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Representing California's 28th Congressional District. Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee (@HouseIntel).
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19 Jun
Today is Juneteenth. It should be a national holiday.

Just as Americans learn the history of July 4, understanding and celebrating Juneteenth is a critical part of American history.

So I wanted to share a few facts and resources today to do my small part:
The Emancipation Proclamation was signed in 1863, but it did not end slavery immediately.

It was only on this day in 1865, a full two years later, that African Americans enslaved in Texas were, at last, freed and slavery was eradicated.

vox.com/identities/201…
The history of slavery is painful, but that's exactly why we need to make sure Americans are aware of it.

Like the fact that even in "free" states like California, slavery was still practiced.

Learn about California's little-known history of slavery: aclunc.org/sites/goldchai…
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7 May
Trump’s campaign invited Russian help, made full use of it, then covered it up.

Then, Trump sought more illicit help from Ukraine, leading to his impeachment and a bipartisan vote to convict.

Read just released transcripts from our Russia investigation:

intelligence.house.gov/russiainvestig…
Read my full statement on the release of these important transcripts:

intelligence.house.gov/news/documents…
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16 Jan
The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office has found the Trump Administration broke the law by withholding military aid from Ukraine.

Trump’s willingness to break the law to coerce Ukraine to help him cheat in the next election shows the magnitude of his abuse of power.
Read my full statement here: schiff.house.gov/news/press-rel…
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2 Jan
These new documents highlight Trump's direct role in withholding military aid, and the Administration’s efforts to hide it from Congress.

We subpoenaed them, and they refused. Now we know why.

A fair Senate trial requires all documents be produced.

What else is Trump hiding?
Read my full statement on these new documents detailing President Trump's decision to withhold military aid to Ukraine:
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13 Sep 19
It seems the President has developed a sudden concern for the homelessness crisis. I'm glad he wants to help.

Instead of floating nonsensical and possibly illegal concepts about rounding up people experiencing homelessness and warehousing them, here are some other suggestions:
One obvious place to start: stop making the problem worse by asking for billions in cuts to @HUDgov's affordable housing programs, and to safety net programs that can make the difference for families living on the edge.
Rather than launching partisan attacks on California cities, Trump could learn from leaders and community groups on the front lines of addressing homelessness.

In fact, Los Angeles recently approved the two largest anti-homelessness ballot measures in American history.
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5 Jul 18
I just visited a shelter for separated children in California. The kids had a place to sleep, food to eat, a school to attend and medical care. Everything, but what they need — their parents.

We must reunite these families:

facebook.com/RepAdamSchiff/…
The shelter has 16 kids separated from their parents. Most had been in the facility for weeks. The parents of 2 of them had already been deported. HHS has identified all the parents, but 2 kids had yet to speak to their parent, because the detention centers are disorganized.
For children whose parents have been deported, the family can decide to seek to place the child with a relative in the U.S. or to have the child deported. But if placed with an undocumented relative, that child could face a second separation. It’s unconscionable.
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10 May 18
Last year, the bipartisan leadership of the House Intel Committee made a promise to the American people to publicly release the Facebook advertisements used by the Kremlin-linked Internet Research Agency.

Today, the Minority is fulfilling that promise: democrats-intelligence.house.gov/facebook-ads/
Russia sought to weaponize social media to drive a wedge between Americans, and in an attempt to sway the 2016 election. They created fake accounts, pages and communities to push divisive online content and videos, and to mobilize real Americans.

Here's how:
Russia sought to divide us by our race, our country of origin, our religion, and our politics. They attempted to hijack legitimate events meant to do good – teaching self-defense, providing legal aid – as well as those events meant to widen a rift.

Here's just some examples:
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27 Apr 18
Mr. President, to conclude there is “no evidence” of collusion, you must ignore Russia’s extensive efforts to help your campaign, the litany of communications between Russia & your campaign, & the massive effort to conceal these contacts. Here’s the truth: bit.ly/2r77gxB
We lay out some new facts:

1.) Russians sought to establish a secret back channel with Trump campaign through NRA in May 2016 according to an email from Paul Erickson to Rick Dearborn & Jeff Sessions. They sought to make “first contact” at the NRA convention. See the email here:
2.) Don Jr. had two calls with Emin Agalarov to pursue dirt Russians were promising as part of June 9, 2016 meeting. Sandwiched between these calls? A third call from a blocked number. We tried to subpoena call records to see if blocked number was Donald Trump, but Rs blocked us:
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5 Mar 18
No, Mr. President. The FBI investigation began when it was discovered that the Russians had secret discussions with your foreign policy advisor about dissemination of stolen Clinton emails.

