‘Another Display of Alternative Facts’: Adam Schiff Rips Kellyanne Conway’s Trump Defense

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Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) called out Kellyanne Conway for refusing to admit that President Donald Trump‘s campaign benefitted from Russian interference, a finding made clear in the Mueller report released last week.

“Well, you heard another display of alternative facts from Kellyanne Conway today where she could not even acknowledge that the Russians tried to help the Trump campaign and did provide substantial help to the campaign,” Schiff said on ABC News Sunday.

Schiff appeared for an interview directly after Conway, who defended almost every question about the contents of the Mueller report by focusing back on the fact that the report did not result in any criminal indictments against the president.

The California congressman argued that “there is ample evidence of collusion on plain sight” and said that is separate from proof of a criminal conspiracy.

“That’s a distinction that Bob Mueller made within the first few pages of the report,” he said. “In fact, every act that I’ve pointed to as evidence of collusion had now been brought up by the report.”

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Conway, on the other hand, said she believed the report was a complete exoneration of the president in terms of collusion, criminal conspiracy, and obstruction of justice, even though the report specifically said it did not exonerate Trump of obstruction of justice claims.

“The word exoneration was unnecessary in the Mueller report, and I would say inappropriate,” Conway argued.

Conway did admit that the Russian government had the intent to interfere in the election, but she says it didn’t work.

“They were unsuccessful,” she claimed. “We didn’t need WikiLeaks we had Wisconsin. He won because he was the better the candidate with a better message.”

When ABC News host Martha Raddatz pointed our Conway herself retweeted posts from Russian trolls during the election, she replied, “How would I know that?”

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Frank Whiteman
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Adam Schiff is another lawyer from California who talks about evidence but never shows any. Witch Hunt by Mueller is completed , and is final. Now read it, for any answers, and if you can’t get someone to read it to you. All he DNC committee members have had opportunity to ask, and be satisfied. Barr and Mueller have done their job, and now have other things to do. Clinton will be exposed by Judicial Watch, and Inspector Generals working that now. .

Chrissy
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One more time. No one influenced my decision to vote AGAINST Hillary Clinton. When are the investigations going to start against her?

Phyllis Softa
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When you provide the evidence that members of the Clinton campaign met with foreign adversaries to sabotage the Trump campaign and publicly ask Iran, NK, or China to release hacked emails. What is it that you believe she did? Your question is telling that you rely upon news outlets that make a living off of propaganda & conspiracies. Are you really certain that no one influenced your vote? You simply waited all your life to vote for a corrupt businessman & TV reality host?

WellHungChad
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The Hillary campaign may have been stupid but not stupid enough to meet with Russian operatives directly. That’s why they went through Fusion GPS. Or didn’t you get that memo? It’s WELL documented!!
What part of having an illegal server per State Department rules don’t you understand??? It doesn’t fucking matter who hacked Hillary’s emails, the fact is SHE made them available to hack!! That’s why State has rules…that Hillary issued a memo to enforce, but violated herself!!

Phyllis Softa
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What part of “illegal server” did the FBI attorneys miss? WHY is it Fusion GPS, Christopher Steele, or Hillary’s fault the opposition research revealed Trump DID have a business deal in Russia during the campaign or that Trump campaign members met with Russians? GPS, Steele, nor Hillary forced Trump to lie about it. Was the opposition research made public BEFORE the election?

banstan
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“When you provide the evidence”, let me remind you philly, it’s not up to Chrissy to provide evidence. The evidence is in the documents you have stated here you have read. It’s not Chrissy’s fault you are blind.

Chrissy
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Thank you @banstan.

banstan
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Your welcome.

Phyllis Softa
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What about her welcome? Or did you mean you’re welcome?

banstan
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WTF?

Phyllis Softa
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If you recall elementary school English class. Your is the possessive form and you’re is the contraction of you are.

banstan
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Glad I could make you feel smarter than you really are.

banstan
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Talk about stooping to a new low. Oooops, you’ve already reached lower than that idiotic insult. I bet you are gonna tell everyone here you’ve NEVER mis-spelled a word.

Phyllis Softa
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I am blind? Is that because I do not look at Trump’s words and actions as behavior I will be willing to accept from ANY future POTUS? You folks are setting the standards for what is acceptable. Keep in mind, when Obama wore a tan suit, it set conservative media’s hair on fire. 10,837 lies & you claim it’s fine with you. Don’t you ever tire of “Phil, where’s your evidence?” while claiming Trumpsters don’t need evidence to base accusation simply because you folks don’t care about facts?

