During an appearance on MSNBC on Friday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, proclaimed the Department of Justice investigation headed by U.S. Attorney John Durham into the origins of allegations of Russia collusion with the 2016 Trump campaign to be an effort from Attorney General William Barr to “persecute” political enemies.
Schiff reacted to the resignation of Nora Dannehy, a federal prosecutor and aide to Durham, as evidence of a “political” investigation.
“This is an investigation that really was brought about at the urging of the president to persecute his political enemies,” he said. “It is Bill Barr’s use of the department as a sword, instead of just as a shield. He’s already used it as a shield to protect people who have lied on behalf of the president, people like Mike Flynn and Roger Stone. Now he’s using it as a cudgel to go after