House Intel. Chair Adam Schiff Says 'I Don't Regret' Spreading Lies, While Continuing to Ignore Real Threats Piling Up from Russia and China
Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff has appeared on national television to defend his claims regarding the infamous Steele Dossier, despite the fact it has proven to be false. Instead of allowing law enforcement to take and dissect it, he tried to get ahead of it and told the press that he had the information that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia. He acted like he had a smoking gun, but it was false all along. And even now, he shows no regrets. When asked if he regrets spreading information before it could ever be verified, Rep. Schiff said : I don’t regret saying that we should investigate claims of someone who, frankly, was a well-respected British intelligence officer. And we couldn’t have known, of course, years ago that we would learn years later that someone who is a primary source lied to him. We were at the impeachment trial where we saw Adam Schiff’s partisan claims divide the country. And yet Adam Schiff has no regrets over lying about the President of the United States? He doesn’t care whether or not the impeachment trial was justified? At the very least, he doesn’t care about what this did to the American people? ACLJ Senior Military Analyst Wes Smith explained the damage that was done by this false reporting: Even the Washington Post is acknowledging they made a mistake and they got it wrong. . . . Adam Schiff not only did these things . . . but when he was confronted on the Sunday talk shows, his behavior and what he did was at the very least very wrong and he was very very mistaken. At the worst, he was conspiratorial. . . . When confronted, this is more alarming than what he did. There is no shame, there is no apology, there is no embarrassment. He could take a cue from the Washington Post. . . . It’s one thing to lie and exaggerate and use flawed material like Schiff did. But what is more alarming, is that when caught, when confronted, he does not appear to feel any sense of regret or responsibility not only for what he did, and the influence he had on wrecking people’s lives, but also what he did to the American people. It distracted and divided us for the bulk of Trump’s presidency. Instead of talking about a phony dossier, we should be focusing on the serious issues. For instance, it’s been reported that the U.S. Space Command is monitoring a “debris-generating event” in outer space after Russian anti-satellite weapons tests were firing over the weekend. This branch of the military was created by former President Trump because of the seriousness of these kinds of threats. The international threats keep coming under the Biden Administration. The President is preparing to meet in a virtual face to face meeting with the Chinese President Xi Jinping today. There is a lot on the agenda for the two leaders to discuss. Specifically, the origins of COVID-19, Taiwan aggression, and genocide, just to name a few. We told you how the Biden Administration’s goal is to compete, not confront China. ACLJ Director of Policy Harry Hutchison predicts how this meeting will go: He is unwilling, in my opinion, to confront China’s offensive moves against Taiwan. He is unwilling to confront China with respect to copyright and intellectual property violations. He is unwilling to confront China with respect to fair trade. Keep in mind this is all taking place against a backdrop of a supply chain crisis. At the end of the Day if the Biden Administrations announced policy of being prepared to compete rather than confront basically paves the way for increasing dominance by China. . . . But as a predicate to that, the Biden Administration, they need to get their act together in the United States, so that we produce more pharmaceutical products in the U.S. And so, we are less dependent on China. But at the end of the day, I think the Biden Administration is prepared to double down on its policy of its craven surrender to China on so many fronts. On top of these issues for the leaders to discuss, we have China expanding and trying to undermine long-term U.S. relationships in the Middle East. This is at a time when Representative Illan Omar has introduced a proposal in Congress to stop a $650 million U.S. weapons contract to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia that was handcrafted by the Biden Administration. This funding plays a very strategic role for our security and the tensions that arise in the Middle East. Wes Smith summed it up: What we are doing is we are disenfranchising our allies like Saudi Arabia and pushing them towards the arms of the Chinese government. . . . There is an epidemic of insanity as far as foreign policy goes around this White House. It impacts not only our national security, it impacts commerce, trade, inflation, and our finances. It is sad to say but the ramifications that the second and third order effects of these policies by the Biden Administration appear to be going right over their heads. They don’t understand why our . . . allies in the Middle East are hesitant about the United States and that they are backing away from us and moving toward Russia and China. Today’s full Sekulow broadcast is complete with even more analysis of Adam Schiff having no regrets over claims in the Steele Dossier, President Biden’s meeting with the President of China, and the U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia. Watch the full broadcast below. Support the work of the ACLJ – as we continue to bring you expert analysis on the issues that matter most. Have your Tax-Deductible gift DOUBLED through our Matching Challenge.