Trump Furious As Schiff Hires Former NSC Staffers To Work On Investigation

In the latest annoyance for President Trump as Adam “showboat” Schiff ramps up his Intelligence Committee investigations into whether foreign governments (Russia) exerted improper influence on the president, as well any financial conflicts and, we imagine, every other thread the California Congressman can think to pursue, Bloomberg and CNN reported on Thursday that Schiff and his investigators on the House Intelligence Committee have been hiring former staff members at the National Security Council, enraging the president in the process.

But these aren’t just any staffers. According to the reports, the people who have been hired to work on the Democrat-led investigation are all part of a group of Obama administration holdovers who are believed to have been part of a “deep state” cabal that sought to undermine Trump with a flurry of embarrassing leaks during the early days of his administration.

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So far, the only confirmed hire is Abigail Grace, an Asia expert who served on the NSC during the tail end of the Obama Administration and only left last year. Another former NSC employee is considering joining the Committee, per BBG.

Schiff has hired one former career official at the National Security Council, Abigail Grace, who left the White House last year. She has a congressional email address and is listed in a directory as working for the Intelligence Committee’s Democratic majority.

A second career employee detailed to the Trump White House is also considering joining Schiff’s staff, according to people familiar with the matter. They didn’t identify the person.

Grace didn’t respond to an email requesting comment and her duties under Schiff aren’t known. But the California Democrat’s attempts to hire people with experience working under Trump have led to speculation among Trump’s aides and allies that Schiff is looking for insider knowledge of the White House as he probes whether the business dealings of the president and his family have made them vulnerable to espionage.

While none of the employees were hired directly from the NSC, that didn’t stop Trump from fuming about Schiff’s “raid” on White House staff during a flurry of tweets this morning.

By hiring these former employees, Schiff is helping to confirm what Trump and many close to him long feared: That the Obama holdovers have been deliberately trying to sabotage his administration.

Holdover White House staff from the Obama administration, particularly those working on the National Security Council, have long been a concern of some Trump aides and supporters. They’ve coined the term “Deep State” to describe what they suspect to be a large faction of government employees opposed to the president’s agenda.

Schiff’s office declined to comment on the new hires and interviewees, but the Congressman defended his actions by saying it’s standard practice for the intelligence committee to hire out of the intelligence community, and sought to portray the hires as just another example of Washington’s “revolving door”, according to CNN.

A House Intelligence Committee aide responded, telling CNN the panel has hired individuals with experience on the NSC staff and that it would not discriminate about hiring individuals from the current administration. An aide to Schiff clarified that no one has been hired directly from the White House.

“We have hired staff for a variety of positions, including the committee’s oversight work and its investigation,” the aide said. “Although none of our staff has come directly from the White House, we have hired people with prior experience on the National Security Council staff for oversight of the agencies, and will continue to do so at our discretion. We do not discriminate against potential hires on the basis of their prior work experience, including the administration.”

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Schiff himself declined to confirm any new hires on Thursday, but said the intelligence committee had a “long tradition of hiring out of the intelligence community, out of the National Security Council.”

“If the President is worried about our hiring any former administration people, maybe he should work on being a better employer,” Schiff said.

The reason for concern is obvious: Trump is worried that these Washington hacks, angry with the president for booting them out of the West Wing, might try to exact their revenge on the president by revealing damaging information during the investigation – that is, if they have anything to share that hasn’t already been leaked.

And for any members of the Trump administration who sympathize with the anonymous saboteur who published that infamous op-ed in the NYT, they might finally have an opportunity to do more damage on the outside than from within.

via zerohedge

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45 comments

  1. Enough is Enough! Close down these investigations that are promulgated by Obama leftovers, other misc. Democrats and members of the Deep State with no faces. ZERO Democrats in 2020. Show em’ America.
    God Bless Trump and God Bless America!

    1. Remember the SOTU address? It’s all true! The eatery that boasts: “You can’t fake steak!” comes immediately to mind…. Dem’s are ‘dead meat’ in 2020!

  2. The democrats need to do the work they were voted in to do and stop investigating innocent people. If they want to put the real criminals behind bars, investigate the democrats.s5CB

    1. Thanks Estell… we got the ball rolling! Come on, America…. let’s get commenting here! Our President should not be burdened with these outlandish idiots that call themselves Democrats. Let our voices, left hear in printed word, reverberate through the halls of THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES itself. Hop to it!!!!! Even my CAPTCHA Code spelled 4YES!!!

      1. Trump should pass a bill we’re he has to approve the money for these fake investigations or it comes out of the person pocket that requested it if they prove nothing this would change everything. There wasting money that could build the wall or there wasting tax dollars for no reason.

    2. My question, can any peep-squeak congressperson open investigations on the President whenever they want? This little gay guy from Californicate needs some buildings or roads to go out and cut the ribbon for the grand openings. A good ass whipping would do some of these lowlifes a world of good.

