House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) continues to push the narrative that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians, this time claiming that there are no patriots in “Trump’s GOP.”
Congressman Schiff took to Twitter to condemn President Donald Trump’s supporters for standing by his side throughout the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The Mueller report revealed there was no evidence that the Trump campaign conspired with the Russian government during the 2016 election.
Despite Mueller’s team of FBI agents and attorneys not finding any evidence, Schiff still thinks Trump’s team colluded and should not be standing by the president.
He took to Twitter to point to three examples of Trump supporters standing by the president and then claimed that Trump supporters are not patriots.
Schiff first pointed to the counselor to the president, Kellyanne Conway, saying she “wouldn’t even acknowledge Russia helped Trump.” Conway — who was the first woman to successfully run a presidential campaign when she led Trump’s team to victory — noted that their strategy won them the election, not Russian assistance.
Watch her interview below:
.@MarthaRaddatz: "Do you accept that Russia worked to help elect Donald Trump?"
Kellyanne Conway: "I think they tried to sow disinformation and discord in our democracy … they were also unsuccessful. Donald Trump won, we didn't need Wikileaks" https://t.co/6Za0HDcHnN pic.twitter.com/hn668c6oZ6
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) April 21, 2019
“I think they tried to sow disinformation and discord in our democracy and we should never allow that from any foreign government or foreign actor. They were also unsuccessful. Donald Trump won, we didn’t need Wikileaks, we had Wisconsin.”
Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, made a similar defense, claiming that it didn’t matter that the Trump campaign benefitted from information gathered by Russians.
Take a look at his remarks:
White House adviser Jared Kushner caused a controversy when he brushed off Russian interference as a “couple of Facebook ads,” but his argument wasn’t that the Russian interference didn’t matter, rather that the resulting division was worse for America than the interference itself.
See what he said:
WATCH: Jared Kushner shares his view that investigations of Russian election influence in the past 2 years have had much harsher impact on democracy "than a couple Facebook ads" from the Russians. https://t.co/13F2pHK2pD pic.twitter.com/wFAcBuzVIm
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) April 23, 2019
“You look at what Russia did, you know, buying some Facebook ads to sow dissent and do it, and it’s a terrible thing, but I think the investigations and all the speculation that’s happened for the last two years had a much harsher impact on our democracy than a couple Facebook ads.”
Despite Trump’s team condemning Russian interference, Schiff maintained their defense of Trump meant that there is “no patriotism in Trump’s GOP.” He claimed there was “only cowardly opportunism.”
On Sunday, Kellyanne Conway wouldn’t even acknowledge Russia helped Trump.
And Rudy Giuliani effectively said it was fine if they did.
Today, Jared Kushner said the attack was no more than a few Facebook ads.
There is no patriotism in Trump’s GOP. Only cowardly opportunism. https://t.co/hYYgLUlUpN
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) April 23, 2019
Schiff claimed that half of the country that backs President Trump is without patriotism, essentially highlighting Kushner’s claim that the resulting division from the Russian interference may have done more damage and sown more division than the interference itself.