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Shifty Schiff Tries to Play Dumb: The IG Report Revealed Things We Had No Idea About Two Years Ago

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For more than two years, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) told us President Donald Trump has done something wrong. He didn't know exactly what but he just knew Trump was involved in some sort of wrong doing. First, it was Russia! Russia! Russia! Once Special Counsel Robert Mueller proved that the Trump campaign did not collude with Russia, he latched onto Trump's call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. And that's how we're currently at the impeachment fiasco that the Democrats are ramming through the House.

What's interesting, however, is Schiff is suddenly changing his tune.

During a Sunday morning interview with George Stephanopoulos, Schiff said that Inspector General Michael Horowitz "found things" that the American people didn't know about in 2017.

"I want to ask you a question about the Inspector General Michael Horowitz's report on the FBI investigation into the Russia investigation," Stephanopoulos said. "As you know, it founds that there were significant errors in omission, 17 of them, in that FISA surveillance application for Carter Page. And you've actually received some criticism because of your past claims that there were not any omissions... do you accept that your original judgements were wrong and what can you do about it?"

The House Intelligence Committee Chairman said that he accepts the findings after two years and 170 interviews later.

"The Inspector General found things that we didn't know about two years ago," Schiff said. "And I certainly concur with the Inspector General's conclusion that there need to be significant changes to the FISA process. We just didn't have that evidence available two years ago."

"But I think equally important to those who have made the argument, including many that are fond of the Wall Street Journal editorial page, that somehow this investigation was tainted from the start, improperly begun, driven by political bias, that it was all essentially a Deep State conspiracy, that there was spying on the Trump campaign, all of that was debunked by the Inspector General," he said.

Except Schiff seems to forget that Horowitz found that the Steele dossier, which was paid for by Hillary Clinton and the Democrats, was the primary basis for the FISA application to spy on Carter Page. And the FBI failed to note that Page was working with the CIA. Even former FBI Director James Comey admits that was a colossal failure. 

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