Adam Schiff - Investigating Russia’s Role in the 2016 Election | The Daily Show

  • Published on Aug 31, 2018
  • Adam Schiff of the House Intelligence Committee talks about the Russian interference in the 2016 election and the modern war between democracy and authoritarianism.
    Extent of Russian interference, power of dems in rep-controlled congress, important to have respet for intelligene professionals, meeting with trump, modern war of ideas, democracy vs. authoritarianism
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  • Lorna Kim
    Lorna Kim 2 months ago +1

    Online, Dr. Daniel Lebowitz on Gang Stalking crimes + his 2014 US Senate Hearings on Gang Stalking (inventions by Josef Mengele and others under Hitler and also employed by the diabolical Gestapo + Further Stasi means under the KGB and NKVD + forward adaptations of modern technology being used to Destabilize and to Destroy from within//Putin’s Stasi Card was discovered in Dresden December 2018 w/other news about it January 2019//God Help The Children & us All✨☦️⚓️✨☔️☘️

  • Lorna Kim
    Lorna Kim 2 months ago +1

    Also, Orwellian Electronic Nazism hordes USA & elsewhere to Destabilize and to foster implosion of Democracies and of Nations: Gang Stalking Senate Hearings Ron Wyden; +, Survivor Electronic Harassment V2K Gang Stalking (Tavon Rivers is using Tivon spelling in Morocco)// with the stellar Executive Director a US Naval intelligence Officer Veteran and Derrick Charles Robinson on Facebook// as i write the USA Federal Government is still circumvented due to Corrupted Arsenals & Suppliers belonging to fear-and-Hate-mongers of Nationalists/Supremacists circles USA and beyond// Attorney Myron D. May, Targeted individual (& Multiples more since at least Virginia Tech 2007)//unedited// Always Many Prayers ✨☦️⚓️✨💌

  • It's Brently
    It's Brently 4 months ago

    Curious, all the 'collusion' that Schiff associates with Trump/Russia is ACTUALLY what's happening with Israel, AIPAC, and congress.

  • Tina Gunell
    Tina Gunell 4 months ago

    I like Adam ☺

  • Jon Myers
    Jon Myers 4 months ago

    Traitor lying piece of garbage. Fuck both of these commi asshats

  • Bjorn Lottering
    Bjorn Lottering 4 months ago

    All talk no walk. Schiff and Noah. Both blabbering fools with no backbone.

  • Tom Jakovac
    Tom Jakovac 4 months ago

    Adam Schiff the liar!
    In early 2018, Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee sought to downplay Ohr’s connections to Steele during their investigation
    - insisting Ohr only notified the FBI about Steele after Steele
    was fired by the FBI in November 2016 for improper contacts with the media.
    The memo from House Democrats - led by Rep. Adam Schiff’s (D-CA), says that Ohr’s contact with the FBI only began “weeks after the election and more than a month after the Court approved the initial FISA application.” Ohr’s testimony refutes Schiff’s memo, making clear he was in contact with FBI and DOJ officials long before the FISA warrant or the 2016 US election. Not only that, “Ohr explicitly told the FBI that Steele was desperate to defeat the man he was investigating and was biased,” according to Solomon, and the FBI didn’t have to guess as to Steele’s motives.

  • lyomon
    lyomon 5 months ago

    So if Trump only was elected because of Putin why is still there ?

  • Gabrielle Angel Lilly
    Gabrielle Angel Lilly 5 months ago

    Important question, about the idea of America.

  • Patricia M
    Patricia M 5 months ago

    Democracy? What's that? Slick brainwashing from childhood so we don't notice that the "government" is not serving the people. The people pay taxes to support the kleptocrats in DC, meanwhile how many millions are disenfranchised and unable to vote at all. We pay a tribute of billions to ISRAEL, we implement Israeli wars of aggression, and our congress people are bought by AIPAC. Democracy???????

  • Patrick Thompson
    Patrick Thompson 5 months ago

    Why all this crap against Russia? Didn't we want peace in the world between the USA and Russia? Trump has stopped the aggressive and very hostile expansion of NATO which could have triggered a conflict between the two superpowers.

  • Bodil marie Challand
    Bodil marie Challand 5 months ago

    Bless you Sir ....Keep up the good job 👍👍👍

  • Mariana Ramirez
    Mariana Ramirez 6 months ago

    This was both entertaining and informative

  • b dog
    b dog 6 months ago

    Schiff has put a lot of thought and effort into his opinions and statements. He nay not be right about everything, but he doesn't pretend to be - he's trying to understand what's going on, and how to make it better. Here's how thoughtful Lord Cheeto was in response:

  • gman76able
    gman76able 7 months ago

    impeachment could be bad for trump but (hole lot of garbage) worst for the US his replacements are horrific . his incompetency is a blessing to the american public

  • The Kaiser
    The Kaiser 7 months ago

    @Adam Schiff
    Of course we want to kill you. Your endless list of the most outrageous war crimes, so far unpunished, shows your legal system is not working and therefore gives us every right and legitimacy to do so. It is YOU, who is on the wrong side here. Just look at your illegal war in Libya. You do not only want to kill people, you actually kill them, which is evidently fundamentally wrong. Fuck your farm-hands senate and congress. Perhaps you should read the UN CHARTER that you proposed, signed and ratified once in a while and investigate yourselves.