Chrissy
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You response is obvious that you didn’t read my post very clearly, @Phyllis. I have studied HRC extensively and therefore voted against her. The way she treated Bill’s sexual victims was enough and should be enough for any woman. Her “every sexual assault victim should be believed” should have included the caveat “except my husband’s victims”. By the way, I live on an island, and don’t have any news outlets. I do my own research by reading, including her own. The DNC chose a flawed candidate.

James
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Lecherous Bill’s activities is only a minuscule part of how unqualified and unfit Hillary is. Her disdain for the police and military; her foul mouthed language (she reportedly told a young Marine guard who spoke “Good Morning, Ma’am” to her that he should STFU); these Secret Service Agents assigned to guard her considered the assignment to be punishment (she hated them also) along with her many criminal activities from being First Lady in Arkansas through to those in the State Dept.

James
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It has also been reported (in print) while in college in 1969, HRC followed Saul Alinsky around picking his brain on how to become a radical and how to destroy Government from the inside (as POTUS?). She was one of a very few who read Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” manuscript before it was published in 1971. HRC and #44 were strict followers of Alinsky’s 13 radical rules and #44 used the book as a classroom guide while a “community organizer” (aka civil agitator).

Phyllis Softa
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HRC wrote her senior thesis on a critique of Alinsky’s tactics. Have you read it? What have you discerned to be HRC’S personal views? How did you research your senior thesis topic? What is Trump’s senior thesis topic? Has ANYONE read it, or is it blocked along with his grades? Since Trump did not graduate with honors, unlike HRC, he would not have graduated in the top 5% of his class. What were the civil agitations in Chicago Obama promoted?

banstan
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Another left field RANT after you have NOTHING for Chrissy. A really pathetic response to try to turn this into Trump’s senior thesis. “Since Trump did not graduate with honors, unlike HRC, he would not have graduated in the top 5% of his class.” Just WHAT does THAT have to do with ANYTHING TODAY, philly. Rant, deflect, rant, deflect, yada, yada, yada. That’s ALL you say, philly.

Phyllis Softa
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I realize you do not like it when I point out your mistakes, but the response was to James’s posting on HRC’s thesis, Chrissy never mentions it. I would like to point out that it was Trump that demanded Obama’s grades needed to be made public. I get it that you have one standard for Obama and one for Trump BUT should not you hold Trump to the standards HE set? His grades. His golf. His vacations? Can you see Trump if Obama had not released his taxes?

Phyllis Softa
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Are you saying you did research on 1 candidate, then voted for the other? Or are you saying that your research on Trump failed to reveal that he was fined 750,000 for FTC violations. $200,000 fined for NJ state discrimination laws? $450,000 for violating cash gifts to casino highrollers? 1 million fine for violating federal fair housing laws? Nonpayment of illegal Polish workers? 16 sexual assault accusations? Fines & accusations weren’t against his wives, so you were okay?

James
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I doubt the lady watches or listens to CNN; the lowest rated noise on the tube; but the highest rated in fake news. You really need to get some facts about how great our President is and not walk in lockstep with your propaganda handlers. America wins; you lose.

Phyllis Softa
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What did you win with Tax reform? Is it paying for itself? Is Trump on track to pay off the national debt? Will he pay off the $2 T he ADDED? How are the farmers winning under Trump’s trade war?–would they rather sell their soybeans to China or accept the SOCIALISM of the $12 B subsidies? If car fuel efficiency standards for new cars is lower, how are you winning with higher gas prices AND more frequent trips to the pump? Is US tourism winning with 13% FEWER tourist visa request?

Phyllis Softa
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Which of Trump’s anti-immigration policies has deterred asylum seekers? Who is winning of immigration? Who is winning with the rise of hate crimes? Not the Jews who are currently victims in 50% of those crimes. Who is winning with global respect of US leadership breaking GW Bush’s low record of 34%—Trump is at 27%! WHAT is it that you perceive the US was won with Trump? The only thing I can think of is the Crime Reform Act and the end of obtuse claims of phony economic #’s & BC’s.

James
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Judicial Watch – the Conservative WatchDog group in DC – has been deeply involved in digging up the dirt HRC tried to hide by deleting 33,000 emails and destroying her phones and internet equipment. JW was the first to uncover her illegal server. JW currently has several dozen FOIA’s aimed at HRC and State to prepare for a hearing to indict her. JW has already interviewed HRC several times along with written questions sent to her. It’s only a matter of time before the other shoe drops.

