During a recent interview, the California Democrat was asked if he regretted his use of the now-debunked documents that was used against Trump. Schiff was unmoved by the accusations, assuring listeners that his source was “well-respected.”
The lawmaker seemed to indicate he had believed in the document at the time and he didn’t feel he did anything wrong in promoting it as the basis of the prolonged investigation into the former president.
During his interview with Meet the Press moderator, Chuck Todd Chiffons was asked about details surrounding that investigation on Sunday if he regrets anything.
“I don’t regret saying that we should investigate claims of someone who, frankly, was a well-respected British intelligence officer,” Schiff responded during the NBC interview.
“And we couldn’t have known, of course, years ago, that we would learn years later that someone who was a primary source lied to him,” the California Democrat continued.
This line of questioning was prompted by another interview when former State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus made headlines for confronting the House Intelligence Committee chairman on The View about him his support of the dossier.
Ortagus castigated Schiff, saying he “helped spread disinformation for years by promoting this” pointing out that the American people had “entrusted” him with special responsibilities in his position as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. Schiff’s responded, saying he disagreed with her “premise.”