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Schiff Dismisses GOP Claims of Mueller Bias As Attempt to Discredit Probe

Schiff Dismisses GOP Claims of Mueller Bias As Attempt to Discredit Probe

Rep. Adam Schiff. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

By    |   Sunday, 10 December 2017 09:50 PM

Republican claims of bias in special counsel Robert Mueller’s team is merely a partisan attempt to discredit the significance of the probe's potential findings, Rep. Adam Schiff told CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday.

Mueller is investigating collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the U.S. presidential election.

Schiff, who serves as the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said that the “intent here is not to do oversight. The intent here is nothing short of discrediting Mueller, then discrediting the Justice Department, then discrediting the FBI, then discrediting the judiciary, should the judiciary convict some of the people that Mueller has charged or may charge in the future."

The representative from California added that the GOP criticisms are "an effort to tear at the very idea that there is an objective truth."

Schiff warned about the danger of such tactics to the nation.

 "I think that this president, in an astonishing speed has remade the Republican Party in his own, deeply flawed image, and that will be ruinous to the Republican Party," Schiff said. "But as we depend on a two-party system and two functional parties it will also be deeply damaging to the country. The discrediting of our institutions, the justice system, the judiciary, the press, is enormously destructive."

When asked to provide any proof of alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, Schiff spelled out a series of interactions over a long period of time involving Trump campaign officials, Wikileaks and Russians.

Stressing that “we have all of these facts in chronology," Schiff said it “just doesn’t make rational sense… to believe that these were all isolated incidents not connected to each other.”

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