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Adam Schiff: Jan. 6 Committee Will ‘Scrub’ Evidence Before Final Report

Outgoing House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said the Jan. 6 committee will have to “scrub” some evidence from its final report before Republicans take over the house in 2023.

During an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, Schiff was asked by anchor Dana Bash about Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) becoming chairman of the powerful House Judiciary Committee and will “go through the evidence you left out … you’re saying that there won’t be evidence that will not be made public?”

“The evidence will all be made public,” Schiff told Bash in response. “Now, we will have to make sure that we scrub that evidence for personally identifiable information, that the evidence that we provide protects people’s security, it doesn’t put them at risk. So, there are things that we’re going to have to do along those lines.”

Schiff also rejected claims that the House Jan. 6 committee pandered too much to outgoing Rep. Liz Cheney’s (R-Wyo.) animus toward former President Donald Trump.

“One former staffer told ‘the Washington Post’ that people working for the committee became … ‘discouraged’ when they felt it had become a … ‘Cheney 2024 campaign,’” Bash told Schiff, asking him: “Is that fair?”

“I have never viewed it that way. And I think her role on the committee has been indispensable. I have tremendous respect for her and for Adam Kinzinger,” Schiff asserted. He was referring to outgoing Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), who, like Cheney, is a Republican critic of Trump.

Republicans and Trump say that the House Jan. 6 committee, which is dominated by Democrats, lacks credibility and is a partisan attempt to wound the former president.

Rep. Troy Nehls (R-Texas) told The Epoch Times last week the Jan. 6 committee is an attempt to harm Trump’s presidential bid in 2024.

“I think Nancy Pelosi could have prevented all this,” Nehls said. “They could have prevented it but they chose not to—they chose not to.

Elsewhere in his interview, Schiff declined to say whether he would comply with a House Republican subpoena when the GOP takes control.

“We’ll have to consider the validity of the subpoena,” he said. “But I would certainly view my obligation, administration’s obligation to follow the law. And the fact that they have disrespected the law is not a precedent I would hope that would be broadly followed. But we’ll have to look at the legitimacy or lack of legitimacy of what they do.”

Schiff, meanwhile, did not say when the final Jan. 6 select committee’s report would be released to the public. The panel will end with the start of the next Congress in January 2023—like all other select committees created during the current session of Congress.

“We’re going to get to a consensus on the report; we’re very close to that now,” Schiff said Sunday.

When Republicans take the majority next year, it’s not likely they will opt to revive the Jan. 6 select committee. Few GOP House lawmakers expressed support for the panel other than Cheney and Kinzinger.

About a week ago, fellow committee member Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) told CBS News that the panel plans to release “all the evidence … within a month.”

READ 33 COMMENTS
  • k says:

    And “WE” the people are going to believe anything from Schiff after this Russian collusion claim against Trump???

    “SCRUB”??? Are we taking a bathe???

    “IF” any evidence is forthcoming, it should be made public & “NOT” withheld nor “SCRUBBED” & on that note, dems screaming about Trumps tax-returns & Trump stated there is a lot of personal info he did not want to disclose for the reason why he hasn’t readily handed over his tax info.

    But yet, dems need to “DISCLOSE” Trump’s tax info~ (“The evidence will all be made public,” Schiff told Bash in response. “Now, we will have to make sure that we scrub that evidence for personally identifiable information, that the evidence that we provide protects people’s security, it doesn’t put them at risk. So, there are things that we’re going to have to do along those lines.”).

    Double standards @ play once again & in favor of the dems seeing they are above the law, I call that b.s.~ “ANYONE” elected to office are “PUBLIC SERVANTS” that work for “WE” the people & be treated as such!!!

  • Wtf says:

    Scrubbing evidence and making up evidence is what the progressive-democrat-communists do best. Never believe their lying truths without facts. Facts are what they always lack.

  • MBeached says:

    What Schiff is saying is that he wants to make sure that HE cannot be implicated, therefore he will make sure his name is scrubbed from the report. And likely he’ll scrub Cheney’s name as well as Kinzinger’s.

  • Kevin says:

    F u-c k you Schiff! Demonrats never comply with subpoena’s.

  • Kevin says:

    Our entire government needs to be torn down top to bottom!

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