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Whether the additional party or parties present during the meeting with these top Trump campaign personnel at the time Donald Trump had seized the nomination were connected directly with Russia intelligence or not, it is clear the Kremlin got the message that Donald Trump welcomed the help of the Russian government in providing dirt on Hillary Clinton.

Adam Schiff

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4 months ago

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This is not putting America first, but continuing to propagate his own personal fiction at the country’s expense.

Adam Schiff

Found on FOX News
4 months ago

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The President's comments today, again casting doubt on whether Russia was behind the blatant interference in our election and suggesting – his own intelligence agencies to the contrary – that nobody really knows, continue to directly undermine U.S. interests.

Adam Schiff

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4 months ago

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I think that would be a terrible abdication of our global leadership when it comes to advocating for people who are the subject of persecution.

Adam Schiff

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6 months ago

Politics

Enough is enough, Congress really needs to get to the bottom of this.

Adam Schiff

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6 months ago

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But nonetheless, he fired the top cop on that investigation, and I think no one believes this was about Hillary Clinton's emails, I think it was all about the Russia case.

Adam Schiff

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6 months ago

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I don't think anyone finds that credible, and certainly not after getting a completely different explanation yesterday or the day before.

Adam Schiff

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6 months ago

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I do think we need to learn more about the circumstances that led to the director's firing.

Adam Schiff

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6 months ago

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For her to say Comey was guilty of some 'atrocity'? it's embarrassing.

Adam Schiff

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6 months ago

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We want to make sure the conclusions the intelligence community reached are supported by the underlying raw data. We also were obviously very interested in the US government response when we knew the Russians had hacked us, as well as the issue of whether US persons affiliated with the Trump campaign were coordinating in any way, i think the witnesses were responsive to those questions.

Adam Schiff

Found on CNN
6 months ago

Politics

Director Comey testified that Director Comey choice was to ‘ conceal or speak ’ about the Hillary Clinton investigation in the latter two weeks of the campaign, this highly-loaded description meant to justify the decision Director Comey made in the waning days of the presidential campaign is a poor characterization of the choice Director Comey faced. Schiff said the.

Adam Schiff

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6 months ago

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For far too long, Congress has abdicated its constitutional responsibility to authorize military action abroad, effectively ceding the war-making power to the Executive Branch.

Adam Schiff

Found on CNN
6 months ago

Politics

Nevertheless, this missile strike and the military action of our forces already in Syria, have yet to be authorized by Congress, congress cannot abdicate its responsibility any longer and should vote on any use of force not made in self defense. This is necessary whether action is taken against terrorist groups or, as here, against regime capabilities.

Adam Schiff

Found on CNN
7 months ago

Politics

The President, when I met with him, said that he is happy to have whoever we wanted review the documents. His staff has opposed that, they were opposed to even letting my own staff review the documents, my staff director, so we're still trying to get those documents for the full committee, we would like the White House's help if they are sincere about wanting to share this information and have the oversight functions performed, they are to be facilitating this.

Adam Schiff

Found on CNN
7 months ago

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I want the full committees to be able to see that, and we're meeting resistance, if these documents are so damning or so indicating of the President, as he suggests, why are they opposing efforts to provide them to the full committee? I think that's a question worthy of the White House answering.

Adam Schiff

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7 months ago

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The White House clearly only wanted one person to see these documents, and that person was our chairman.

Adam Schiff

Found on CNN
7 months ago

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If he's going to make accusations of criminality of anyone, he needs to show evidence to support that kind of a charge, obviously, that's not something he was either able or willing to do with respect to his accusations against Obama. It's not something I suspect he's going to be able to do with Susan Rice either.

Adam Schiff

Found on CNN
7 months ago

Politics

This action is long overdue and follows an inexplicable series of events in which the White House played a role in selectively and surreptitiously providing the documents to our Chairman (Nunes), the White House has yet to explain why it attempted to conceal its role in the compilation of these materials. The White House is not a whistleblower and nothing that I was shown justifies such duplicitous conduct.

