Since even Chris Hayes tonight wasn’t focused enough about this latest Trump “dossier” topic to be able to ask our local congressman enough pointed questions about what he might know as a member of the House Intelligence Committee, we will:
— Do our intelligence people have evidence of their own that the independent British dossier of note might be largely accurate? Could that be why a summary of it was included in the presidential briefing?
— We’ve been told that the Russians did not affect the election by hacking into any voting machines. But no one seems to have asked a related question. Is there any evidence that they tried?
Schiff of course can’t answer these questions. But how come no one is asking them?
In response to a question this morning from Andrea Mitchell about whether it was a mistake or not for the intelligence agencies to submit information about this Trump dossier in their official briefing because it was “unverified,” Schiff only said that that’s what they did, and so they obviously thought it was important for the President and Trump and Biden to know what was out there because it could be verified or not in the future.
It was obvious that Schiff was bemused at Mitchell’s presumption that this dossier information was not verified. She’s also previously referred to it (without good reason) as “disinformation,” which shows exactly where she’s coming from politically. Schiff wouldn’t answer her directly, but his smile gave it away. He knows.