Fox News’ Sean Hannity accused Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Cal.), the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, of colluding with Russians, citing a conversation the California Democrat had with Russian pranksters, the Washington Examiner reported.
“Meanwhile you have an old leaker and liar, Congressman Adam shiftless Schiff joining his friends in the mainstream media — we have a great tape we will play for you in a second. Also weighing in with fake feigned moral outrage of his own.”
“Where is it? We’ve been looking for a long time. We do have evidence of collusion. Russian collusion in plain sight. Alright, let’s look at shiftless Schiff. He could easily be talking about himself,” he added. “Remember when he tried to dig up dirt on President Trump from his own Russian sources? It turns out he was being pranked by a Russian radio personality. He thought he was talking with the Russians. A conspiracy, collusion with the Russians and we actually, Mr. Mueller, we have evidence.”
“Collusion, conspiracy, Russians, tape, proof. Where is the media outrage over the attempt to collude and conspire with Russia? Or is it only a crime if a Republican is trying to dig up political dirt and opposition research on an opponent? This time we have the tape of the whole thing. Imagine if we had a tape of the meeting in Trump Tower,” Hannity continued.
The Washington Examiner reported:
“The Atlantic was the first to report on the prank in January. A spokesperson for Schiff told The Atlantic that the committee ‘informed appropriate law-enforcement and security personnel of the conversation, and of our belief that it was probably bogus.'”