Adam Schiff

Found on CNN
7 months ago

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It certainly is an attempt to distract and to hide the origin of the materials, to hide the White House hand, the question is, of course, why? And I think the answer to the question is this effort to point the Congress in other directions, basically say, 'Don't look at me. Don't look at Russia. There is nothing to see here.'.

Adam Schiff

Found on CNN
7 months ago

Politics

I think we start out with a very healthy skepticism, we don't want to do anything that will interfere in any case that the Justice Department may decide to bring.

Adam Schiff

Found on CNN
7 months ago

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Whenever they see the President use the word 'fake,' it ought to set off alarm bells.

Adam Schiff

Found on CNN
7 months ago

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If that was designed to hide the origin of the materials, that raises profound questions about just what the White House is doing that need to be answered, i have asked the White House for their assistance in answering those questions.

Adam Schiff

Found on CNN
7 months ago

Politics

We're doing our best to try and get the investigation back on track, we're in the process of exchanging witness lists and are going to see if by the end of the day we can agree on at least a common set of initial witnesses.

Adam Schiff

Found on CNN
7 months ago

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Ultimately the speaker and the chair decide who they want to run this investigation and they'll have to articulate why and how they feel that can be done credibly, but our job is to do everything in our power to be responsible to go forward and be constructive and that's what we're doing.

Adam Schiff

Found on CNN
7 months ago

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I think that we certainly had agreement today that the witnesses that we feel are appropriate, they won't stand in our way, and we feel the same way about witnesses they want to call, so I think that was an encouraging sign.

Adam Schiff

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7 months ago

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It certainly was a part of our discussion, but beyond what we agreed to do, or hope to achieve to do by the end of the day, I really don't want to get into specifics.

Adam Schiff

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7 months ago

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We are scheduled to talk tomorrow, i hope that we can somehow get back on track. ... The chairman is going to have to find a way to lift this cloud.

Adam Schiff

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7 months ago

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I can only conclude that it really doesn't show what it's being purported to show.

Adam Schiff

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7 months ago

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I can't overlook if the chairman of our committee is going to freelance in this way.

Adam Schiff

Found on CNN
7 months ago

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You'd have to go back to Watergate to find something truly analogous, and we need to find away to bring back that bipartisan ethic and commitment to this investigation.

Adam Schiff

Found on CNN
7 months ago

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We certainly welcome the director to come back, but not in lieu of a public hearing.

Adam Schiff

Found on CNN
7 months ago

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Whether the White House's desire to avoid a public claim of executive privilege to keep her from providing the full truth on what happened contributed to the decision to cancel today's hearing, we do not know, but we would urge that the open hearing be rescheduled without further delay and that Ms. Yates be permitted to testify freely and openly.

Adam Schiff

Found on CNN
7 months ago

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We've reached the point, after the events of this week, where it would be very difficult to maintain the credibility of the investigation if the chairman did not recuse himself from matters involving either the Trump campaign or the Trump transition team of which he was a member, the questions are profound enough that I think we need to move past it, and ideally that would mean the chairman ought to recuse himself, not only from the investigation involving potential coordination or collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians, but also any oversight of minimization issues affecting the Trump transition since he was a member of that Trump transition team.

Adam Schiff

Found on CNN
7 months ago

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The questions are profound enough that I think we need to move past it, and ideally that would mean the chairman ought to recuse himself, not only from the investigation involving potential coordination or collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians, but also any oversight of minimization issues affecting the Trump transition since he was a member of that Trump transition team.

Adam Schiff

Found on CNN
7 months ago

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After much consideration, and in light of the Chairman's admission that he met with his source of information at the White House, I believe that the Chairman should recuse himself from any further involvement in the Russia investigation, as well as any involvement in oversight of matters pertaining to any incidental collection of the Trump transition, as he was also a key member of the transition team.

