Accountability on Capitol Hill is almost as rare as fiscal responsibility and when it comes to what is likely the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people, the Russian collusion fiasco that we now know was a fabrication from Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, none of the key players have been forced to account for their actions.
To be clear, the actions here are centered on the targeting of first, a Republican presidential candidate and later, a sitting United States president, once Donald Trump was elected to office.
This week, U.S. Rep. Anna Paulina Luna, took steps to start the process of accountability, introducing a resolution that would fine U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., $16 million for his claims that Trump colluded with Russia to win the 2016 election, Fox News reported.
This will be a privileged motion to censure & a $16 million dollar fine (half the cost of the Russia hoax investigation) meaning I WILL bring this vote to the house floor. I will not back down from this and I, along with my Republican colleagues, look forward to holding Schiff… pic.twitter.com/m7Pra52bPA
— Anna Paulina Luna (@realannapaulina) May 23, 2023
The dollar figure represents about half of the cost of the federal investigation into the collusion claim, with the network noting that special counsel reports from Robert Mueller and John Durham debunked the claim.
Luna’s resolution said, “American taxpayers paid $32 million to fund the investigation into collusion that was launched as a result of Rep. Schiff’s lies, misrepresentations, and abuses of sensitive information.”
“The GOP Conference agrees that Adam Schiff has betrayed the trust of the American people, purposely abused positions of extreme authority, lied continuously, and as such, must be held to account,” the GOP lawmaker said. “Accordingly, the resolution requires Rep. Schiff to pay a $16 million dollar fine, half of the cost American taxpayers were forced to pay for the Russia hoax investigation.”
Schiff was a key player in the Russian collusion hoax. As chairman of the House Intelligence Committee at the time, he insisted there was “direct evidence” of collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia, as seen here:
Rep. Adam Schiff says the emails from Russians offering the Trump campaign dirt on Hillary Clinton are “direct evidence” of collusion https://t.co/QheiKiQQOI pic.twitter.com/Q6l06nKLzp
— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 3, 2019
The resolution said as House Intel chair, Schiff held a position of “extreme trust” that gave him access to sensitive information not available to others, and Luna said the Democrat “abused this trust.”
“By repeatedly telling these falsehoods, Representative Schiff purposely deceived his Committee, Congress, and the American people,” the resolution said, before adding that he “lent credibility” to the infamous Steele dossier, supported a FISA warrant against Trump aide Carter Page, and publicly accused Page of being a Russian collaborator.
“Representative Schiff exploited his positions on HPSCI to encourage and excuse abusive intelligence investigations of Americans for political purposes,” the document said. “Representative Schiff used his position and access to sensitive information to instigate a fraudulently based investigation, which he then used to amass political gain and fundraising dollars.”
As seen below, Schiff was practically the face of the Russian collusion hoax, and yet he walked away scot-free, as did Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama — it was on his watch that the FBI was used as a political weapon to target a political rival.
Before the Durham report, TV networks allowed Russiagate booster Adam Schiff to claim ‘evidence’ of collusion.
CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC repeatedly invited the top Democrat during the Mueller investigation. pic.twitter.com/n4uvOccrQQ
— 1776 (@TheWakeninq) May 24, 2023
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