Adam Schiff

Adam Schiff


Representing California's 28th Congressional District and Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee.

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It's not too early to conclude a bipartisan after-action review of this crisis will be necessary. To assess what went wrong, what went right, and protect us in the future. The American people deserve no less. I'm circulating a bill to accomplish this:

We're in the eye of the storm now, but we will get through this. And when we do, we'll need to review our Coronavirus response in a nonpartisan fashion to ensure we're better prepared for the next pandemic. I'm working on a bill to establish a 9/11-style commission to do so:

Trump’s dead of night decision to fire ICIG Michael Atkinson is another blatant attempt to gut the independence of the Intelligence Community and retaliate against those who dare to expose presidential wrongdoing. It puts our country and national security at even greater risk.

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Trump just admitted firing Inspector General Atkinson as retribution. “He’s a total disgrace.” Actually, he abided by the law and the complaint was spot on. Someone who follows the law and their conscience is no disgrace. A president that fires him, he’s the disgrace.

Trump's conduct at his coronavirus “briefings”—spreading misinformation, contradicting medical experts, and attacking reporters—demonstrates both a lack of leadership and why we need real oversight. His decisions now are a matter of life and death. Accountability matters.

Thousands in Wisconsin are voting at crowded polling places. During a pandemic. Donning facemasks and risking their health. It doesn’t have to be this way. We need to be prepared for easy and secure vote by mail everywhere in November. It’s not negotiable.

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I say this to the President, and his defenders in Congress: You may think it’s okay how Trump and his associates interacted with Russians during the campaign. I don’t. I think it’s immoral. I think it’s unethical. I think it’s unpatriotic. And yes, I think it’s corrupt.

Donald Trump must be convicted and removed from office. Because he will always choose his own personal interest over our national interest. Because in America, right matters. Truth matters. If not, no Constitution can protect us. If not, we are lost.

After listening to the President’s lawyers opening arguments, I have three observations: They don’t contest the facts of Trump’s scheme. They’re trying to deflect, distract from, and distort the truth. And they are continuing to cover it up by blocking documents and witnesses.

The U.S. government is finally open again. RT if you think Congress should pass legislation to prevent future shutdowns.

It will be said of House Republicans, When they found they lacked the courage to confront the most dangerous and unethical president in American history, They consoled themselves by attacking those who did.

Trump just tweeted: “I stand stronger than anyone in protecting your Healthcare with Pre- Existing Conditions.” How absurd. His Administration is in court—right now—trying to repeal the entire ACA, including protections for pre-existing conditions. No one is fooled.

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