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Schiff Claims that it is “false” for POTUS to probe competitors after Obama has been defended.

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Schiff Claims that it is "false" for POTUS to probe competitors after Obama has been defended.
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Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff told the Senate on Wednesday that it is unfair for a President to probe a successor after former President Barack Obama has been quickly criticized for Donald Trump’s sake.

The unusual comment was made during the first of two days of questions and answers in the investigation of President Trump’s Congress.

Breitbart.com reports: Schiff answered a question by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) asking a hypothesis that Obama would be able to investigate alleged corruption by Mitt Romney, the rival of Obama in his 2012 election campaign.

The lead manager of the House dismissed the theory, and argued that a president would not order the Department to prosecute a competitor.

Nevertheless, as Breitbart News reported last week, in the Washington Post in April 2019 (accent added), Schiff wrote: Counterintelligence probes vary in their methods, reach and overall nature from criminal investigations. Their goal is not to investigate effectively, but to recognize and minimize national security threats. If a foreign power holds sensitive information on a prominent US government official, that is an intelligence counterrisk. If a foreign power has the advantage or the perception of the president, that’s a nightmare of counterintelligence.

White House Counsel Jay Sekulow later claimed that Trump was a product of just what the Obama administration conducted during Operation Crossfire Hurricane.

Schiff’s support for this inquiry is reported as above.

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