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FACTS: Adam Schiff Is Using Fake Witch Hunts To Run For Higher Office

For Adam Schiff, Witch Hunts Aren’t About The Facts, Just About Himself

It’s Explicitly Clear That Rep. Adam Schiff Is Using Fake Witch Hunts To Build A War Chest In Order To Run For Higher Office

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The Facts:

IN 2017, REP. SCHIFF BECAME AN OVERNIGHT “CELEBRITY” DUE TO THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION

Once President Trump took office, Rep. Adam Schiff became an overnight celebrity and was titled the “face of the Democratic Resistance” to the new president because of his involvement in the Russia investigation.

The New Yorker in March 2017, “The Unlikely Liberal hero Adam Schiff Is Ready To Investigate Trump

CNN: “He’s gone from one of 53 to one of the upper echelon of the California delegation, and he’s overnight become a political celebrity”

Schiff became a mainstay on cable tv news from January 2017 onwards, logging more than 466 interviews and over 57 hours on T.V.

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SCHIFF HAS USED HIS NEWFOUND CELEBRITY FROM THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION AND IMPEACHMENT TO RAISE NEARLY 14 MILLION DOLLARS IN THE PAST THREE YEARS

In 2017, Schiff went from having two fundraising vehicles to five different committees and PACs for fundraising. (See Chart Below)

Over the past three years, Schiff’s fundraising numbers have exceeded his total fundraising from his previous 17 years in Congress. (See Chart Below)

In Schiff’s nine election cycles from 1999 until 2016, Schiff raised a total of $13.8 million dollars through Schiff For Congress and Frontline USA, averaging total receipts of $1.5 million per cycle, and averaging $1.5 million cash on hand at the end of the cycle. (See Chart Below)

Since 2017, Schiff affiliated committees have raised a combined nearly 14 million, more than his nine previous cycles combined, averaging nearly 7 million per cycle, and averaging 6 million cash on hand at cycle end.  (See Chart Below)

ITS CLEAR SCHIFF IS USING THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION AND IMPEACHMENT TO BUILD A WAR CHEST IN ORDER TO RUN FOR HIGHER OFFICE

Schiff has made it consistently clear about his desire to run for higher office.

NPR: “Schiff has fanned the flames of running for higher office

Politico: “Schiff himself acknowledges harboring grander ambitions

Politico reported in January 2020 that impeachment created a superstar in Rep. Adam Schiff and that he has expressed interest in running for the Senate or even being Speaker of the House.

Despite his safe district, Schiff has increased his expenditures on fundraising from $134,000 in 2016 to nearly $2 million in 2018, and already 1.2 million for the 2020 cycle. (See Chart Below)

Additionally, Schiff has structured his ad buys around major events concerning the Russia investigation. (See Chart Below)

Schiff spent $50,000 dollars on digital media acquisitions 2 days before the New York Times broke the news that Schiff had an early account of the whistleblower’s accusations. (See Chart Below)

Schiff spent $37,500 dollars on digital media acquisitions the same day he told the press the DNI had failed to provide the House Intel Committee with a whistleblower complaint potentially involving the President. (See Chart Below)

Schiff spent $250,000 dollars on ad buys four days after the Attorney General released his top findings concerning the Mueller report. (See Chart Below)

Schiff spent $50,000 dollars on ad buys the same day it was reported Mueller sent his report to the Department of Justice. (See Chart Below)

Schiff has continually advertised himself as the face of the Resistance and leader of the Russia investigation for fundraiser promotions and on Facebook.

An October 2017 fundraiser promotion: “Come hear Congressman Adam Schiff share the story of how he came to be one of Trump’s main nemeses on Capitol Hill with regard to the Russian interference and collusion investigations.”

In June 2018, Schiff ran an ad asking for supporters to chip in as he “investigates the Trump family

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IN 2017, REP. ADAM SCHIFF BECAME A CELEBRITY OVERNIGHT THANKS TO THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION

Once President Trump Took Office, Rep. Adam Schiff Became An Overnight Celebrity And Was Titled The “Face Of The Democratic Resistance To The New President” Due To His Involvement In The Russia Investigation

The Washington Post In March 2017: “Meet Rep. Adam Schiff, The Democrat Trump Just Made The Face Of The Opposition On Russia.” (The Washington Post, 02/05/18)

