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The new House Intelligence Committee chairman, Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffTrump, Democrats clash over probes Hillicon Valley: House Intel panel will release Russia interviews | T-Mobile, Sprint step up merger push | DHS cyber office hosting webinars on China | Nest warns customers to shore up password security Schiff hits back at Trump: He’s ‘terrified’ of House Russia probe MORE (D-Calif.), has proven to be his party’s most effective antagonist toward President TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump to lead new White House global women's empowerment initiative Father says he traveled to Canada for son's medicine that would cost K in US Clinton: Trump's decision to suspend nuclear treaty with Russia 'a gift to Putin' MORE. And now, with the new powers of being chairman, he is drawing both new weapons and new scrutiny.
Which bring us to the issue of some photographs taken at the prestigious Aspen security conference last July.
They show Schiff meeting at the event with Fusion GPS Founder Glenn Simpson, one of the key and most controversial figures in the Russia collusion scandal. Both men insisted to me through spokesmen that they met only briefly last July.
At the time of the encounter, Simpson was an important witness in the House Intelligence Committee probe who had given sworn testimony about alleged, but still unproven, collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.
Simpson ran the firm hired by Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonClinton: Trump's decision to suspend nuclear treaty with Russia 'a gift to Putin' Trump suggests Heller lost reelection bid because he was 'hostile' during 2016 presidential campaign Mueller hauled before secret FISA court to address FBI abuses in 2002, Congress told MORE’s campaign and the Democratic Party to find dirt on Trump in Moscow. He employed retired British intelligence operative Christopher Steele, whose infamous and unverified dossier became the main evidence for the FBI’s probe of the Trump campaign, particularly the surveillance warrant against Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
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