And how can you criticize Obama for not doing more, when you do absolutely nothing?
No cabinet meeting devoted to protecting 2018 elections from foreign interference. Bipartisan sanctions to punish and deter Russian meddling sitting in your desk drawer for months. $120 million allocated by Congress to fight Russian propaganda unspent. This is dereliction of duty
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15 Dec 17
I’m increasingly worried Republicans will shut down the House Intelligence Committee investigation at the end of the month.

Here’s why:
Since March, our investigation has made important progress. We’ve interviewed numerous key witnesses behind closed doors, held public hearings, reviewed thousands of documents, identified new leads — all to understand and expose Russia's meddling and protect our democracy.
Yet, Republicans have scheduled no witnesses after next Friday and none in 2017. We have dozens of outstanding witnesses on key aspects of our investigation that they refuse to contact and many document requests they continue to sit on.
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8 Nov 17
One year ago, @realDonaldTrump was elected President. Since then, he has repeatedly shown why he is the worst president in modern history.

Here's how:
Almost immediately after the election, the President-elect falsely claimed to have won the popular vote and said that millions of illegal immigrants voted.
In his first week of office, @POTUS signed the #MuslimBan, banning people from entering our country based on their faith.
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4 Sep 17
For an Administration marked by indifference to plight of others, today @POTUS hit rock bottom, ending protection for a bunch of kids. #DACA
@POTUS Mr. President, you told the DREAMERs that you loved kids, that you had a big heart, and that they should have hope. Have you no compassion?
@POTUS Congress can't stand idly by and watch families torn apart. We can vote, this week. I have amendment to defund any effort to deport DREAMers Image
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20 Jul 17
Mueller has authority to investigate any ties Trump family has to Russia, including financial, and anything that arises. That is his duty.
FBI Director does not report to the President on specific cases. Someone needs to counsel Mr. Trump on independence of Justice Department.
President claims he discussed "adoptions" with Putin in previously undisclosed meeting. Just what Don Jr. said, before we learned otherwise.
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27 Jun 17
It's hard to pick the most outrageous Republican fib about their “health care” bill, but here's one that gets me:
One constant complaint from the GOP about the ACA was high deductibles, i.e. out of pocket costs before insurance kicks in.
Deductibles were much lower than they claimed, but they had a point. If you’re making $30k a year, an $8k deductible is daunting.
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8 Jun 17
Today, Comey testified he was directed to drop a case involving National Security Advisor, and fired to alter course of Russia investigation
Comey wrote memoranda about his conversations because he worried that @POTUS would misrepresent them. That fear has already been vindicated.
@POTUS If there are indeed tapes of Comey's conversations, they need to be preserved and made immediately available to Congress and Mueller.
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20 Mar 17
Mr. President, the Russians hacked our election and interfered. No one disputes this now, but you. This is what is called "fact".
As you will see during our hearing, Mr. President, there is no evidence Mr. Obama tapped your phones. This is what is called "fiction."
Your suggestion British wiretapped you & jape with Merkel are harming our relationships with key allies. This is called "collateral damage."
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10 Mar 17
There's no question @POTUS businesses are causing serious conflicts of interest, and pose extraordinary risks of corruption. Let me explain:
.@POTUS made Mar-A-Lago his "Winter White House." It’s not. It’s a private for-profit business where dues just increased from $100k to $200k
So @POTUS makes it known that he holds important meetings with foreign leaders at Mar-A-Lago, then raises the cost of joining. Hmmmm….
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1 Mar 17
For all who continue to ask: Will this President act to unite the country? Can he grow in the job? The answer tonight was a discouraging NO.
No @POTUS: Obamacare isn't collapsing. It's more popular than ever. If you cause millions to lose healthcare, you'll be held responsible.
No @POTUS: You aren't draining the swamp of corruption. When you allow your family to be enriched by your office, the WH is the swamp.
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28 Jan 17
Shameful. That President Trump issued this order on Holocaust Remembrance Day demonstrates what a poor student of history the President is.
Donald Trump's executive order today establishes a religious test for those coming from certain Muslim countries. Period.
It would turn away women and children fleeing violence unless they worship in the right way or to the right God.
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6 Jan 17
.@ODNIgov released their declassified report on Russian hacking & meddling in our elections (dni.gov/files/document…). Here's my statement: Image
The report makes it clear that Russian intervention was directed by Putin himself & was designed not only to sow discord in United States...
... but was also motivated by the desire to help Donald Trump’s election chances by discrediting Secretary Hillary Clinton.
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4 Jan 17
With every conspiracy theory-laden tweet Trump does damage to national security, while raising concerns about his capacity to grow into job.
When Trump belittles the Intelligence Community, he impairs our national security and prospects for the success of his own Administration.
That Trump would accept self-serving denials of Kremlin is alarming enough. Citing Assange takes him into new & more treacherous territory.
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