  • The Washington Post: “Honestly, If President Trump Hadn’t, Well, Become President, It’s Very Possible We Wouldn’t Be Calling Rep. Adam B. Schiff To Your Attention Right Now.” “Honestly, if President Trump hadn’t, well, become president, it’s very possible we wouldn’t be calling Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) to your attention right now.” (The Washington Post, 02/05/18)
  • “Schiff Is The Top Democrat On The Powerful House Intelligence Committee…That Has Plopped The Usually Under The Radar Schiff On The Front Lines Of Democrats Opposition To Trump.” “But Schiff is the top Democrat on the powerful House Intelligence Committee at a time when the GOP-led Congress and the FBI are investigating Russian meddling in the presidential election and whether anyone in the president’s circle was involved. That has plopped the usually under-the-radar Schiff on the front lines of Democrats’ opposition to Trump.” ( The Washington Post, 02/05/18)

The New Yorker In March 2017: “The Unlikely Liberal Hero Adam Schiff Is Ready To Investigate Trump” (The New Yorker, 03/14/17)

  • “Schiff Has Emerged As An Unlikely Face Of Democratic Resistance To The New President, Using His Position On The Intelligence Committee To Pursue An Investigation Of The Russian Influence Campaign, Its Potential Links To Trump.” But, appalled by Trump’s muted response to the Russian attack, Schiff has emerged as an unlikely face of Democratic resistance to the new President, using his position on the intelligence committee to pursue an investigation of the Russian influence campaign, its potential links to Trump and his associates, and how America should respond.” (The New Yorker , 03/14/17)

The Mercury News: “Adam Schiff Rising Democratic Star” (The Mercury News, 03/26/17)

CNN: “He’s Gone From One Of 53 To One Of The Upper Echelon Of The California Delegation, And He’s Overnight Become A Political Celebrity.” “’He’s gone from one of 53 to one of the upper echelon of the California delegation, and he’s overnight become a political celebrity within Democratic circles in the state,’ said Dave Jacobson, a Los Angeles-based Democratic strategist and CNN political commentator.” (CNN, 2/24/18)

With His Newfound Celebrity And Place On The Intelligence Committee, Schiff Became A Mainstay On Cable TV News From January 2017 Onwards Logging More Than 466 Interviews And Over 57 Hours On T.V.

Since January 2017, Schiff Has Done At Least 466 Interviews On Cable News With A Total Nearly 57 Hours On Television. (Tracker Compiled By RNC Research, Last Updated 01/17/20)

  • Schiff Has Done At Least 123 Interviews In 2019 And 2020 With A Total Of 17 Hours And 40 Minutes On Air. (Tracker Compiled By RNC Research, Last Updated 01/17/20)
  • Schiff Did At Least 152 Interviews In 2018 With A Total Of At Least 17 Hours And 35 Minutes On Air. (Tracker Compiled By RNC Research, Last Updated 01/17/20)
  • Schiff Did 191 Interviews In 2017 With A Total 21 Hours And 53 Minutes On Air. (Tracker Compiled By RNC Research, Last Updated 01/17/20)

“Now, Schiff Is A Day-To-Day, Hour-To-Hour Fixture On Cable TV News.” (CNN, 2/24/18)

“He’s Well-Known In California Thanks To Regular Appearances On Cable News Shows, Where He Is A Leading Voice On The Russia Probe.” (CNN, 2/24/18)

SCHIFF HAS USED THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION AND HIS NEWFOUND CELEBRITY TO RAISE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS

Upon The Beginning Of The Trump Administration In 2017, Rep. Adam Schiff Went From Having Two Fundraising Vehicles To Five Different Affiliated Fundraising Vehicles 

From 1999-2004 Cycle, Schiff Had One Fundraising Vehicles: “Schiff For Congress” (See Chart Below, Data Sourced From FEC, Accessed 10/24/19)

From 2006-2016, Schiff Had Two Fundraising Vehicles: “Schiff For Congress” And “United For A Strong America (Now Called Frontline USA)” (See Chart Below, Data Sourced From FEC, Accessed 10/24/19)

In 2017-2018, Schiff Had Five Affiliated Committees/Organizations Including “Schiff For Congress,” “United For A Strong America,” “CA Boxer/Schiff Committee,” “Schiff Leads PAC,” And “The Schiff House Victory Fund.” (See Chart Below, Data Sourced From FEC, Accessed 10/24/19)

In 2019, Schiff Had Five Affiliated Committees/Organizations Including “Schiff For Congress,” “United For A Strong America (Name Changed To Frontline USA),” “Schiff Leads PAC,” “Schiff Hold The House,” And The “Schiff-UDH Joint Committee.” (See Chart Below, Data Sourced From FEC, Accessed 10/24/19)

