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May 07, 2020

Sources Say That Schiff Is In "Panic" As Grenell Threatens to Release the Transcripts He's Sitting On

I think the "panic" idea goes like this: Schiff has claimed that he had "direct evidence," based on the transcripts, that Trump colluded with Russia.

But, per sources, all 53 of the people Schiff interviewed said they had no evidence of such collusion.

The release of the transcripts would prove Schiff a liar.

But here's the thing:

Doesn't everyone know that already? The media and the NeverTrump "conservatives" know he was lying. They've always known, or suspected, he was lying.

But they're unprincipled, deranged monsters who have recognized a new specie of lie called the "Noble Lie." You know, like Harry Reid lying about Mitt Romney not paying taxes for ten years.

They know he's lying -- but he's lying for a good cause.

So why would the vicious partisan Schiff panic?

What, is he afraid Jake Tapper is going to call him out in an interview?


I don't get that part of it.

Richard Grenell has vetted and declassified all of the transcripts -- and has informed Schiff of that fact.

But Schiff continues sitting on them, despite a vote from 2018 (when Congress was still controlled by Republicans) to release the transcripts publicly.

Grenell has made a veiled threat to release the transcripts on his own authority, whether Schiff likes it or not.

A big development in the fight over 53 secret interviews the House Intelligence Committee conducted during its Trump-Russia investigation. Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell has sent a letter to chairman Adam Schiff notifying him that transcripts of all 53 interviews, over 6,000 pages in all, have been cleared for public release. "All of the transcripts, with our required redactions, can be released to the public without any concerns of disclosing classified material," Grenell wrote to Schiff in a letter dated May 4.


In a rare moment of comity, Democrats agreed, and on September 26, 2018, the committee voted unanimously to release the transcripts. But there was a catch: The documents would have to first be checked for classified information by the Intelligence Community. So off they went to the IC -- never to be seen again.

Now, in May 2020, they're still secret. Two weeks ago, the Wall Street Journal editorial board reported that the IC had finished its review of 43 of the transcripts, but Schiff was refusing to release them. The paper said Schiff was also preventing declassification of the remaining ten transcripts.

In the letter, Grenell revealed that the 43 transcripts have been finished since June 2019. Schiff has been sitting on them all that time. Grenell said the final ten have just been finished as well. "I urge you to honor your previous public statements, and your committee's unanimous vote on this matter, to release all 53 cleared transcripts to Members of Congress and the American public as soon as possible," Grenell said. Just in case Schiff is still not interested, Grenell added,>b? "I am also willing to release the transcripts directly from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, as to ensure we comply with the unanimous and bipartisan vote to release the transcripts."

So what is Schiff's response to this?

He's digging around trying to establish that Grenell vetted the transcripts, so he can claim "All of the direct evidence I had was redacted!"

But the thing is-- they were all vetted and redacted before Grennell was appointed NSA.

Schiff will probably still make the claim anyway.

Another Noble Lie for the Democrats, the Media, and the NeverTrump Defenders of Norms.

Transcripts of House Intelligence Committee interviews that have been cleared for release show top law enforcement and intelligence officials affirming they had no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election, senior administration and intelligence community officials told Fox News on Wednesday.

This would align with the results of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation 00 which found no evidence of illegal or criminal coordination between President Trump, the Trump campaign and Russia in 2016 -- but the numerous transcribed interviews could raise further questions about committee Chairman Adam Schiff's past statements saying that there was "direct evidence" of collusion.

"Schiff is in panic mode," a senior administration official told Fox News.


A day later, acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell notified Schiff, D-Calif., that the redaction and declassification process was complete, and that the records were ready for release, putting the ball in Schiff's court.

However, intelligence officials told Fox News on Wednesday that Schiff has had his subcommittee staff director reaching out to heads of intelligence community agencies asking how Grenell was involved and what role Grenell -- a known Trump ally -- may have played in the declassification and redaction process.

Fox News is told, however, that the redactions were completed before Grenell took the helm as acting director this past February.


Another source familiar with the transcripts told Fox News that the people interviewed by the House Intelligence Committee during its Russia probe were asked whether they had evidence that Trump, himself, or the Trump campaign conspired, colluded or coordinated with Russia during the 2016 election.

Two sources familiar with the transcripts told Fox News that not one of the 53 witnesses could provide evidence of collusion.


"The transcripts show a total lack of evidence, despite Schiff personally going out saying he had more than circumstantial evidence that there was collusion," one source involved in House Russia investigations told Fox News.

The Muh Normz league will be defending Adam Schiff obliquely by attacking and seeking to discredit anyone who notes, honestly and accurately, that he is a partisan liar, and then they'll pat each other on the back and give each other cocoa butter handjobs while cooing over each other's Integrity and Fidelity to Eternal Principles.

You will literally never hear the Muh Normz NeverTrumpers ever speak a bad word about Adam Schiff.

Can you remember a single derogatory comment? A single disparagement of his conspiracy theorizing or manifest lies?

Nope. Because he's telling Noble Lies on behalf of the Muh Normz Ladies Auxilliaries.

Update: I think it would be very enlightening to demand the NeverTrumpers each answer, on the record, if they believe Adam Schiff to be honest and a man of Principles.

They're always setting the standard that Pro-Trump people must be willing to ritually maledict trump to prove their own honesty.

Why do they not hold themselves to the same standard?

Put them all on the record about their hero -- Adam Schiff.

Let's hear it from them, with no wiggle room or evasions, if Adam Schiff is a man of honesty and integrity and if his pronouncements about "direct evidence" should be credited as true.

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