Donald Trump Jr. used groundbreaking images of a black hole to joke about Representative Adam Schiff’s (D-Calif.) repeated claims to have seen evidence of collusion between President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and Russia.
The first-ever image of a black hole was released on Wednesday, and Trump Jr. posted on Twitter to use it as an opportunity to poke fun at the lawmaker’s comments.
“So CNN found where Adam [Schiff’s] evidence of collusion went!” he wrote.
Take a look:
So CNN found where Adam schiffs evidence of collusion went!
Black hole photo: View first image captured by Event Horizon telescope – CNN https://t.co/c1OaPCOG2X
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 10, 2019
During Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, Schiff’s claimed on several occasions that he had seen evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
After Mueller’s report was reviewed by Attorney General William Barr, however, it was announced that the investigation found no such evidence. But Schiff doubled down on his claims, as IJR Red previously reported.
Asked Schiff tonight if he would drop his probe after Mueller didn’t find a Trump-Russia conspiracy, and he said: “Our investigation has always focused on counterintelligence issues, that is, is the president or anyone around him compromised in some way. That work has to go on.” pic.twitter.com/JIEKIgveX3
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) March 26, 2019
Schiff claimed that there was “evidence is in plain sight” when asked about his allegations against Trump, despite Barr’s summary stating there was no evidence of collusion with Russia.
“Despite these findings, you continue to proclaim to the media that there is significant evidence of collusion,” Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas) said. “[…] Your willingness to continue to promote a demonstrably false narrative is alarming.”
Rep. Mike @ConawayTX11 to Chair @RepAdamSchiff: "We have no faith in your ability to discharge your duties in a manner consistent with your Constitutional responsibility and urge your immediate resignation as chairman of the committee." pic.twitter.com/ly43qIqByH
— CSPAN (@cspan) March 28, 2019
Schiff also repeated his claims of collusion on Sunday during an interview with Jake Tapper, repeating the narrative that there was evidence.
House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff says he still sees evidence of collusion: “What we’re talking about here is the difference between conduct that rises to the level of criminality and conduct that is deeply unethical, unpatriotic and corrupt that may not be criminal.” #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/WErsG7vhxb
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) April 7, 2019
According to Barr, the redacted report will be released next week and will give a more extensive look at the investigation, yet it is unlikely this will change Schiff’s opinion.