Rep. Adam Schiff Fundraising Vehicles
Cycle Affiliated Committees/Organizations
2000 Schiff For Congress  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2002 Schiff For Congress
2004 Schiff For Congress
2006 Schiff For Congress United For A Strong America
2008 Schiff For Congress United For A Strong America
2010 Schiff For Congress United For A Strong America
2012 Schiff For Congress United For A Strong America
2014 Schiff For Congress United For A Strong America
2016 Schiff For Congress United For A Strong America
2018 Schiff For Congress United For A Strong America CA Boxer/Schiff Committee Schiff Leads PAC Schiff House Victory Fund
2020 Schiff For Congress United For A Strong America (Name Changed To Frontline USA) Schiff Leads PAC Schiff Hold the House Schiff – UDH Joint Committee

 

Schiff’s Fundraising Numbers Have Exploded In The Last Three Years, Exceeding His Total Fundraising Numbers From His Previous Nine Cycles Combined

In Schiff’s Nine Election Cycles From 1999 Until 2016, Schiff Raised A Total Of $13.8 Million Dollars Through Schiff For Congress And Frontline USA With An Average $1.5 Million Per Cycle, And An Average $1.5 Million Cash On Hand At The End Of The Cycle. (See Charts Below, All Data Sourced From FEC , Accessed 10/24/19)

  • Chart 1: Committee Numbers 1999-2016
  •  Chart 2: Average Cash On Hand Cycle End 1999-2016

Since 2017, Schiff Affiliated Committees Have Raised A Combined Nearly $14 Million, More Than His Nine Previous Cycles Combined, And Averaging Nearly $7 Million Per Cycle, And $6 Million Cash On Hand At Cycle End. (See Charts Below, All Data Sourced From FEC, Accessed 10/24/19)

  • Table 1: Committee Numbers 2017-2020
  • Table 2: Average Cash On Hand Cycle End 2017-2020

* Filing Incomplete On FEC

Graph 1: Charting Schiff Fundraising And Cash On Hand From 1999-2018. (See Tables Above, All Data Sourced From FEC, Accessed 10/24/19)

IT’S CLEAR SCHIFF IS USING THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION AND IMPEACHMENT TO BUILD A WAR CHEST IN ORDER TO RUN FOR HIGHER OFFICE

Rep. Adam Schiff Has Made It Consistently Clear He Desires Running For Higher Office And Possible Even Speaker Of The House

Politico In 2020: Impeachment Has “Catapulted” Adam Schiff To The “Front Of The Nation’s Consciousness.” “Sitting shoulder to shoulder on the Senate floor as they argue for the president’s removal from office, two men — Adam Schiff of California and Hakeem Jeffries of New York — have been catapulted to the front of the nation’s consciousness, to the top of the Democratic Party and have become the fulcrum for speculation about a host of prominent positions both in the House and beyond.” ( Politico, 01/30/20)

  • “Schiff Is Said To Be Interested In The Senate (California Sen. Dianne Feinstein Is 86), A Spot In A Potential Democratic Administration Or Speaker Of The House.” “Schiff is said to be interested in the Senate (California Sen. Dianne Feinstein is 86), a spot in a potential Democratic administration or speaker of the House.” (Politico, 01/30/20)

Politico In 2017: “Schiff Could Use Russia Probe As Senate Springboard.” (Politico, 04/21/17)

NPR: “Schiff Has Fanned The Flames Of Running For Higher Office.” (NPR, 10/10/19)

“I Would Never Say Never To Something.” “Does that preclude a run in the future? ‘I would never say never to something,’ Schiff said, again skirting the question. ‘It’s fun coming up here, and I enjoy the idea that I might cause certain heads at Fox News to explode [if I ran.]’” ( The Los Angeles Times, 10/16/18)

Schiff Might Be Laying The Groundwork For “The Senate Or Governor’s Mansion, Or Maybe Even The White House.” “His fast-rising profile is fueling speculation he might be laying the groundwork for a run for higher office — for the Senate or governor’s mansion, or maybe even the White House.” ( Politico, 04/21/17)

 “Schiff Himself Acknowledges Harboring Grander Ambitions…” “Schiff himself acknowledges harboring grander ambitions but adds the obligatory qualifiers in an interview.” (Politico , 04/21/17)

Schiff: Statewide Office Is “Certainly Something I’ve Thought About In The Past And May Think About In The Future.” “He’s busy with his current job and hopes that Dianne Feinstein, California’s 83-year-old senator, will seek reelection in 2018. Statewide office is ‘certainly something I’ve thought about in the past and may think about in the future, but I have a pretty full plate as it is,’ Schiff said. (Politico, 04/21/17)

Since 2017, Schiff Has Increased His Expenditures On Fundraising Exponentially, From $134,000 On Fundraising In 2016 To Nearly $2 Million Dollars In 2018, And Already $1.2 Million For The 2020 Cycle

During The 2016 Cycle, Schiff Spent Approximately $134,000 On Fundraising And List Building. (FEC, Accessed 10/24/19)

