It Keeps Getting Worse…Durham Report Reveals Schiff Staffer’s Intimidation – Watch
A new report from Special Counsel John Durham has found that a university researcher felt threatened by a staffer for Rep. Adam Schiff after he refused to help with an investigation into former President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia.
The report, which was released on Monday, reveals that the researcher, who has not been named, met with Schiff staffers on Capitol Hill in November of 2018. The researchers were asked to provide information about Trump’s alleged ties to Alfa Bank, a Russian bank with ties to the Kremlin.
The researcher recalled discussing a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) cybersecurity program with Senate Armed Services Committee staffers. Afterward, he agreed to talk with staffers of the House Permanent Select Committee On Intelligence (HPSCI) after a staffer for Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI), then the ranking member of the armed services panel, mentioned their interest in meeting.
A HPSCI staff member presented a news article about “Trump, Russia, and Alfa Bank,” to the researcher. This article appears to have focused on internet data that Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign used to create speculation about an unfounded secret backchannel between the Trump Organization and Russia’s Alfa Bank.
The staffer told the researcher, “We are now in charge,” and “one of the HPSCI staffers said that their boss (Congressman Adam Schiff) would soon take over” HPSCI leadership, per the report. The researcher, identified as “University-I Researcher-3,” “took the comment as a mild threat,” Durham’s report added. He later reported the incident to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which had funded his research.
The researcher said he “dragged” his colleague out of the meeting and offered a warning. “Don’t touch this with a ten foot pole, stay away from this,” the researcher recalled saying.
The report comes at a time when Schiff is facing increasing scrutiny for his role in the Russia investigation. Schiff has been accused of misleading the public about the investigation, and he has been criticized for his close ties to the media.
In addition to the potential legal implications, the Durham report could also have a significant impact on the political landscape. The report could damage Schiff’s reputation and make it more difficult for him to win re-election.
— Alt-Indie Media (@AltIndieMedia) May 17, 2023