Will Ranking Member Adam Schiff be missed very much by the mainstream media? Now that the Republicans have declared that the Russian collusion investigation is over, what will he talk about? Now that Congress says that there is no evidence of collusion, what will he accuse the President of? To hear him rant about the GOP decision, you would think that it is not over until he says that it is over. Will you miss him?
As Written and Reported By Peter Kasperowicz for the Washington Examiner:
Republicans are hoping that the decision to shut down the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russian election meddling also shuts down the budding cable TV career of Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.
“The committee’s conclusion means leaders in Congress can spend more time on issues the American people elected them to address, like infrastructure and the economy,” RNC spokesman Michael Ahrens told the Washington Examiner.
“It’s not shocking that the person most upset by the outcome had used the investigation to launch his TV career,” he said in reference to Schiff.
Ahrens’ group last month calculated that Schiff, the top Democrat on the committee, held 227 TV interviews in the 13 months ending late February about the Russia probe, according to the RNC. Schiff over the last year became the bane of congressional Republicans, who accused him of leaking information about the probe to the press, and keeping alive what they say is false premise that President Trump colluded with Russia to defeat Hillary Clinton in 2016.
But Schiff’s status could change after Rep. Devin Nunes’ Intelligence Committee decided to end its work on Russia. Nunes, R-Calif., released a summary of the committee’s draft report that said there was no collusion.
Schiff was outraged at the decision, and made it clear that Democrats would continue to plug away at their collusion theory because Republicans left “questions unanswered.” But Nunes’……
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