Schiff: Barr’s Statement on China Election Security Threat Is ‘Blatantly False’

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is making it clear he thinks Russia is trying to sow misinformation in the upcoming election more than China. He accused Attorney General William Barr of “flat-out” misleading the American people regarding what country is a bigger election security threat.

Barr was asked by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer during an interview on September 2 which country — out of Russia, China, and Iran — is the “most aggressive” when it comes to alleged interference in the U.S. elections.

“I believe it’s China,” Barr responded, adding, “Because I’ve seen intelligence. That’s what I’ve concluded.”

Schiff was asked during a CNN interview on Sunday if he has seen evidence that China is a bigger election security threat than Russia in the upcoming presidential election. However, the Democratic lawmaker slapped down that claim.

“That’s just a plain false statement by the attorney general. A flat-out false statement,” Schiff said. “What Bill Barr just did in that statement was just flat out mislead the American people with a blatantly false statement.”

Schiff then claimed that Barr is trying to help President Donald Trump’s reelection.

“Apparently Bill Barr is ready to do anything or say anything to help Donald Trump.”

Asked if the attorney general is lying, Schiff answered, “That is basically what he is doing. And I hesitate to say that, but it is the reality.”

Watch Schiff’s interview below:

The Department of Homeland Security issued a warning on Thursday that Russia has sought to spread “disinformation” that mail-in voting will lead to widespread fraud, according to an intelligence bulletin obtained by ABC News.

The bulletin notes, “We assess that Russia is likely to continue amplifying criticisms of vote-by-mail and shifting voting processes amidst the COVID-19 pandemic to undermine public trust in the electoral process.”

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) weighed in on potential election interference when she was asked about DHS’s bulletin during a CNN interview.

Asked if she is “worried that Russia interference could cost you the election,” Harris responded, “I am clear that Russia interfered in the election of the president of the United States in 2016.”

She continued, “I serve on the Senate Intelligence Committee. We have published detailed reports about exactly what we believe happened. And I do believe that there will be foreign interference in the 2020 election and that Russia will be at the front of the line.”

See Harris’ comments below:

Asked again if it could cost Harris and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden the White House, Harris said, “Theoretically, of course.”

Responses

  1. Lying Paul The Emeffer: lots of people made mistakes while trying to understand a “novel” coronavirus. Novel, in this case, means new.

    YOUR concern SHOULD be centered on how >King Donald The Loser< adapted to learning new information and figuring out how to change his tactics in dealing with it. The problem is that he hasn't changed to this day. He STILL is incompetent and WE keep on dying BECAUSE of that fact.

  2. Phyllis was it the Republicans who criticized Trump for shutting down travel from China and Europe in the early stages of the virus migration? No they condemned him for it! Time to think back before you write your crap.

  3. Obsidian, is it your understanding that it was DEMOCRATS that claimed China was being transparent and Xi and Trump had COVID-19 “under control”?? Was it your understanding that it was REPUBLICANS that attempted to get Trump to take the threat of a pandemic seriously and Trump and FOX responded “Republican hoax”? Sorry, that is NOT what the history books will reflect.
    The history books will also NOT reflect that it was China or Ukraine that interfered in the 2016 election. It will reflect the findings of the U.S. Intel Community, the Mueller Report, the House and Senate Intel Committee findings that regardless of what Trump , Nunes or Barr claimed to believe, it was RUSSIA.

  4. “besides Biden didn’t say crap when China hack the OPM and stole 22 million id’s from federal workers under obama” Darryll

    I am confused, Darryll.

    Why would a Veep, any Veep, HAVE a reason to say anything about this particular hack? Do YOU have any reason to suspect or know why Joke Biden didn’t comment on the hack? Did anyone even ask him why he never commented on the hack or are YOU needlessly speculating about it just to raise false concerns about him?

    I looked for any comment about this particular hack and there is very little public knowledge about it, in general, so I suspect that YOU are trying to slam Biden over it when, in fact, he had little, or more likely nothing, to do with it.

    If YOU have something anything enlightening to add here, now is your chance, Darryll.

  5. Of course Schiff would say Russia is, he doesn’t want people to focus on anything that will show Biden in the light of truth, besides Biden didn’t say crap when China hack the OPM and stole 22 million id’s from federal workers under obama

  6. I think Adam Schiff did an excellent job of showing the world his true colors with the impeachment “whine cellar’ hearings.

  7. Poor little Johnny boy is back spewing his bullshit. That’s all he has, as he eats his own shit every day. JOHNNY BOY YOU ARE A TOTAL WASTE OF OXYGEN. The poor little guy just likes to eat his own shit. I hope you have a miserable life full of pain, and if we are lucky a complete lack of oxygen. Continue on playing in your little bitty sad box. YOU ARE THE PERFECT EXAMPLE OF A LOSER. Cockroaches are better than you are. POS…..

  8. I was going to say its all a bunch of lies. but Schiff is an expert on lying and misleading so he would know.

  9. Hey idiot you’re full of SCHIFF!!!!! You hesitate because you know you’re the one who’s lying!!!

  10. Wow, these comments read like a liberal circle jerk, with Joe Biden as the spank bank.

  11. Phyllis: King Donald The Loser isn’t all that bright, and he really isn’t all that ambitious, unless something involves him and money, so my bet would be on Russia being more ambitious here.

  12. I still haven’t determined if Russia is spreading Trump conspiracies or Trump is spreading Russian conspiracies. Anyone figure it out yet?

  13. Candy Barr is a worth less than shit NAZI TRAITOR.

    Just like his Sugar Daddy trumphuhk.

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