Judy
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Schiff has been claiming for years that he, along with the Democrats, have proof of President Trump and Russian collusion. Why is he refusing to present that proof that he claims to have and why didn’t he release it to Mueller while the investigation was still going on. Clearly he has been lying through his teeth to the American people and the rest of the world. Just as clearly is that he should not be in any position to receive or review any security documents related to the United States.

Phyllis Softa
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Apparently not only did you NOT read the Mueller report, you did not read the article. In Lizzie’s reporting, Schiff clearly states the examples were listed in the Mueller report. If you read Mueller’s conclusion, the Trumps’ stupidity protected them criminal charges.

James
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It all depends on how you twist the facts to suit your agenda. Schiff probably had every fourth or fifth paragraph read to him to arrive at his usual, asinine conclusion.

Phyllis Softa
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Rep. Schiff is a graduate of Stanford, then Harvard Law. He was a prosecutor for the US Attorney’s office in LA. before becoming US Representative.He is currently chair of House Intel Committee. One is NOT able to hold those positions without the ability to read & focus. What we have learned in the last last 2 yrs 3 months is that a real estate mogul ,TV reality show host, & now POTUS does NOT require reading skills.BUT it would be great if the next candidate you support can READ.

banstan
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Rep. Schiff is an out and out liar. Too bad there is not a degree in that because you could brag about that one for him, too, philly.

Phyllis Softa
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If there is an honorary degree out there for liar, Rep. Schiff wouldn’t stand a chance against Trump’s 10, 111 count in 828 days, which was 5 days ago. 5 days ago was before Trump’s 60 tweet storm, so hard to guess how many additional Bottomless Pinocchios he earned this week. If you provide specifics on Rep Schiff’s “out and out” lies, I would love to fact check them for you.

WellHungChad
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If Schiff’s proofs of collusion were listed in Mueller’s report, then why couldn’t he commit to collusion? Why was he undecided on collusion in his report? He was clearly FULL of OPINIONS, but short on FACTS!!! Once again, SyPhyllis, you’re full of sh!t!!!

Phyllis Softa
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IF YOU READ the first pages of the Mueller report, it answers your question. The question I have for you, is will you return to sanity and reality once Trump leaves office? OR is this mental inability to accept facts permanent?

James
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Right. Schiff needs to either put up or shut up. All he’s done is talk, talk, talk.

banstan
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Schitt “needs to either put up or shut up.” Pretty much down to the brass tacks. He will NEVER put up because he has nothing. He’s been called on a bluff and he is stalling on showing his cards because he KNOWS he has ZERO, ZILCH. His political career is going away right before his eyes.

Phyllis Softa
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How much of the Mueller report have you actually read?

banstan
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Which part? The part muellar actually had some input in, or, the part written by Andrew Weissmann?

Phyllis Softa
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So Robert Mueller delegated writing the report to Andrew Weissmenn? — Was this voluntary, or did Weissmann hold Mueller hostage until the report was released to Barr?

banstan
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To answer your question, BOTH.

banstan
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AND I still have serious problems about the conclusions you draw from your so-called reading of the same material.

Phyllis Softa
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For example? Give me a conclusion and a page number you see as contradicting my conclusion. .

Phyllis Softa
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Did not want you to forget I am still waiting on those conclusions and page numbers.

banstan
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philly, i disagree with EVERY conclusion you draw. PERIOD. And I don’t care the least bit about what you are waiting for.

Phyllis Softa
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BUT, 3 days ago you posted that you still “have serious problems” with my conclusions. I want to help you with those “serious problems.”

Chrissy
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No you don’t. You like to engage people on this site. From picking apart their spelling to actually entertaining the idea that you’re going to change anyone’s mind. You are here for you- not to “help” anyone.

Phyllis Softa
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I’m perplexed by a notion you believe you know ME well enough to claim to know WHY I’m here. If you share your foundation for the logical process to your conclusion, I would enjoy reading it. Ban, is either boycotting google or prefers to not engage his search engine. I provide HIM with the details he requests on background for my assertions. I don’t provide everyone at IJR with this service, & my post was directed to Ban. I have NOT asked ANYONE to think WHAT I do. I do ask them to THINK.

banstan
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Your unwarranted sense of self-importance and your false sense of superior intellect comes reeking through, AGAIN.

Phyllis Softa
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You really need to address your issues with self esteem. I am not going to dumb it down any lower than I already do simply to make you believe your issue has gone away. One does not require college degrees in order to deploy the common sense. they were born with.

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