Conway Calls On Adam Schiff To Resign For Pointing Out Trump’s Concealed Interactions With Russia
Appearing on “Fox & Friends” on Monday, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway lashed out at House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), demanding that he resigns after Attorney General William Barr said a special counsel investigation found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Conway lashed out on “Fox & Friends” at Democrats and media personalities who suggested over the course of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election that the Trump campaign had conspired with Russia, but she went particularly hard after Schiff.
“Adam Schiff should resign,” she said. “He has no right as somebody who has been peddling a lie day after day after day unchallenged. Unchallenged and not under oath. Somebody should have put him under oath and said you have evidence, where is it?”
Conway cited past comments from Schiff in which he said there was plenty of evidence of collusion. The California Democrat has said for months that there is evidence of collusion in “plain sight.”
“He ought to resign today,” Conway said. “He’s been on every TV show 50 times a day for practically the last two years, promising Americans that this president would either be impeached or indicted.”
Barr said on Sunday in a four-page summary that Mueller’s investigation found no evidence that the campaign conspired or coordinated with the Kremlin.
Schiff, one of Trump’s most outspoken critics, said afterword that he trusted Mueller’s judgment but called to see the underlying evidence that led to the special counsel’s decision.
“Mueller did not find sufficient evidence to establish conspiracy, notwithstanding Russian offers to help Trump’s campaign, their acceptance, and a litany of concealed interactions with Russia,” Schiff tweeted. “I trust Mueller’s prosecutorial judgement, but the country must see the evidence.”
Mueller did not find sufficient evidence to establish conspiracy, notwithstanding Russian offers to help Trump’s campaign, their acceptance, and a litany of concealed interactions with Russia.
I trust Mueller’s prosecutorial judgement, but the country must see the evidence.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) March 24, 2019
Schiff’s committee is currently conducting its own Russia investigation. The committee spoke recently with former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen and will hold a hearing with Felix Sater, a businessman involved in efforts to build a Trump property in Moscow.