Adam Schiff

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7 months ago

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This is not a recommendation I make lightly, as the chairman and I have worked together well for several years; and I take this step with the knowledge of the solemn responsibility we have on the Intelligence Committee to provide oversight on all intelligence matters, not just to conduct the investigation.

Adam Schiff

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7 months ago

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Democrats feel that if we're not engaged in this investigation, no one will be, there are some, I'm sure in this building, who would like nothing more than this investigation to go away.

Adam Schiff

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7 months ago

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We still really want this investigation to be non-partisan, and what the chairman did this week makes that very hard.

Adam Schiff

Found on CNN
7 months ago

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We continue to get new information that, I think, paints a more complete picture of at least what we know at the outset of our investigation.

Adam Schiff

Found on CNN
8 months ago

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If we are listening to two foreign spies, for example, talking to each other on foreign soil or two representatives of a foreign government, and they mention a US person -- that is incidental collection.

Adam Schiff

Found on CNN
8 months ago

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I would certainly like to have Flynn come in, but I haven't talked to the chairman about dates or witness order or any of those issues yet.

Adam Schiff

Found on CNN
8 months ago

Politics

The unclassified intelligence assessment doesn't discuss the issue of US person coordination with the Russians, and I assume that's because, at the time of the report in January of this year, that was under an investigation that you have now disclosed, is that right?

Adam Schiff

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8 months ago

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Then, later in August, Stone does something truly remarkable, when he predicts that John Podesta's personal emails will soon be published. 'Trust me, it will soon be Podesta's time in the barrel. #Crooked Hillary,'.

Adam Schiff

Found on CNN
8 months ago

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Is it possible that all of these events and reports are completely unrelated. ... Yes, it is possible, it is also possible, maybe more than possible, that they are not coincidental, not disconnected and not unrelated and that the Russians used the same techniques to corrupt US persons that they employed in Europe and elsewhere. We simply don't know, not yet, and we owe it to the country to find out.

Adam Schiff

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8 months ago

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Many of Trump's campaign personnel, including the President himself, have ties to Russia and Russian interests. This is, of course, no crime.

Adam Schiff

Found on CNN
8 months ago

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There is direct evidence, I think, of deception and that’s where we begin the investigation.

Adam Schiff

Found on FOX News
8 months ago

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The wrecking ball it created now has banged into our British allies and our German allies, it's continuing to grow in terms of damage, and he needs to put an end to this, now maybe this is the way he conducted his real estate business, with half-truths and sometimes no-truths and a lot of bluster. That, in my opinion, is no way to run a business. But it's an even worse way to run a country.

Adam Schiff

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8 months ago

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At the outset of the investigation, there was circumstantial evidence of collusion. There was direct evidence, I think, of deception, and that's where we begin the investigation.

Adam Schiff

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8 months ago

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And that's where we begin the investigation.

Adam Schiff

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8 months ago

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It's one thing if the President has a detailed and thoughtful conversation with the intelligence community about what to declassify, what to release to the public, but if, on the other hand, this was simply the President looking for an opportunity to attack his predecessor, and giving little thought to the consequences of what he might be disclosing, that is a big problem.

Adam Schiff

Found on CNN
8 months ago

Politics

This is not something that should be done off-the-cuff by the President of the United States just looking for a cheap shot at his predecessor.

Adam Schiff

Found on CNN
8 months ago

Politics

It concerns me greatly that this President, after criticizing so many others about leaking potentially classified information should be discussing things that may very well be classified in such a cavalier fashion.

Adam Schiff

Found on CNN
8 months ago

Politics

We're going to be able to ask the director of the FBI … is there any truth of this? Have they seen any evidence of this? and I think on March 20, if not before, we'll be able to put this to rest.

Adam Schiff

Found on FOX News
8 months ago

Politics

If we don't confront him on this, you can expect he's going to make other equally false claims in the future and this is not only hurting him but it's hurting the presidency, it's hurting our credibility around the world.