During The 2018 Cycle, Schiff For Congress Spent Approximately $2 Million Dollars On Fundraising. (FEC, Accessed 10/24/19)

 

During The 2020 Cycle, Schiff For Congress Has Already Spent $1.2 Million On Fundraising. (FEC, Accessed 10/24/19)

 

Additionally, Schiff Has Structured His Ad Buys Around Major Events Concerning The Russia And Ukraine Investigations

On October 2, 2019, The New York Times Broke The News That Schiff Had Early Account Of The Whistleblower’s Accusations. (The New York Times, 10/02/19)

  • On September 30, 2019, Schiff Spent $50,000 Dollars On Digital Media Acquisitions. (FEC, Accessed 10/25/19)

On September 17, Schiff Told The Press That The Director Of National Intelligence Had Failed to Provide A Whistleblower Complaint To The House Intelligence Committee. “The nation’s top intelligence official has refused to comply with a House Intelligence Committee subpoena to provide the contents of a whistleblower complaint a government watchdog deemed “urgent” and credible, the panel’s chairman, Adam Schiff, said late Tuesday. The California Democrat warned the agency might be acting to conceal high-level wrongdoing by President Donald Trump or his immediate advisers. ‘The committee’s position is clear — the acting DNI [Director of National Intelligence] can either provide the complaint as required under the law, or he will be required to come before the committee to tell the public why he is not following the clear letter of the law, including whether the White House or the attorney general are directing him to do so,’ Schiff said.(Politico, 09/17/19)

  • On September 17, Schiff Spent $37,500 Dollars On Digital Media Acquisition And Digital Consulting Fees With Authentic Campaign. (FEC , Accessed 10/25/19)

Attorney General Released His Top Findings Concerning The Mueller Report On March 24, 2019.  (The New York Times, 03/24/19)

  • On March 28 And 29, 2019, Schiff Spent $250,000 Dollars On Digital Media Acquisitions. (FEC , Accessed 10/25/19)

On March 22, 2019, It Was Reported That Robert Mueller Had Sent His Report To The Department Of Justice. (The Washington Post, 03/22/19)

  • On March 22, 2019, Schiff Spent $50,000 Dollars On Digital Media Ad Buys. (FEC, Accessed 10/25/19)

Schiff Has Continually Advertised As The Face Of The Resistance And The Leader Of The Russia Investigation

In October 2017, Schiff Was The Headliner At A Fundraising Event For The Santa Clara Democratic Party: “Come Hear Congressman Adam Schiff Share The Story Of How He Came To Be One Of Trump’s Main Nemeses On Capitol Hill With Regard To The Russian Interference And Collusion Investigations.” “ Come hear Congressman Adam Schiff share the story of how he came to be one of Trump’s main nemeses on Capitol Hill with regard to the Russian interference and collusion investigations, where he played such a key role in moving things forward.” (Act.Myngp.com, Accessed 10/25/19)

Schiff Ran An Ad In June 2018 Asking Supporters To Chip In As He Investigates The Trump Family.  (Facebook Ad Library, Accessed 10/11/19)

In July 2018, Schiff Ran An Ad Saying Congress Must Act To Protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller From President Trump. (Facebook Ad Library, Accessed 10/11/19)

In August 2018, Schiff Ran An Ad Saying President Trump Was Acting Like An Authoritarian. (Facebook Ad Library, Accessed 10/11/19)

In October 2018, Schiff Asked Supporters To Chip In To Help Him “Stop This Administration.” (Facebook Ad Library, Accessed 10/11/19)

In February 2019, Schiff Ran An Ad Saying Add Your Name To Stand With me to Show Trump “We Won’t Back Down.” (Facebook Ad Library, Accessed 10/11/19)

In May 2019, Schiff Ran An Ad Saying President Trump Was “Talking AND Acting Like A Tin-Pot Dictator,” And That His Actions And Rhetoric Would Have Dangerous Consequences For “Our Country, Our Democracy, And Our Safety – And It Has To Stop.” (Facebook Ad Library , Accessed 10/11/19)

In July 2019, Schiff Ran An Ad Saying He Was Working To Hold This Dangerous President Accountable. (Facebook Ad Library, Accessed 10/11/19) 

In July 2019, Schiff Ran An Ad Calling President Trump “Unhinged.” (Facebook Ad Library, Accessed 10/11/19) 

In September 2019, Schiff Ran An Ad Saying “Trump Thinks He Can Get Away With It” And “His Corruption And Self-Dealing Have Reached New Heights.” (Facebook Ad Library, Accessed 10/11/19)   

In September 2019, Schiff Ran An Ad Implying He Was Working To Stop The President Calling The Ad “This Ends Now.” (Facebook Ad Library, Accessed 10/11/19)   

Via the Republican National Committee

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