Schiff mocks Trump for lauding himself by listing ex-staffers under scrutiny in Mueller probe

Schiff mocks Trump for lauding himself by listing ex-staffers under scrutiny in Mueller probe
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Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffTrump backs Stefanik to replace Cheney Gender politics hound GOP in Cheney drama Senate Intel vows to 'get to the bottom' of 'Havana syndrome' attacks MORE (D-Calif.) mocked President Trump for lauding himself by noting Trump staffers who have been forced to leave the administration or are facing legal troubles.

“Your campaign manger indicted, foreign policy advisor ('excellent guy') pled guilty, and national security advisor fired for lying. More than any other 10-month President, true!” Schiff tweeted Sunday.




Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, was referring to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort being indicted last month in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

The congressman was also referring to former Trump staffer George Papadopoulos, who pleaded guilty to lying to investigators about his contacts with Russian officials, as well as former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who was forced to resign in February after it was revealed that he misled other Trump officials about his conversations with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

Schiff was responding to Trump’s tweet earlier Sunday attacking the coverage of the multiple investigations into Russian election interference, which includes examining ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

“Since the first day I took office, all you hear is the phony Democrat excuse for losing the election, Russia, Russia,Russia.  Despite this I have the economy booming and have possibly done more than any 10 month President. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”



Flynn is possibly moving toward working with Mueller’s probe. His lawyers informed White House lawyers they would no longer share information about the investigation, The New York Times first reported Thursday.

Mueller reportedly has enough evidence to indict Flynn and his son Michael Flynn Jr., who worked for the Trump campaign.

Schiff is helping to lead the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russian election meddling.