Adam Schiff

Found on CNN
8 months ago

World

I think what Sean Spicer and the President wanted was to take this spurious claim and try to bury it in a closed hearing in the intelligence committee. We're not going to allow that to happen. We're going to air this very publicly.

Adam Schiff

Found on CNN
8 months ago

World

The President has asked our committee to investigate this, mr. President, we accept.

Adam Schiff

Found on CNN
8 months ago

Politics

We know that country of origin is a poor predictor of a propensity to commit acts of terror. If it were, Pakistan has been a far more problematic source of attack planning and would be at the top of the President's list, but that country merits not even a mention in the order.

Adam Schiff

Found on CNN
8 months ago

Politics

If they say they are going to conduct this investigation by the book, I believe that's what's going to happen.

Adam Schiff

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1 year ago

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I think both of them wish their airplanes had never come anywhere near each other.

Adam Schiff

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1 year ago

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Whether this attack was also ISIS-directed, remains to be determined. I ’m confident that we will know much more in the coming hours and days.

Adam Schiff

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1 year ago

Politics

At this point, we still can't corroborate the theory that terrorism brought it down or there was some structural problem with the plane, certainly, the backdrop is suggestive of terrorism in the sense that we have the Russian plane in Sharm el-Sheikh and we have the aspiration we've seen time and time again, not only of ISIL( Islamic State) now but of AQAP( al Qaeda), still very potent and still very determined to bring down aircraft.

Adam Schiff

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1 year ago

Technology

If terrorism was indeed the cause, it would reveal a whole new level of vulnerability to aircraft – not only from those flights originating in the Middle East, but to those departing from the heart of Europe and with, at least in theory, far better airport defenses.

Adam Schiff

Found on Reuters
1 year ago

Industrials

The consensus of Syria experts is that the civil war cannot end so long as Bashar al-Assad remains in power, now, with his protector leaving, Assad may have to be more amenable to a phasing out of his rule.

Adam Schiff

Found on CNN
1 year ago

Politics

Addressing the use of social media by terrorists will require a sustained and cooperative effort between the technology sector, the Intelligence Community, and law enforcement.

Adam Schiff

Found on Reuters
1 year ago

Company News

It's important to remember that none of these emails had any classification markings at the time they were sent, and Secretary Clinton and her staff were responding to world events in real time without the benefit of months of analysis after the fact.

Adam Schiff

Found on CNN
1 year ago

US News

Well, this was in the context of do we go after [Syrian President Bashar] Assad or do we go after ISIS; can we do both? And her answer was basically we need to do both, and now for the first time we have a political process at the United Nations that ought to bring an end to both.

Adam Schiff

Found on FOX News
1 year ago

Politics

If someone is brought in for an interview, for example, and is asked about their views on things, but as posted things that are completely contrary to the interview, frankly, I have much more faith in what they posted than what they say in the course of an interview.

Adam Schiff

Found on FOX News
1 year ago

Politics

There are things that may have alerted law enforcement to an issue with Farook, but I don’t know that we know enough to say that these were apparent without the advantage of hindsight.

Adam Schiff

Found on FOX News
1 year ago

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I think [FBI Director James Comey] stated publicly in the past that there have been contacts with people of interest to the bureau but not to read too much into that.

Adam Schiff

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1 year ago

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I … think that ISIS may have concluded that the best way to defeat airport defenses is not to go through them, but to go around them with the help of somebody on the inside, and if that's the case, I think there are probably at least a dozen airports in the region and beyond that are vulnerable to the same kind of approach, which is exactly why we have to harden those defenses.

Adam Schiff

Found on FOX News
2 years ago

Politics

I continue to believe that we must not commit ground combat forces to the fight in Syria or Iraq.

Adam Schiff

Found on CNN
2 years ago

Politics

We don't know what we're looking for, we can't put an end date on it because we don't know what this committee is supposed to look for. Apart from damaging Hillary Clinton, it has no reason for existence.

