Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) is always on the prowl for a new way to attack and potentially impeach Donald Trump, and he believes he’s found a new “scandal” to exploit in order to undermine our president.
Schiff, who is the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, announced on Wednesday that the committee has received a whistleblower complaint alleging that top Trump administration officials have suppressed reports of Russian election interference.
Schiff was one of the biggest proponents of the Russia collusion conspiracy stemming from the 2016 election, and is clearly delighted to jump on allegations that implicate Trump in another Russia-involved theory.
The California congressman tweeted on Wednesday:
We’ve received a whistleblower complaint alleging DHS suppressed intel reports on Russian election interference, altered intel to match false Trump claims and made false statements to Congress. This puts our national security at risk. We will investigate.
Schiff’s Twitter announcement was accompanied by a press release detailing the complaint, claiming that it “alleges repeated violations of law and regulations, abuses of authority, attempted censorship of intelligence analysis, and improper administration of an intelligence program related to Russian efforts to influence the U.S. elections.”
Allegations include reports of senior officials “suppressing intelligence reports on Russia’s election interference,” officials making “false statements to Congress about terrorism threats at our southern border,” and “modifying intelligence assessments to match the President’s rhetoric on Antifa and minimizing the threat posed by white supremacists.”
There’s a lot of material for Schiff within this whistleblower complaint, and Schiff has already mobilized the committee to request further testimony from former I&A Acting Under Secretary Brian Murphy, who filed the complaint on September 8.