Schiff Dismisses Stefanik’s Claim That Comey Admitted to Circumventing Congress — So She Brings Receipts

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) called out Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) for defending former FBI Director James Comey‘s testimony during a hearing on Wednesday.

The lawmaker pointed out that the former director had admitted to waiting to brief Congress on the investigation into President Donald Trump‘s 2016 campaign:

“It was clear in the open hearing that Director Comey testified that he chose not to brief the Gang of Eight on the opening of the counterintelligence investigations. This has been widely reported, this was an open hearing, and we’ve worked across the aisle on the language to be included in the Intel Authorization Act to ensure that any counterintelligence investigation in a presidential campaign is briefed.”

She argued that similar situations should be prevented in the future by making updates to the procedure.

“So I’d hope you would agree based upon the testimony of Director Comey that he circumvented the process,” Stefanik said. “And in our oversight capacity, I agree with you, we need to have an update to make sure that they’re following those procedures.”

However, Schiff was quick to disagree with her, saying that Comey did not testify that he waited to discuss the probe with congressional leaders at a later date.

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“I would only say that that was not his testimony, that the first time he was briefing the counterintelligence investigation to us was contemporaneous with his disclosing it to the public,” Schiff said.

Stefanik slammed Schiff and spoke out against him, saying that she hoped people would look for the truth themselves.

“I hope that members of the public would go back to Director Comey’s testimony and follow the facts,” she said.

However, Stefanik also took to Twitter afterward to call out Schiff by sharing a video from the 2017 hearing proving her statement was true.

Watch the video below:

“Why was there no notification prior to the recent — the past month?” Stefanik asked Comey during the hearing, with Comey replying that the investigation “was a matter of such sensitivity that we wouldn’t include it in the quarterly briefing.”

As IJR Red reported, Attorney General William Barr has appointed a U.S. attorney to investigate the origins of the probe.

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Anna Accarino
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Anna Accarino

Thank you for following up on this Shiff person.. who is a loser as well as Mr Coney. Also thank you in helping get the real truths out! These people need to be punished for lying and we have to follow the the lower echelons right up to Clinton and Obama. We and our President have had enough. He is doing his best.. but it’s just not good enough. If he had video proof of the whole Iran,Clinton, Benghazi etc, etc. it still wouldn’t pass. Dam shame! Thank you thank you 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

michele Normandin
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michele Normandin

thank you so very much!!!! you have our backs. i stand tall beside you on this the real truth. please can this finnally beome known not hidden away. American truth for a change.

Maryanne Remarchuk
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Maryanne Remarchuk

Keep up the good work, Ms. Stefanik – we need more like you. You are a leader

Maryanne Remarchuk
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Maryanne Remarchuk

Keep up the great work – we need more like you, Ms Stefanik. Thank you

Jimmie
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Jimmie

Schiff and Comey should share a jail cell together where they can exercise their “manly” pursuits by taking turns at playing husband and wife!

Rick M King
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Rick M King

I agree with you for keeping Schiff in his place with his false bravado.

p farrell
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p farrell

It’s about time , only to little to late the Dem’s have had over 2 years of hammering the home the narrative of how bad the republicans are and how to prosecute the President in public opinion.

Steve Sisco
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Steve Sisco

I saw your exchange with Shifty Schiff on CSPAN – you had the facts on your side – Schiff tried to blow it off with his spin. Thanks Congresswoman for keeping this fool in check. Nice to have voice representing NY in Congress. I’m stuck with a real lefty here in Orange County.

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