Congressman Adam Schiff publicly opposed the appointment of a new investigation into the origins of the Russia-Trump investigation in 2016 this week after backing Robert Mueller’s probe for years.
“House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, one of the leading proponents of Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation, said Tuesday he opposes Attorney General William Barr’s decision to appoint U.S. Attorney John Durham as special counsel in an investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe,” reports the Daily Caller.
Adam Schiff, Who Championed The Mueller Probe, Opposes Durham Appointment https://t.co/EbmNzRVmHC
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) December 2, 2020
“In an appointment secretly conferred on Durham prior to the election…Barr is using the special counsel law for a purpose it was not intended: to continue a politically motivated investigation long after Barr leaves office,” Schiff said in a statement on Tuesday.
“The best thing we can do…is to take up this bill to protect Mueller so we don’t invite a constitutional crisis,” Schiff said in an interview on Sept. 26, 2018.