Schiff Learned Of Russian ‘Bounty’ Intelligence In February, Withheld Information From Congress, And Took No Action

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
Top committee staff for Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, were briefed in February on intelligence about Russia offering the Taliban bounties in Afghanistan, but he took no action in response to the briefing, multiple intelligence sources familiar with the briefing told The Federalist. The intelligence was briefed to Schiff’s staff during a congressional delegation, or CODEL, trip to Afghanistan in February.

Schiff, who has acknowledged President Donald Trump was never briefed on the so-called intelligence, has thus far refused to disclose that his staff was personally briefed. The revelation raises serious questions that Schiff is once again politicizing, and perhaps even deliberately misrepresenting, key data for partisan gain.

Schiff’s recent complaints that Trump took no action against Russia in response to rumors of Russian bounties are curious given that Schiff himself took no action after his top staff were briefed by intelligence officials. As chairman of the intelligence committee, Schiff had the authority to immediately brief the full committee and convene hearings on the matter. Schiff, however, did nothing. He did not brief his committee on the matter, nor did he brief the gang of 8, which consists of top congressional leadership in both chambers.


https://thefederalist.com/2020/07/02/schiff-learned-of-russian-bounty-intelligence-in-february-withheld-information-from-congress-and-took-no-action/
 

herb749

Well-Known Member
So let's see what was happening to bring this out. Covid numbers dropping, people going back to work. Ah, time to create another non scandal. Or as the media calls it, BLOCKBUSTER news.
 

herb749

Well-Known Member
After thinking about this, he may have been holding back on this for the opportune time. But the media spoiled it for him releasing it.
 

DaSDGuy

Well-Known Member
Top committee staff for Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, were briefed in February on intelligence about Russia offering the Taliban bounties in Afghanistan, but he took no action in response to the briefing, multiple intelligence sources familiar with the briefing told The Federalist. The intelligence was briefed to Schiff’s staff during a congressional delegation, or CODEL, trip to Afghanistan in February.

Schiff, who has acknowledged President Donald Trump was never briefed on the so-called intelligence, has thus far refused to disclose that his staff was personally briefed. The revelation raises serious questions that Schiff is once again politicizing, and perhaps even deliberately misrepresenting, key data for partisan gain.

Schiff’s recent complaints that Trump took no action against Russia in response to rumors of Russian bounties are curious given that Schiff himself took no action after his top staff were briefed by intelligence officials. As chairman of the intelligence committee, Schiff had the authority to immediately brief the full committee and convene hearings on the matter. Schiff, however, did nothing. He did not brief his committee on the matter, nor did he brief the gang of 8, which consists of top congressional leadership in both chambers.


https://thefederalist.com/2020/07/02/schiff-learned-of-russian-bounty-intelligence-in-february-withheld-information-from-congress-and-took-no-action/
Meanwhile we hear crickets from crab bait on these facts.
 

SamSpade

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What gets me is, if there was any truth to this story - there'd be a HUGE uptick in killings of American soldiers in Afghanistan - but precisely the opposite has happened.

It's one thing to dismiss it as utter bullchit - but when there's no evidence to support it, it sounds made up.
 

SamSpade

Well-Known Member
He will just claim Trump is

  1. Too Stupid
  2. Didn't Care
  3. Got Mad Anytime a Report Criticized Putin
  4. Didn't Get A Briefing Until After !0 AM
What's weird is, unlike when Hillary was SoS - Trump has been - at least in boots on the ground, missiles deployed, actual factual data - MUCH more tough on Putin that Hillary was. Add to that we're about to move troops from Germany to Poland. For crying out loud, Russia TOOK Crimea without a complaint from Washington - under Obama. Obama ABANDONED Poland - and Georgia. You could hardly ask for a more anatagonistic President than Trump. What has he DONE for Putin?
 
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