(TotalConservative.com) – Despite the revelations in the long-anticipated report from special counsel John Durham, RussiaGate proponent Adam Schiff is continuing to maintain that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 election from Hillary Clinton, The Epoch Times reported.
When asked about Durham’s conclusion that there was no collusion between Russia and Trump during the 2016 election, Schiff split hairs, telling the Epoch Times that Durham said there wasn’t “evidence” of collusion.
Schiff noted what he called “secret meetings” between former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and a Russian intelligence agent, accusing Manafort of providing internal polling data for battleground states with the agent while that agent’s intelligence unit “was engaged in trying to help Donald Trump win.”
Schiff told the Epoch Times that “most Americans” would see that as “plain collusion.”
However, in his report, Durham notes that the FBI’s own expert on Russian intelligence found no evidence of collusion.
Schiff then brought up the claim that Donald Trump Junior was open to the idea of obtaining dirt on Hillary Clinton from the Russians and arranged a “secret meeting” at Trump Tower to obtain this dirt.
However, in the Durham report, Donald Trump Junior’s name appears only once in a footnote on page 306 which cited the June 9, 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.
Schiff also told the Epoch Times that former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn was involved in the Trump campaign’s collusion with Russia, citing his phone conversations with the Russian ambassador after the 2016 election. Schiff claimed that Flynn and the Russian ambassador were secretly discussing undermining sanctions against Russia over its election interference.
However, the conversations between Flynn and the Russian ambassador occurred after Trump won the 2016 election and were part of Flynn’s work during the transition before Trump was sworn into office.
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