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Adam Schiff: I'm Sorry I Lied To The American People

Jeff Katz
October 14, 2019 - 3:18 pm

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) told "Face The Nation" on Sunday that he should have been "more clear" about the House Intelligence Committee's contact with the so-called whistleblower.

Schiff had said last month that his committee had no contact with the whistleblower. He also said that he may never have known about the whistleblower's complaint if the inspector general had not brought it to the committee's attention. Both these statements were false.

Host Margaret Brennan asked Schiff, "Do you regret saying that we — the committee — weren't in touch with the whistleblower?" 

Schiff responded, "I should have been much more clear. I said so the minute it was brought to my attention that I was referring to the fact that, when the whistleblower filed the complaint, we had not heard from the whistleblower. We wanted to bring the whistleblower in at that time, but I should have been much more clear."