Schiff Announces Fundraising Boost Following Censure

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) reported major fundraising figures following his censure by the House of Representatives. Schiff announced the haul as he seeks the seat currently held by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).

According to the Schiff campaign, it raised $8.1 million in the second quarter of 2023. The campaign called the sum “record-breaking.”

Schiff was censured last month over a number of incorrect statements regarding alleged cooperation between former President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and the Russian government.

The measure was introduced by Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL). 

It said that “Adam Schiff launched an all-out political campaign built on baseless distortions against a sitting U.S. president, at the expense of every single citizen in this country and the honor of the House of Representatives.”

“With access to sensitive information unavailable to most members of Congress and certainly not accessible to the American people, Schiff abused his privileges, claiming to know the truth while leaving Americans in the dark about his web of lies,” it read.

Schiff became one of the most prominent congressional Democrats during the tenure of the former president. The California representative repeatedly stated that there was ample evidence of collusion between Trump’s team and the Russian government.

The Democrat made a number of firm assertions throughout Trump’s time in the White House.

“We do know this: the Russians offered help, the campaign accepted help, the Russians gave help and the president made full use of that help. And that is pretty damning whether it is proof beyond reasonable doubt of a conspiracy or not,” he told CNN in 2017.

The assertions by Schiff and a number of Congressional Democrats were disproven by a report created by former FBI Director Robert Mueller.

Furthermore, special counsel John Durham recently issued his report regarding the origins of the ‘Russiagate’ investigation. Durham found that there was not sufficient evidence to launch the probe by either the Department of Justice (DOJ) or the FBI.

“Based on the review of Crossfire Hurricane and related intelligence activities, we conclude that the Department and the FBI failed to uphold their mission of strict fidelity to the law in connection with certain events and activities described in this report,” he wrote.