by Sharon Rondeau
(May 23, 2019) — On Wednesday night’s “Hannity,” Rep. Mark Meadows said that in regard to the FBI’s launching of an investigation into alleged Trump-Russia “collusion,” “there is information coming that will curl your hair. I can tell you that the reason why it’s so visceral, the response from the Democrats is so visceral right now is because they know — they’ve seen documents — Adam Schiff has seen documents that he knows will actually put the finger pointing back at him and his Democrat colleagues, not the president of the United States.”
Adam Schiff (D-CA) is the current chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.
The interview took place against the backdrop of a scheduled meeting President Trump had with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Wednesday morning to discuss an infrastructure bill which Trump reportedly quickly jettisoned once arriving in the Oval Office. Directly afterward, Trump held a press conference in the Rose Garden, where he stated that he told Pelosi and Schumer that no discussion about possible legislation can take place while Democrat congressional committees continue to conduct “investigations” into his administration and him personally.
“I don’t do cover-ups,” the president said, in addition to touting economic gains and accomplishments of his administration.
Prior to the 11:00 a.m. meeting, Pelosi held a brief presser in which she accused Trump of engaging in a “cover-up.” She did not expound on the nature of the alleged “cover-up.” Her public remarks came after a “closed-door” meeting with Democrats in the House and Senate during which members of the caucus reportedly pushed her to pursue “impeachment” against Trump.
Specific “impeachable” offenses have not been enumerated.
After the imploded Oval Office meeting and Trump’s address in the Rose Garden, Pelosi and Schumer again spoke to reporters, with Pelosi stating, ” “We believe that no one is above the law, including the president of the United States. And we believe that the president of the United States is engaged in a cover-up.”
Meadows and Rep. Jim Jordan, both members of the House Freedom Caucus, contended that Democrats’ accusations against Trump are coordinated. “There are secret Memorandums of Understanding, secret MOUs between the various chairmen and how they will coordinate their attacks upon the president,” Jordan was shown in a video clip as having said.
“They’ve actually got this deal where they’ll break one bit of news, go after the president in a different committee…there’s not a single committee that you can be in that is serious about legislative work; they’re serious about going after this president. And it doesn’t matter what the facts are…” Meadows said.
Meadows added that he spoke directly to Trump and characterized him as “willing” to work on legislative matters with Congress.
A report released by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team last month following the 22-month investigation assumed from the FBI indicated that the allegations of “collusion” between the Trump campaign and Russians to affect the outcome of the 2016 election were unsubstantiated. On Tuesday night, investigative reporter John Solomon said he expects Trump to declassify a myriad of documentation “within the next 7-8 days.”
The documents are said to contain “exculpatory information” reportedly in the possession of the FBI prior to the launch of its counterintelligence operation into the Trump campaign. According to Hannity, the documents include “transcripts” of recorded conversations in which then-Trump adviser George Papadopoulos was engaged, without his knowledge that he was being recorded, with individuals who approached him wishing to speak about “Russia.”
The individuals may have been deployed by intelligence services from the U.S., UK, Italy and Australia, emerging evidence has shown.
Investigative reporter Sara A. Carter was then brought in to the exchange with Meadows, with Hannity asking her what she expects might be released in the near future emanating from the Trump-Russia investigation.
Carter responded that once the classified information is released, “the American people will understand what was going on here.” She also said that a letter ranking House Intel Committee member Devin Nunes wrote to Trump on Wednesday about the possible role of UK intelligence services in the “collusion” narrative will yield “extraordinary information.”
Further, she implicated former CIA Director John Brennan, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and former FBI Director James Comey as connected to activity allegedly conducted by British intelligence into the campaign.
All three men were Obama appointees. Brennan is currently an MSNBC commentator and virulent Trump opponent, while Clapper, who is suspected by some of leaking information to CNN, is a commentator there. Comey was fired by Trump in May 2017.
When Hannity asked if Comey was “spying” on the Trump campaign, as Comey has denied, Meadows said, “He was aware of improper things that were being done.”
After Carter said within “weeks” an information “avalanche” will be forthcoming, Meadows said it will be “days, not weeks. Very soon, very soon.”
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.