counts of making false statements. The judge did not accept the plea because the hearing was not an arraignment, and Danchenko was released.”
Just a reminder that Hillary Clinton paid for the bogus Steele dossier that the FBI employed as a vehicle to intentionally lie to the FISA court to unmask an agent of the Trump campaign for political gain. https://t.co/ydHumRQpYT
— Matthew Kolken (@mkolken) November 5, 2021
Federal agents arrested the primary sub-source who contributed to the dossier Thursday as part of Special Counsel John Durham’s investigations into the origins of the probe over whether the Trump campaign worked with forces in Russia to sway voters in the 2016 race for the White House.
HILLARY Lawyer linked to Steele dossier back in spotlight working for McAuliffe in Virginia race https://t.co/oIEGmon0xe
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) October 30, 2021
Read the full report at the Washington Post.