Adam Schiff Has Some Regrets About Letting Robert Mueller Testify

Posted: Oct 11, 2021 6:00 AM
Adam Schiff Has Some Regrets About Letting Robert Mueller Testify

Source: Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via AP

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, the leader of the Democrats' Russia hoax against President Donald Trump, is expressing regret over allowing Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify in front of Congress. 

In a new interview with NPR, while being light on details, Schiff says having Mueller testify was essentially a bad idea. 

On regretting that he asked special prosecutor Robert Mueller to testify about the investigation into interference in the 2016 election

I did understand immediately why his staff had been so protective and why they were so reluctant to have him testify. And I immediately told our members, "We need to cut down our questions. We can't ask for narrative answers. We need to be very precise in what we ask. We need to have the page references of the report ready." And it was painful, honestly, it was painful. And if I had known, I would not have pushed for his testimony.

In other words, Mueller didn't provide the answers Schiff wanted and, therefore, embarrassed him in front of the country. For years, Schiff claimed collusion was certain and lied about seeing "evidence" his claims were true. During an interview with "Face the Nation," Schiff claimed the "evidence" was "hiding in plain sight." 

After nearly $30 million dollars and a two-year-long investigation, Schiff's claims were proven false

"The Special Counsel's investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election. As the report states: "[T]he investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities," the letter states.

"The Special Counsel's investigation determined that there were two main Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election. The first involved attempts by a Russian organization, the Internet Research Agency (IRA), to conduct disinformation and social media operations in the United States designed to sow social discord, eventually with the aim of interfering with the election," the letter continues. "As noted above, the Special Counsel did not find that any U.S. person or Trump campaign official or associate conspired or knowingly coordinated with the IRA in its efforts, although the Special Counsel brought criminal charges against a number of Russian nationals and entities in connection with these activities."