Speaking on Sean Hannity’s show on Fox Wednesday night, radio host Mark Levin laid into Congressman Adam Schiff for his consistent posturing vis-à-vis the Russia/Trump campaign investigation, bluntly calling him a “shill for the Russian government.”
Hannity got Levin started by asking him for his comments by remarking, “This guy has been lying to this country for 14 months. … Your thoughts?”
That set Levin off:
My thoughts are this: Mr. Schiff is a shill for the Russian government. And I’m going to tell you why it is Schiff who is a propagandist for the Russian government despite his spinning on all these left-wing TV shows. He put out a list of 30 more interviews he wants to do even though the Republicans on the committee said there’s no collusion. And he mentions a long list: Reince Priebus, Stephen Miller, K. T. McFarland, Sean Spicer, Kellyanne Conway, bunch of consultants, people with the Trump Organization, some of Trump’s lawyers, somebody who runs a group, "Christians’ Rights Activists." Of course he wants Donald Trump Jr. to kick around; he wants Jared Kushner to kick around, family members; on and on and on.
Let me tell you who he doesn’t want; let me tell you who this shill for Russia doesn’t want; he doesn’t want Hillary Clinton, he didn’t say we should subpoena Hillary Clinton even though it was the Hillary Clinton campaign that laundered money through a law firm in this Fusion GPS to do what: to corroborate and collude with the Russians with their phony dossier. He didn’t ask for a single Hillary Clinton campaign official. Why is that, Mr. Schiff, since we know they colluded? He didn’t ask for the former head of the DNC; I don’t know if that was Wasserman Schultz or Donna Brazile. He doesn’t want to subpoena them and question them. Where did their money come from, that money that they laundered through that law firm, the Fusion GPs, to the Russians. That’s something he doesn’t want to talk about.
I’ve got more. Barack Obama. How could it possibly be that the President of the United States under whom all this occurred — Donald Trump was a candidate; Donald Trump was a victim; his family was victimized — Barack Obama was the President of the United States when the Russians were interfering with our election — don’t we, the American people, want to hear from Barack Obama in an open committee hearing?
Well, Mr. Shill-For-The-Russians Schiff, he doesn’t. What about Loretta Lynch and her role on the FISA warrants as Attorney General? She’s not on his list. Neither are other senior Justice Department officials in the Obama Administration. What about these FISA court judges, who, even now, as a matter of fact, that what was presented to them, to issue a warrant against an American citizen, was materially false, because it omitted everything I just told you about the dossier.
Now what else isn’t Mr. Schiff interested in? He’s not interested in Uranium One. He doesn’t make a single request for a witness or a subpoena. 20% of America’s uranium is now controlled by Vladimir Putin. … Schiff is a shill for Putin, in my view.
After naming others that Schiff doesn‘t want to interrogate, Levin concluded:
Let me tell you something. Mr. Schiff is not interested in the abuses of the FISA application process. He’s not interested in what the FISA court did, he’s not interested in the fact that American citizens were spied on and their names were unmasked. He doesn’t ask for any witnesses related to that whatsoever.
I will tell you this, Mr. Schiff, you are a leaguer. Because you sit on that House Intelligence committee, it ought to be called the house stupid committee. You’re the ranking Democrat on the committee. I have a challenge for you, why don’t you take a lie detector test? Why don’t you take a lie detector test so the American people can be sure that you, all over TV, ubiquitous, you might as well be on airport radar and sonograms. You're everywhere, sir. You tell us you don’t leak, okay. Take a lie detector test because I believe you do.