Following the release of dozens of witness transcripts related to the House Intelligence Committee's investigation of Russian election interference in 2016, the Wall Street Journal editorial board publicly slammed the committee's chairman, Democrat Adam Schiff, urging the public to never, "believe another word he says."
"Schiff spread falsehoods shamelessly about Russia and Donald Trump for three years even as his own committee gathered contrary evidence," the board wrote.
Schiff, the man CNN's Chris Cillizza had dubbed Democrat's "impeachment star," had previously sought to stonewall the release of the witness transcripts, a move the Wall Street Journal says was designed to hide the fact that they did not corroborate the accusations Schiff continued to repeat publicly.
It was Schiff who made the case on CNN a year ago:
"The Russians offered help. The campaign accepted help. The Russians gave help, and the president made full use of that help."
The witness transcripts tell a different story, revealing that intelligence, law enforcement, and national security officials working for the Obama administration denied ever encountering evidence of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.
"President Trump often spreads falsehoods and invents facts, but at least he's paid a price for it in media criticism and public mistrust," the piece concludes. "An industry of media fact checkers is dedicated to parsing his every word. As for Mr. Schiff, no one should ever believe another word he says."