Rep. Schiff: DNI Director Should Not Be Trusted ‘Without Proof On The Table’ | The Last Word | MSNBC

Rep. Schiff: DNI Director Should Not Be Trusted ‘Without Proof On The Table’ | The Last Word | MSNBC 1

Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, says voters should be cautious about information announced by Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe on election interference because of his history of providing “campaign fodder for the president.” Schiff tells Lawrence O’Donnell the information about Russian and Iranian interference must be further investigated to determine whether it’s “Ratcliffe spin or the assessment of the analysts.” Aired on 10/21/2020.
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Rep. Schiff: DNI Director Should Not Be Trusted ‘Without Proof On The Table’ | The Last Word | MSNBC

74 Comments on "Rep. Schiff: DNI Director Should Not Be Trusted ‘Without Proof On The Table’ | The Last Word | MSNBC"

  1. At the turn of the 18th century, John Adams, the newly elected president of the United States—only the 2nd in the nation’s then-brief history—cautioned the American people about “the danger to our liberties if anything partial or extraneous should infect the purity of our free, fair, virtuous, and independent elections.” In particular, John Adams pointed to threats from abroad, warning that if a changed election outcome “can be obtained by foreign nations by flattery or menaces, by fraud or violence, by terror, intrigue, or venality, the Government may not be the choice of the American people, but of foreign nations. It may be foreign nations who govern us, and not we, the people, who govern ourselves.” Speaking before a joint session of Congress, he pleaded with the Senate and the House to preserve our Constitution from its natural enemies,” including “the profligacy of corruption, and the pestilence of foreign influence, which is the angel of destruction to elective governments.”

    The threat of foreign influence over our elections did not go away in the 220 years since John Adams spoke those words. Today we have a president whose election was aided by the fraud and Malice of a foreign nation. Americans who watched how Trump, in the words of John McCain, “abased himself … abjectly before a tyrant” in Helsinki, cannot be faulted for wondering whether John Adams’s long-ago warning has become a reality.

    US law bans foreign nationals from donating to political campaigns, but they can circumvent the restrictions by routing financial support through anonymous bank accounts, shell corporations, and front companies. it is easy to set up a company without disclosing its purpose or the identity of its true owners.
    Foreign adversaries can then use these companies to execute anonymous financial transactions that facilitate attacks on free and fair democratic elections.

  2. Yvonne Drysdale | October 22, 2020 at 1:17 AM | Reply

    True, don’t trust them.

  3. *The Chinese have nicknames for the Trump kids:*

    Don Jr. – _Dim Son_
    Eric – _Dim and Then Sum_

    • 二十二平和が大好き | October 22, 2020 at 7:26 AM | Reply

      @CGI you are Fake News

    • Don’t quit your day job. Oh that’s right… you probably don’t have one.

    • @Lennard Kahn trump is the one that needs to lose his security clearance.
      Trump has bank account in China.
      Trump pays more taxes to China.
      $ 188,000 owed China taxes
      Trump 10 out of 15 years
      paid $.0.00. 2 of those years paid a measly $ 750.00. A supposedly

    • You are living proof that msnbc has to think for you , you literally cannot think for yourself. You have no cognitive thought skills. you have to rely on someone else’s material to come up with a slam for Trump

    • That was funny, thanks.

  4. Donald dippy dump is done November 3rd.

  5. Radclif should be sacked immediately If he cannot show proof.

    • Steven Lindsey | October 22, 2020 at 10:42 AM | Reply

      Hey Sweetheart. The FBI didn’t disagree with the DNI. I know it must be hard to break the media brainwashing.

    • @D Kahn Schiff is asking for proof from Ratcliffe. Schiff is merely responding to issues at hand. Schiff doesnt need proof of anything . Your trumpism is showing.

    • Years ago Adam Schiff kept saying he had absolute proof that Trump personally conspired with the Russians to win the 2016 election. He said it publically numerous times. Well why didn’t he give it to the Mueller investigation, why didn’t he release it publically, where’s the evidence. Adam Schiff should charged with Obstruction of Justice immediately for keeping this evidence hidden from the Mueller investigation in order to help Trump.

