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.
H/T: The Federalist
Asked by a reporter Tuesday if he had any knowledge of the Russia story prior to the New York Times report, Schiff said “I can’t comment on specifics.”
Credibility is not Schiff's strong suit, as the report concludes:
Just as Schiff falsely claimed that he and his staff had no interaction with the anti-Trump leaker behind the impeachment push and falsely claimed he was privy to secret evidence of collusion with Russia, Schiff attacked Trump for not taking action in response to the Russian bounty rumors while refusing to disclose that his own office was briefed in February and did nothing in response.
Intel just reported to me that they did not find this info credible, and therefore did not report it to me or @VP. Possibly another fabricated Russia Hoax, maybe by the Fake News @nytimesbooks, wanting to make Republicans look bad!!! https://t.co/cowOmP7T1S— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 29, 2020
It was **never** supposed to come out that Schiff's own staff had been in Afghanistan in February & were briefed on the Russian bounty info.— Brian Cates //Flynn & Breitbart's Army! (@drawandstrike) July 2, 2020
They tried to cover their tracks and pretend this came up independently of Schiff. That's why the trip isn't in the Congress. Record.
@RepAdamSchiff and the @TheDemocrats are so stupid. Like we wouldn’t find out they knew all along and it has been going on since 2014. Schiff Briefed on Russia-Taliban Bounty Suspicions in February, Withheld Information From Congress https://t.co/jgyI36JuvE via @gatewaypundit— NigelAlbert (@NigelAlbert4) July 2, 2020
This isn’t something that just popped up in the last few weeks or the last few months. Some of this intel actually goes back for several years. Nancy Pelosi had this presented to her as well, in much the same format. So did Adam Schiff. All of us did.https://t.co/1cdc2Dt1cb— Chris Stewart (@StewartforUtah) June 30, 2020
Don't forget Schiff already knew, he was briefed in Afganistan and by the gov. Why didn't you do anything? You knew before anybody else did. You should be investigated.. pic.twitter.com/bqSkZ3XTdq— We the People (@Adiebra) July 2, 2020