      1. This is a deflection move ,Schiff is the big turd in the bowl , he is one of the people that met oversees to start this investigation in the first place , he trying to protect himself because he knows it is going to land on his door step an go to jail . TOTAL DEFLECTION !!!!

        1. I agree. It is time to stopping all this bull crap. President does not have any collusion with Russia ! Why don’t these cocaine sniffing idiots back off and do their jobs? It is all getting so ridiculous. Democrats still can’t get over the fact that PRESIDENT TRUMP won the election and beat Hillary. This nonsense needs to come to an end. Liberals are sucking the American’s tax dollars dry. They need to tend to the jobs they were voted in to do! Remember…I and many Republicans will be voting in 2020 election. President Trump has done everything in the interest of our country, unlike the last two Presidents who did nothing but divide our country !!! Go Trump, we have your back just like you have had our backs. Trump 2020 !!!

        1. I am starting to believe that the dumocrats are trying to start a civil war because they think they will win!! They are starting to buy the hyperbole that the biased , lying news media spews every day claiming they are in the majority! The only way they can win an election is with voter fraud which has been rampant since 2008!

  3. someone should begin looking into the yearbooks of Mr. Schiff and poll his female employees and let’s see how clean he is. …..or find his boyfriends.

    1. If I were a multi-millionaire I would hire a private detective to look into every inch of this turds life. Oh yea, It tees me off to see this pos having his picture next to our President at the top of this article as he’s not worthy of being posted next to a Real American who’s trying to MAGA as opposed to trying to make it like californicate.

      1. Does this pinhead have credentials? Seems to me you have to be INTELLIGENT to be on the house intelligence committee. Furthermore, I have on good authority from unnamed sources that SCHITT HAD RELATIONS with a FEMALE! That’s right. A FEMALE! And everyone knows that’s illeagle in California! This SCHITT Can’t continue. This SCHITT must be stopped before it becomes mainstream in California! RECALL THIS SCHITT NOW!

  4. we need to unite, take back control of the white house, get rid of republican turn coats , THEN do the same thing the DEMTARDS did to OUR PRESIDENT, non stop harassment of him and his family , and put them behind BARS (hopefully we have enough JAIL SPACE ). we all know they are GUILTY of LYING, CHEATING, SEXUAL SCANDALS , ETC.

  5. So by saying he “Hired” these investigators, just whos money is he using?
    I don’t recall being asked if my tax money could be used for yet another useless witch hunt.
    The millions thatMueller has already wasted is pretty over the top alredy.

  6. These Obstructionist need to be brought up on charges of 18 U.S. Code 2383 Rebellion or Insurrection. Whoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States or the laws thereof, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both: and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

  7. Just another reason people are leaving the demorat party.Keep it up,we need more independants and republicans.The people are tired of the immaturity of the Dem party.We need mature people in washington to run the country not grade schoolers.We need to conduct business.No time for BS.

    1. I am a life-long Democrat. I have changed to Republican. I voted for President Trump and I am so disgusted with what is happening to our Pesident and our country. I pray there is some way to stop these idiots from tormenting the President for the rest of his term. Stp wasting our money Schiff and get over yourself. You were elected to represent the people. We are tired of your bs. DO YOUR FRIGGIN JOB. That goes for Pelosi, Schumer, Gillibrand and the rest of you idiots.

  8. The Democrat party has turned out to be a useless party. They were voted into office to represent the American people. They don’t seem to understand that. How much longer will the people put up with their doing nothing for the people that voted them into office. Their whole agenda is to stop President Trump from doing anything for the people or this country, and that’s mostly because they are afraid it will show just how useless they have become.

    1. Breaker 19 The demonrats were voted in to destroy this country. The public schools are communist indoctrination centers. Communists hate everything this country was founded on.

  9. If it is the intention of the dems to TRY to destroy the credibility of Trump, I have always believed that turn about is fair play. Investigate the people who are doing the investigations.. Do it is a loud fashion so the dems will really have something to complain about.. I’d first go after Obama because that so-called president did as much harm to this country as Hitler did to the Jews during WWII. Look at the cash transactions made to Iran first.. Find all of Obamas bank accounts, investments, and push it to the limit..
    If you go after their people with the same or greater voracity that they are attempting to do to Trump.. then they may see that if investigations can be originated not only by dipshits like Adam Shift-for-brains, then they any republican can do the same thing here… and that list is a lot longer then the Trump list.

    DON’T USE OUR OWN GOVERNMENT PEOPLE TO DO THE INVESTIGATING AS IT WILL ONLY be tainted by folks who are one sided against Trump. Hire a private group (non governmental group).. perhaps a handful of retired Mosab agents .. They will uncover Schiffs dirtiest laundry and he won’t know what hit him…

  10. POTUS needs to arrest ALL these democratic heads or the committees who want to waste time and money on investigting him. Some kind of charges can be found, like invasion of privacy, or blocking the president from his duties, or false witness to the president. Jerry Nadler is another one of the criminal democrats, and MUST be jailed also.

