U.S. Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) speaking at NORPAC to his constituents (2012).
The tip of the spear in the Democratic “fight” against U.S. President Donald Trump has some explaining of his own to do, when it comes to Israel’s crimes, and how they intertwine with the Trump administration. Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, U.S. Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) has been at the very forefront of anti-Trump politics, but despite his claims to being in the pursuit of justice against the President, his own pro-Israel ties which coincidentally overlap with those of the Trump administration must be scrutinized.
Schiff has been receiving money from pro-Israel political action committee NORPAC since at least 2004, the same bipartisan group behind Genie Energy’s involvement with Jared Kushner. Schiff previously met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu back in 2009.
NORPAC also hosted Schiff in 2012.
With the release of the Mueller Report Schiff has continued to focus on "Russia."
But has not focused on Israel.
This is not unique to Schiff, many anti-Trump figures have neglected to pursue criminal conspiracies that pertain to Israeli interests, and in some cases misrepresent events related to Israel in the same manner that Trump's base does (Qatar). Such as with conservative outlet "Culttture."
NORPAC has supported the Trump administration's bombing of Syrian government forces.
In June, U.S. forces shot down a Syrian fighter jet in what they said was an act of self-defense. The incident is the fourth time in as many weeks that the United States has shot at pro-Syrian-government forces, and it carries the potential for further escalation — particularly with Russia threatening to target U.S. aircraft that fly into parts of Syria. For its part, the Trump administration has made no public statement committing to advancing American involvement in the region. The administration has made it clear that it will have little tolerance for the use of chemical weapons by Assad. We applaud the moral clarity of the Administration on the use of chemical weapons.
A position also mirrored by Schiff.
Schiff previously supported Trump's decision to bomb Syria, even going so far as to say that if the goal is regime change, that Tomahawk cruise missiles won't be enough to accomplish that.
INSKEEP: Do you approve of this action, responding to an apparent chemical weapons attack?
SCHIFF: Something had to be done about the chemical weapons attack. And if this is designed to deter Syria from using chemical weapons, it may very well have that intended effect. If the president means to do more than that, if this is an effort to begin a military campaign against the regime to change the regime, that I think is a big problem because that's not something that can be accomplished by launching cruise missiles from the sea.
That would really embroil us in that Syrian civil war to a far greater degree than we are already. And that would be a great concern. Either way, Congress hasn't authorized any of the military action going on in Syria. And Congress needs to get off the sidelines.
Can you expect Schiff to pursue the Trump administration for its criminal activities with Israel?