Adam Schiff

Found on CNN
2 years ago

Politics

We know that these radical Islamic groups like al Qaeda and ISIS would love to get their hands on radioactive materials to fashion some sort of bomb, we've had a number of scenarios since the collapse of the Soviet Union where there have been sales or purported sales.

Adam Schiff

Found on CNN
2 years ago

World

Should they get this material and go to Times Square or the financial district, they could render these areas uninhabitable for some time.

Adam Schiff

Found on CNN
2 years ago

World

They don't trust her because what they found out about the server and everything else, would you ever have found that out had you not gathered the information from Benghazi Select Committee?

Adam Schiff

Found on CNN
2 years ago

Politics

The agency advised those affected to monitor their bank accounts for unusual activity, and to request a credit report along with other safeguards against fraud. The Associated Press, which first reported the breach, cited officials saying that the breach could potentially affect every federal agency. One key question is whether intelligence agency employee information was stolen. This is an attack against the nation, said Ken Ammon, chief strategy officer of software security company Xceedium, who added that the stolen information could be used to impersonate or blackmail federal employees with access to sensitive information. The FBI said in a statement that The FBI was working with interagency partners to investigate the breach, while the DHS said it was continuing to monitor federal networks for suspicious activity and is working aggressively to investigate the extent of the breach. Responding to news of the breach, Congressman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., called on Senate Intelligence Committee to pass cybersecurity legislation passed by the House earlier in the year. This bill will not be a panacea for the broad cyber threats we face, but it is one important piece of armor in our defenses that must be put in place – now.

Adam Schiff

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2 years ago

Politics

I do n’t think we’re winning, but I would n’t say we’re losing either.

Adam Schiff

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2 years ago

Politics

I don't think it signals a wholsesale effort to mount lots of special operations efforts like we had in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Adam Schiff

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2 years ago

Politics

The risks go up the more you conduct these kinds of operations, the more you see the potential of being pulled in.

Adam Schiff

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2 years ago

Politics

The longer we go into this conflict without a resolution, the more members become comfortable with the status quo and failure to act ... that would be an appalling result.

Adam Schiff

Found on Reuters
2 years ago

Politics

I'm very skeptical about our ability to rewrite the 2001 authorization after we go through a debate on the ISIL operation, i'm not sure we have the appetite to go through another round.

Adam Schiff

Found on FOX News
2 years ago

Politics

It is my hope that the administration will be willing to accept important limits in a new authorization as well as the sunset or repeal of the old [ authorizations ], as this will be necessary to ensure strong bipartisan support and meet the goals the president set last summer of refining and repealing the prior authorizations.

Adam Schiff

Found on FOX News
2 years ago

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Now, after learning that we have been excluded from parts of the investigation, and that the majority has held secret interviews with key witnesses and withheld information. I fear this skepticism may have been all too justified.

Adam Schiff

Found on FOX News
2 years ago

Politics

The sectarian dynamic is likely to become far more problematic, and we learned in Iraq, that's a recipe for disaster.

Adam Schiff

Found on FOX News
2 years ago

U.S.

It's tough though, particularly when we don't have great intelligence in places like Syria to identify what's happened to Americans who have gone overseas to fight, very opaque and difficult to track. That problem is magnified a hundred times in Europe, where people can travel freely with a passport.

Adam Schiff

Found on FOX News
2 years ago

World

I think you end up funding other hostage taking and the cycle just perpetuates itself, so I think our decision is the right one, rather, try to rescue our hostages than pay ransoms, and, of course, prospectively trying to keep our people out of harm's way. I think that is really the right policy, as painful as it is, and as enormously agonizing as it is for the families of these hostages.

Adam Schiff

Found on CNN
2 years ago

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We may get insights into al-Baghdadi's movement, who he surrounds himself with, whether he was injured, and the degree of his injuries.

Adam Schiff

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2 years ago

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