Schiff Puts His Irritation on Full Blast after Being Pressed over His Role ‘Promoting’ The Steele Dossier

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Guest co-host of The View, Morgan Ortagus put the heat under House Intel Chairman Adam Schiff on Tuesday regarding the Steele Dossier that the Democrat politician often referenced throughout much of Donald Trump’s presidency.

The infamous dossier has since been debunked as false. Meanwhile, special investigator Robert Durham recently arrested Igor Danchenko, a Russian analyst who worked with Christopher Steele and is believed to have been a major source for contents found in the anti-Trump hit-piece, which played a central role in launching the Trump/Russia collusion investigation.

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“You’ve been really prolific over the past few years being the the head of the [House] Intel Committee and you’ve defended, promoted — you’ve even read into the Congressional record the Steele Dossier,” Ortagus said to Schiff during Tuesday’s airing of The View. “We know last week the main source of the dossier was indicted by the FBI for lying about most of the key claims in that dossier. Do you have any reflections on your role in promoting this to the American people?”

Schiff bounced around trying to answer the question, yet denied having been part of promoting the phony dossier. Instead, he pointed the finger at those who were responsible for publishing the hit-piece and recommended that allegations be investigated.

Pressed further on his “culpability” in promoting the dossier, Schiff clearly appeared to be irritated as he replied, “I completely disagree with your premise. It’s one thing to say allegations should be investigated, and they were. It’s another to say we should have foreseen an advance that some people were lying to Christopher Steele, which is impossible, of course, to do.”

Schiff continued, “But let’s not use that as a smoke screen to somehow shield Donald Trump’s culpability for inviting Russia to help him in the election, which they did, for trying to coerce Ukraine into helping him in the next election, which he did, into inciting an erection… insurrection, which he did. None of that is undercut, none of that serious misconduct is in any way diminished by the fact that people lied to Christopher Steele.”

“No, I think just your credibility is,” Ortagus fired back.

“I think the credibility of your question is in doubt,” Schiff replied with a perturbed look on his face. Video Below