Featured Photograph: Adam Schiff, a Democratic member of the House of Representatives, and his fellow Trump-hating conspirator, Fusion GPS CEO Glenn Simpson.
Schiff was a ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, and he is suspected of being the primary source of leaks about the committee’s non-public hearings. With the Democrats’ takeover of the House, Schiff is now the chairman of that committee. His propensity for leaking information to the news media is a reminder of another great leaker named Senator Patrick “Leaky” Leahy, who was kicked off the Intelligence Committee for his disclosure of classified information during President Ronald Reagan’s cold war with the Soviet Union.
In his own words, on the FNC’s Hannity Show, Solomon stated that the Schiff-Simpson meeting occurred in July 2018 at a Security conference held in Aspen, Colorado. Solomon found pictures of Simpson and Schiff together at the event. Solomon didn’t publish the photos at that time, however, he did confront the offices of the two using the images as proof of their Aspen meeting.
Per Solomon, the pictures show “Schiff meeting at the event with Fusion GPS Founder Glenn Simpson, one of the key and most controversial figures in the Russia collusion scandal. Both men insisted to me through spokesmen that they met only briefly last July.”
They only met briefly? I wonder if they talked about golf and grandchildren like Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch supposedly discussed when they had their secret meeting on the tarmac of the Phoenix Airport. The Bubba/Lynch meeting was a conflict of interests as it occurred just before FBI Director Comey (who reported to Lynch) made his speech basically declaring Hillary guilty, but he didn’t think any prosecutor would take the case.
Similarly, it was a conflict when Schiff met with Simpson in July, the Fusion GPS head was a witness in the House Intelligence Committee investigation giving sworn testimony about the still unproven, collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign. Per Solomon, “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.”
When the pictures of the two together at Aspen were shared with the staffs of Schiff and Simpson: “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
Schiff’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.