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Schiff Warns: 'Trump Could Offer Alaska to the Russians' for Help in 2020 Election

By Michael W. Chapman | February 4, 2020 | 10:01am EST
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In his closing remarks in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on Feb. 3, House Manager Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said that if the Senate does not remove the president, then Trump would be free to do all sorts of things, including offering "Alaska to the Russians in exchange for support" in the 2020 election. 

Schiff, who falsely claimed that Trump was guilty of colluding with the Russians in 2016, added that Trump could even move to Mar-a-Lago and let his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, "run the country" and delegate to him the authority to send America into war. 

"If abusive power is not impeachable, even though it is clear the Founders consider it the highest of all high crimes and misdemeanors, but if it were not impeachable, then a whole range of utterly unacceptable conduct in a president would now be beyond reach," said Schiff on the Senate floor on Monday.


"Trump could offer Alaska to the Russians in exchange for support in the next election, or decide to move to Mar-a-Lago permanently, and let Jared Kushner run the country, delegating to him the decision whether to go to war," claimed Schiff. 

"Because those things are not necessarily criminal, this argument would allow that he could not be impeached for such abuses of power," said Schiff. "Of course, this would be absurd. More than absurd, it would be dangerous."

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Schiff also said in his remarks, "I hope and pray that we never have a president like Donald Trump in the Democratic Party. One that would betray the national interest and the country’s security to help with his reelection. And I would hope to God that if we did, we would impeach him, and Democrats would lead the way."

The report by the Inspector General of the Justice Department on FISA applications and "Crossfire Hurricane," confirms that the salacious and false dossier on Trump, which was used by the FBI to spy on his 2016 presidential campaign, was funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

Several Obama-era officials, some of whom pushed the Trump-Russia Collusion myth, including two FBI leaders who used a Democrat-funded dossier to obtain FISA warrants and spy on the Trump 2016 campaign. L-R, ex-CIA Director John Brennan, ex-FBI Director James Comey, ex-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, ex-Deputy Director of National Intelligence Michael Hayden, ex-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, and ex-National Security Adviser Susan Rice. (Getty Images)
Several Obama-era officials, some of whom pushed the Trump-Russia Collusion myth, including two FBI leaders who used a Democrat-funded dossier to obtain FISA warrants and spy on the Trump 2016 campaign. L-R, ex-CIA Director John Brennan, ex-FBI Director James Comey, ex-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, ex-Deputy Director of National Intelligence Michael Hayden, ex-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, and ex-National Security Adviser Susan Rice. (Getty Images)

The Democrats paid the research firm Fusion GPS, which in turn hired ex-British spy Michael Steele, who then used his Russian contacts to compile the dossier on Trump.  

That dossier, which the CIA dismissed as "Internet rumor," was used by the FBI -- then headed by Director James Comey and Deputy Director Andrew McCabe -- to obtain secret FISA warrants to spy on Trump campaign personnel. 

In other words, the Democrats colluded with Russian sources, through a middleman, to create a dossier that was then used by the FBI to interfere in the election, against Trump. That election interference carried over into the 2017 Trump administration and led to the Mueller investigation, which concluded there was no evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians. 


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