Schiff Slams House Intel Report: ‘Capitulation’ To Trump

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Following Monday’s news that the House Intelligence Committee found zero evidence of collusion between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and the Russian government, Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the committee, criticized the decision as a “capitulation to the Executive branch.”

“GOP just shut down House Intel investigation, leaving questions unanswered, leads unexplored, countless witnesses uncalled, subpoenas unissued,” Schiff tweeted. “If Russians have leverage over the President, GOP has decided that it would rather not know. The minority’s work continues:”

The California congressman’s tweet included an in-depth statement detailing his belief that the committee’s supposed refusal to “compel [more] witnesses” and “subpoena documents” was a “great service to the President, and a profound disservice to the country.”

“Some will say that we should leave the investigation to Special Counsel Mueller anyway, since he has the resources and independence to do the job,” read the statement. “But this fundamentally misapprehends the mission of the Special Counsel, which is to determine whether U.S. laws were broken and who should be prosecuted. It is not Mueller’s job to tell the American people what happened, that is our job, and the Majority has walked away from it.”

“If the Russians do have leverage over the President of the United States, the Majority has simply decided it would rather not know.”