Shady Schiff: We’ll Do Our Own Investigation if Mueller Finds No Collusion
Discredited third-rate conspiracy theorist, Congressman Adam Schiff (CA) indicated that wouldn’t accept the findings of the Special Counsel’s investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia if it concludes there was no evidence of collusion between the two.
Breitbart reports that on yesterday’s CNN show, State of the Union, host Dana Bash asked Schiff, “We expect at some point maybe soon, maybe not, the findings of the Mueller investigation to finally be completed. If he finds that there was no direct collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, will you accept that?”
Schiff responded, “We’re going to have to do our own investigation, and we are. We’ll certainly be very interested to learn what Bob Mueller finds. We may have to fight to get that information. Bill Barr has not been willing to commit to provide that report either to the Congress or to the American people. We’re going to need to see it. The American people need to see it. We may also need to see the evidence behind that report. There may be, for example, evidence of collusion or conspiracy that is clear and convincing but not proof beyond a reasonable doubt.”
Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff says Congress “may also need to see the evidence behind” the Mueller report, saying there could be “clear and convincing” evidence of collusion, but not “proof beyond a reasonable doubt” that would prompt Mueller to bring charges. #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/ftm1zQRJNj
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When Bash noted that Mueller conducted an “extensive investigation” and asked whether or not Schiff would accept the findings “separate” from the investigation the Congressman is doing, he replied. “You know, I will certainly accept them in this way, Dana; I have great confidence in the special counsel. And if the special counsel represents that he has investigated and not been interfered with and not been able to make a criminal case, then I will believe that he is operating in good faith.”
Mueller’s investigation is rumored to be wrapping up. Last month, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker told reporters, “The investigation is, I think, close to being completed and I hope that we can get the report from Mueller as soon as possible.”