Securing Tomorrow with David Ignatius and Rep. Adam Schiff
On Wednesday, June 7, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) spoke one-on-one with columnist David Ignatius at The Washington Post. Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, discussed the committee’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and potential ties to the Trump White House. They also addressed the hiring and firing of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and former FBI Director James Comey as well as potential implications for Trump’s presidency.
This event is part of the ongoing Securing Tomorrow series featuring Ignatius in conversation with leaders in national security, intelligence and defense about what’s at stake for the world.
Program Recap
FBI Director James Comey’s prepared testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee as well as the statements of four top intelligence officials “paints a very alarming picture of the conduct” of President Donald Trump, said Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, in an interview at The Washington Post on Wednesday.
Program Highlights
Rep. Adam Schiff says it was not acceptable for Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers to refuse to answer questions regarding their conversations with President Trump while testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
  • Jun 7, 2017
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), says former FBI Director James Comey's prepared testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee paints an alarming picture of the president of the United States.
  • Jun 7, 2017
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the ranking democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, says that his committee's investigation into possible Russian collusion with the Trump campaign is just getting started.
  • Jun 7, 2017
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) responds to former FBI Director James Comey's prepared testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee saying, “it is certainly evidence of interference or obstruction.”
  • Jun 7, 2017
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) calls President Trump's announced withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement “destructive” and an abdication of U.S. global leadership.
  • Jun 7, 2017
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) discusses options for deterring cyber-attacks on the United States by countries like Russia and North Korea.
  • Jun 7, 2017
Speaker
Rep. Adam Schiff
U.S. Representative, California
Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) represents California's 28th District. In his 9th term in the House, Schiff currently serves as the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, which is investigating possible Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election.
Interviewed by
David Ignatius
David Ignatius is a Columnist for The Washington Post. He writes a twice-a-week foreign affairs column and contributes to the PostPartisan blog.
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