Glenn Simpson (L), Adam Schiff (R)
The new Chairman of the House Intel Committee, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) had an undisclosed meeting with Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson last July at a security conference in Aspen.
In other words, Congressman Adam Schiff was colluding with Russia-dossier-Hillary Clinton-waterboy Glenn Simpson at the height of the Russiagate cover-up.
Award winning investigative journalist John Solomon reported that there are photographs of Adam Schiff, in sport coat and open-neck dress shirt, and Glenn Simpson, wearing casual attire.
“In the summer of 2018, Mr. Simpson attended a media-sponsored social event where he exchanged small talk with Rep. Schiff and many other people who were in attendance,” Fusion GPS said in a statement to me. “The conversation between the two was brief and did not cover anything substantive. There has been no subsequent contact between Mr. Simpson and Rep. Schiff.”
The congressman’s response was even more vague: “The chairman did not have any pre-planned meeting with Glenn Simpson, and any conversation with him at the Aspen conference would have been brief and social in nature,” Schiff spokesman Patrick Boland said.
Schiff, who is leading the massive investigation into President Trump’s finances and personal life, and Simpson, one of the key figures who helped Hillary push her phony Russia dossier to the DOJ and FBI both insisted to John Solomon that they only met briefly last summer.
At the time of the encounter, Simpson was an important witness in the House Intelligence Committee probe who had given sworn testimony about alleged, but still unproven, collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.
Simpson ran the Fusion GPS firm hired by Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic Party to find dirt on Trump in Moscow. He employed retired British intelligence operative Christopher Steele, whose infamous and unverified dossier became the main evidence for the FBI’s probe of the Trump campaign, particularly the surveillance warrant against Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
And by the time of the meeting, the House intelligence committee had already received evidence from a senior Justice Department official, Bruce Ohr, that called into question Simpson’s testimony to lawmakers.
Specifically, Simpson claimed he had not begun meeting with Ohr until after Thanksgiving 2016, well after the FBI had begun investigating Trump-Russia collusion and after the presidential election in which Simpson’s client, Mrs. Clinton, lost to Trump.
But Ohr provided compelling evidence, including calendar notations, testimony and handwritten notes, showing that Simpson met with him in August 2016, well before the election and during a time when Steele was helping the FBI start a probe on Trump.
Under House Committee rules, there is nothing illegal about Schiff’s meeting with Glenn Simpson, however, Schiff hit Devin Nunes with an ethics investigation last year for much less.
Schiff hit Nunes with an 8-month long investigation for meeting with a source outside of the committee, calling it “a dead-of-night-excursion” because the committee was not informed.
John Solomon reported that both GOP and Dem officials on the committee, including lawmakers say there is no evidence Schiff disclosed his ‘brief’ meeting with Glenn Simpson to the committee.
While there may be no obligation for Schiff to disclose this curious meeting with Simpson, it appears Adam Schiff can’t even meet the rigors he set for former House Intel Chairman Nunes.
“It’s interesting that Simpson is at the heart of the dossier and the dossier played a mighty role in not only going after Carter Page but in much of Adam’s and Eric Swalwell’s (D-Calif.) quest to find collusion, that he (Schiff) would in fact in that exact same conversation, or time frame, be in conversation or appear to be in conversation with the guy who’s principally responsible for the dossier,” Texas Republican Mike Conaway told The Hill TV.
John Solomon said, expect Republicans in Washington to launch some questions at the House’s new Intelligence Committee chairman.
Mr. Solomon taunted Schiff on Thursday and asked, “Did Adam Schiff’s attack on Devin Nunes boomerang?”
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— John Solomon (@jsolomonReports) February 7, 2019