    • @Mars Falcon so

    • @A P Zoso

  6. Trump and his cronies are behind this.

  7. Simma Kamlangdee | October 22, 2020 at 1:46 AM | Reply

    Outrageous Dictator ” Donald Trump “

  8. Wow they knew months ago and this RAT just brings this out without evidence or proof of intent. The FBI doesn’t make an assumption based on political views this is his spin just like Barr on the meuller probe.

  9. How in the heck does Iran supposedly sending out emails to *Democrats* saying to *vote for Trump* hurt Trump? This doesn’t add up, wouldn’t that be an effort *for* Trump? Hello…

  10. Helena Jefferson | October 22, 2020 at 1:49 AM | Reply

    The whole story sound Trumped up to me 🤣

  11. I trust the FBI director not the RAT!

    • Mary Pritchett | October 22, 2020 at 12:03 PM | Reply

      @Boomerwow So let me ask you something…you don’t find the relationship between Trump and Bill Barr a little uncomfortable? Bill Barr who is supposed to represent the people of the US rather than assuming Michael Cohen’s position as Trump’s personal fixer? Stinks of government corruption yet the right seems perfectly fine with it.

    • @Mary Pritchett No kidding, remember when Barr called himself Trump’s wingman? WTF!! Oh wait, that was Holder calling himself Obama’s wingman… no problem there, huh Mary?

    • @Boomerwow the laptop thing is a total lie from Rudy Ghouliani. You’re a fool if you believe that lie. He got it from Qanon the fake a$$ conspiracy operation.

    • @Boomerwow Oh but honey, we’re NOT ok with corruption. Especially TRUMP’s and his family’s. Google “Trump Corruption and Crimes”, and “Trump Family Crimes and Corruption” and see how many articles there are. Read them. Then do the same for Biden. Get back to me with your findings.

    • Well, they are going to get some evidence tomorrow.

  12. The DNI Radcliffe can’t be trusted. He’s hollering “fire”and nobody believes him.

  13. It is a very sad day when Ratcliffe cannot be trusted. I think that Barr, Ratcliffe, and others cannot be trusted to fully tell the truth. They always spin and play to the audience of one. I trust Wray, the Intelligence department has never been political and it never should be. I cannot wait to get rid of these horrible people who do Trump’s bidding and dirty work.

  14. This is the first time in 50yrs that I sadly don’t trust my government anymore! I’m incredibly heartbroken what’s happened to my country!

  15. The reason for the different stories between the 2 is that Wray’s term lasts for 10 years (7 years left) and he wants to continue in his job under a Biden Admin. RATcliffe will be thrown out with the rest of the Trump trash in a few months.

    • patricia lafountain | October 22, 2020 at 2:41 AM | Reply


    • Paolo Curradini | October 22, 2020 at 3:06 AM | Reply

      You seem to suggest that Wray is just pursuing his own self-interest though, like Trump always does, and I don’t think that it would be fair to say that. We don’t have any indication that this is the case, and there’s at least one element in speaking against this hypothesis, since Wray may well be among Trump’s appointees the most independent one still around. According to reports, Trump has been on the verge of firing him at several differente moments in time over different subjects. If he were purely sef-interested, he would certainly have been more submissive and reverential. instead of accepting the risk of being fired.

    • wow

    • Christien du Preez | October 22, 2020 at 4:07 PM | Reply

      How did you loose your senses? Brainwashing?

  16. Lovenaturenaturally bu | October 22, 2020 at 2:08 AM | Reply

    Trump has a secret Chinese bank account 😳!! His been paying more taxes to China than to his own country. He can’t be trusted VOTE HIM OUT NOV 3RD.


  18. Jackoveto Lovo | October 22, 2020 at 2:17 AM | Reply

    It really don’t make sense – Iran hate trump so why would they focus on dems- they would email republicans. Proud boys may have sent that and got caught. Can’t trust trump yes man they lie too much.

  19. Ratcliffe’s name was initially withdrawn from the Intel post because he lied about prosecuting terrorists. He’s a Trump yes-man so he got the job anyway.

  20. Paper St. Soap Co. | October 22, 2020 at 2:35 AM | Reply

    No one involved with this administration should be trusted. Period.

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