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CNN’s State of the Union with Jake Tapper and Dana Bash mistakenly labeled Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., as a Republican in a chyron during an interview Sunday morning.
Schiff appeared with his fellow Reps. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., to discuss House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s decision to remove Schiff and Swalwell from their positions on the House Intelligence Committee as well as efforts to remove Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
During their joint interview, host Dana Bash questioned Schiff on McCarthy’s allegations against him about pushing the Russia collusion conspiracy theory despite a lack of evidence to support it.
"You said that there was direct evidence of the fact that Donald Trump colluded with Russia back in 2016. Special Counsel Robert Mueller said in his report, ‘the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government,’" she read. "Republicans argue that’s proof that you used your position on the intelligence community to potentially mislead Americans. Which is why you should not be on the committee."
"Let me set the record straight. This is only one of a shifting series of rationalizations and pretexts that McCarthy is using," Schiff said.
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As Bash pushed back against Schiff, the chyron beneath Schiff placed an "R" before his title of "Former Chairman, Intelligence Committee."
"Let me give you another. He says that this is part of a pattern, ahead of the first Trump impeachment, you said the committee had not spoken to a whistle-blower. In fact, that turned out not to be true. The Washington Post said so in their fact check," Bash replied.
"The Washington Post identified that, yes, before the person became a whistleblower, they sought advice from the committee. When I was asked the question, I thought they were referring to whether or not we had brought the whistleblower in. I should have been more clear in my answer," Schiff conceded.... (Read more)