Democratic Representative Adam Schiff was unable to address the many questions raised by this puzzling police-state action, including why it took the FBI so long to search former President Donald Trump’s home at Mar-a-Lago Club, South Florida if the records Trump had were so secret. Saying that he doesn’t know what changed to warrant the FBI’s raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.
When host Margaret Brennan posed that one, the crucial question to Schiff on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday morning, — that so many of us have been asking. And it was clear that he had failed to adequately explain the situation.
“If there was that sensitive level of information being held, why did Justice Department officials wait 18 months after the end of the Trump presidency?” Brennan questioned the California representative, “What changed that made this immediate?”
I’d even add another point to that — why did they wait three days after they got the warrant on August 5 to execute it? When this is merely a Washington Post “sources” report in the warrant; there is no proof that there were any “nuclear” documents.
Schiff, the head of the House Intelligence Committee and one of the party’s most knowledgeable representatives, was unable to respond. Saying, “I don’t know,” Schiff was flummoxed —But that’s the true question that needs to be asked here. Neither he nor the DOJ is answering it.
”But if the Trump people represented that they provided all the classified or national security information and didn’t, that’s a serious problem.” Schiff replied shifting the focus and spin. “I can tell you, anyone in the intelligence community that had documents like that, marked ‘Top Secret,’ ‘SCI,’ in their residences after authorities went to them, they would be under serious investigation.”
Why did the DOJ wait 18 months to retrieve the sensitive documents Trump kept? “I don’t know, but if the Trump people represented that they provided all the classified or national security information and didn’t, that’s a serious problem,” Rep. Schiff tells @margbrennan pic.twitter.com/4ntVrqtaaR
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) August 14, 2022
Nobody has claimed that the Trump people represented that they provided all the documents and didn’t. Since they came in June, it is obvious that the government was aware they still had documents there. Schiff is once more being his Shiftiness there.
But the second half of what he stated is crucial; we must discuss Hillary Clinton and the striking contrasts between how the FBI handled her and how they handled Trump. To avoid having her communications reviewed by the government, Hillary Clinton had an entire private server. She deleted more than 30,000 emails, had a variety of sensitive material on them, and had her colleagues break their blackberries. The GSA sending Trump documents is in no way even near to that.
Instead of destroying things, he was working with them to return anything they requested. He lacked Hillary Clinton’s private server, which allowed him to dodge oversight. All they had to do, as he stated, was asked. Yet, they’re going after Trump and Clinton got a complete pass?
And to add to that Biden and his son Hunter would likely get a complete pass, well, there’s nothing new anyways because this is how dirty Dems work just how the 2020 election got rigged.
— ?????? (@Miami4Trump) May 9, 2017
And again, here’s a little humor for you that says it all.
Schiff even asserted that he was unaware of Trump’s declassification of information.
Rep. Adam SCHIFF stated that he hasn’t seen any proof that President Trump went through the declassification process in response to the President’s claim that he declassified the documents discovered during the FBI search of Mar-a-Lago.
“I’ve seen no evidence of that, nor have they presented any evidence of that,” Schiff claimed.
On fmr. Pres. Trump’s claim that he declassified the documents found in the FBI search of Mar-a-Lago, Rep. Adam Schiff said he hasn’t seen evidence that Trump went through the declassification process.
“I’ve seen no evidence of that, nor have they presented any evidence of that” pic.twitter.com/POHu4hgQaV
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) August 14, 2022
Schiff is deceiving us once more. He is aware of Trump’s declassification efforts. Here is an illustration of how he declassified the Crossfire Hurricane records, which Schiff omits to mention.
When the presidential memorandum on the declassification of FBI Crossfire Hurricane records was released on January 19, 2021, and circulated to AG, DNI, and CIA; may now be pertinent following cataloging of all items retrieved on Monday from Mar-a-Largo.
Then President #Trump issued this memorandum 1/19/2021 on declassification FBI Crossfire Hurricane records. Circulated to AG, DNI, CIA. May now be relevant once full holdings from Monday search at Mar-a-Largo catalogued. https://t.co/riiagd8ct6 pic.twitter.com/T8YKrZptS7
— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) August 12, 2022
As the former President pushed for the “immediate release” of the documents related to the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago, “Not only will I not oppose the release of documents related to the un-American, unwarranted, and unnecessary raid and break-in of my home in Palm Beach, Florida, Mar-a-Lago, I am going a step further by ENCOURAGING the immediate release of those documents, even though they have been drawn up by radical left Democrats and possible future political opponents, who have a strong and powerful vested interest in attacking me, much as they have done for the last 6 years,” Trump declared.
Trump not opposing warrant release pic.twitter.com/HjlarShXIg
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) August 12, 2022
Schiff is speaking without any context, and we’re back to the two-tiered legal system.