  11. This fake investigations has nothing to do with election meddling, foreign influence on election, etc. It is 100% attack on the President, in a blatant attempt to disrupt his real progress, and repairs of the damage done over the previous 8 years, and longer. Schiff wouldn’t understand real intelligence if t slapped him in his bitch mouth.

  12. I think presidential harassment is a huge issue. I agree research Adam Shiffs background, yearbooks, boyfriend, girl freinds, neighbors, acquaintances, in detail. Like a cop tailgating in pursuit to find an infraction, following closely, as he is mandated to write a ticket that would fulfill his obligation to meet end of the month quota. After finding all the dirt on Adam Schiff, the President should sue for harassment.

  13. Investigate Adam Schiff. Find all the dirt there is on him. Sue Adam Schiff for harassment. Pass laws making it illegal to harass duly elected presidents. MAGA

  14. Adam Schiff is gay and has no back bone. I believe he has dirty secrets in his closet so now is the time for all to come out and make his life a living hell. He is one of the most disgusting people to ever serve in government. He is also the dumbest as all of them who voted for him. Now his votes will waste taxpayers money on another witch hunt and he will love to come before the camera daily to give the play by play. He is another DEM who is so EVIL and worships the DEVIL and lives in the HOUSE OF SATAN. I don’t know what kind of persons who gave him their votes have in mind for the coming years but he will be the second coming of Mueller

  15. Isn’t Abigail Grace the person who was in charge of making sure the courtesy copies of classified e-mails from Hillary’s illegal server made it through to Chinese intelligence?

  16. What is the solution…The evil being unleashed on our country needs to be eliminated….We all know where it’s coming from and it’s a few controlling the many….Trump 2020 2024

  17. As Joseph Stalin was reported to have said “Give me a man, and I’ll find you a crime”. Comrade Schiff is using the same tactics Stalin used. How long will we tolerate this witch hunt?

  18. Here ye Here Ye!
    I hereby declare from this moment on Democrats are no longer Americans and are to be exiled as soon as possible (Preferably by this afternoon.) Severe penalties will incur.

  19. Start a investigation on schiff, he is as dirty as his money that he takes from soros and obama and clinton, he is related to soros, by marriage. schiff is that brat kid in school that lied and cried and got his ass beat on the way home from school at least once a week. THE SCHOOL SNITCHER. And he still is, tattle tells on everyone and yet hides his lies, in short a UGLY CHICKEN SCHITT SCHIFF PUNK

  20. The Democrats are completely out of control. Imagine if the GOP had refused to accept Barack Hussein Obama as President and had run unending investigations into his background. The Dems are asking for a civil war, and guarantee to you they will lose.

  21. Just more PROOF that the demo-RATS are not interested in making AMERICA better ONLY in ASSAULTING President Trump. They continue to load the deck in order to destroy this country for their own greediness self centered agenda and say “SCREW” THE PEOPLE!

  22. The democrats will pay the appropriate price at the election box!! I can only guess that the reason that they hate Trump so much, is that he is not a communist. The “deep state” is still trying it’s best to destroy America and make up a “third world country”. Liberals may have a good number in congress, but they do NOT outnumber the conservative voters. The only hope that democrats have are the illegal voters. The is the reason they are against Voter ID!!

  23. Deep State traitors are everywhere!The evil corrupted liberal demoncrat Commie Nazi’s party at work here!Don’t forget the RINOs(Grahams,Romney,Gowdy,Ryan, Rubio, Sessions, McConnell, Flake, etc)they’re just as bad! Drain the rat infested Swamp,Pres Trump!

  24. Mr. President-YOU head the DOJ, YOU head the FBI and yet, for 2 years you have LET slime take pot shots at you with impunity. You have only yourself to blame for these constant attacks

  25. To Adam “Shiffty” Schiff : There is a opening for a law dog like yourself in Tombstone,AZ. Their was a Demorat sheriff named Behan there protecting an outlaw gang there almost a century ago, so a man of your character would fit right in.

  26. Wonder if there is any way for President Trump to prevent these “new hires” from being paid? If he can, they won’t last long, because none of the ingrates will work for -0-!

  27. I think I hate Schiff more than Trump does. He is the most disgusting evil creep I have ever heard of and somebody needs to show him that he is a nothing man. I cannot figure out why somebody with clout, Hey Republicans leadership??? why can you not do something about him. How is he allowed to just keep investigating Donald TRump. He is trying to ruin everyones life for nothing. There is no reason for him to be investigating anything. FIre him. Do something. What he is doing is unconstitutional and illegal. Do something to get him out of there.

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