  • David M. Evans
    David M. Evans 7 months ago +1

    Mr Schiff needs to recuse himself from all investigations and committees. He is so biased and divisive it is clear he is not after the truth but rather just playing politics. Thank God he is not a judge. What has he done to better the country? We deserve better and more honorable leaders than this.

  • Markus Maximus
    Markus Maximus 7 months ago

    Best interview ever !!!!!

  • rosalie adkins
    rosalie adkins 7 months ago

    stupid fuck

  • RAWDernison1
    RAWDernison1 7 months ago

    ... (sigh) ... only in the USA they fall for this ...

  • Andrej Tag
    Andrej Tag 7 months ago

    Russia is also half a continent, that's where the word "race" comes from.

  • watchyahead2
    watchyahead2 8 months ago

    Greetings from Germany, i love this Show !

  • john hopkins
    john hopkins 8 months ago

    Point of fact: "The Intelligence Community": never positively affirmed Saddams' possession of WMDs... The G.W. Bush administration claimed that they have... G.W. has blood on his hands, that, should never be washed away.

  • john hopkins
    john hopkins 8 months ago

    The House Intelligence Committee has now become Faux News guarding the hen-house.

  • Nawal Ait El Cadi
    Nawal Ait El Cadi 8 months ago

    Bono , my man, thanks Mr. Barroso's cabinet at EC for offering me that autographed picture of Bono, it started as a joke, and you understood what I meant 👏👏👏👏👏👏

  • Charles Melonson
    Charles Melonson 8 months ago +1


  • Sid Sid
    Sid Sid 8 months ago

    Shame on you USA.
    Keep believing the ones who rape you over & over again.

  • MrSchmolko
    MrSchmolko 8 months ago

    of course russia did everything possible to avoid hillary. the whole cia-backed (or even initiated) overthrowing of the pro russian, democratically elected president, would have been just the beginning with hillary as president. whoever doesnt bow down to america becomes a "rogue state" and risks to end like allende, mossadeq, saddam, gaddafi and if not for putin, assad.

  • Surud Patel
    Surud Patel 9 months ago

    I find that many jump to critically view Russia as the Criminal but all Ills & Evils of the American Empire are self inflicted through the Corrupted / Uncouth Political & Corporate System Policies. Russia / Iran / China and any other Nation truly are just being scapegoated as an Excuse to authenticate their actions.

  • Ingeborg Gueldner
    Ingeborg Gueldner 9 months ago

    I have been following Adam Schiff for a couple of years. He makes you feel like a proud human being. Thank you Mr. Schiff.

  • Mark Pemberton
    Mark Pemberton 9 months ago

    Is this dude really kissing Bono's ass?

  • SuLebo215
    SuLebo215 9 months ago

    I love Adam Schiff - but gawd, if he ever becomes president, can you imagine listening to him all the way through a state of the union address? yawwn

    YHWH*OUR*POWER 9 months ago

    You're wondering how they act elections but you're to stupid to wonder how the hell they got their main man in the highest office in the land.... This place is toasted !!

  • tryingtoevolve faster
    tryingtoevolve faster 9 months ago

    The Constitution says the President has to go to Congress when using military force. It's Congress that counts, not the Arab League or anybody else. Congress has abdicated its role for too long.

  • Tumble Weed
    Tumble Weed 9 months ago

    you mean because Edward Snowden taught Russia how to hack all American computers. Probably illegal to say though.

  • judith sterling mendoza

    I just don’t see what good he has done. He has rolled back most regulations . Thanks to John McCain he blocked them sumbitches from destroying the affordable care act until it’s up for revote in November. Food gas and for you alcoholics beer wine liquor goes up on Tuesday . If you think these prices want affect working man/woman you are mistaking. He has done nothing for the poor man and middle class will be affected by these prices. Gas for your vehicles are on a increase.

  • erfan ashkan
    erfan ashkan 9 months ago

    ah the day the word ''troll'' is used in a sirious conversation about démocratic freedom ! how have the times changed

  • obsever viewer
    obsever viewer 9 months ago

    Why isn't there normal people like this.....)) as president. ....did notice the (((👔)))

  • Melody Boudreaux
    Melody Boudreaux 9 months ago

    Well, I listened until he starting calling people names. That just isn’t acceptable whether it’s fact or not.

  • Thomas Bernecky
    Thomas Bernecky 9 months ago

    Well spoken and a good explanation, thank you Rep. Schiff and Trevor.

    • Thomas Bernecky
      Thomas Bernecky 9 months ago

      Article I, Section 8, Clause 11 of the U.S. Constitution grants Congress the power to declare war. Time for Congress to grow their spines and take back this right from Orange Jesus.

  • Megan Atkinson
    Megan Atkinson 9 months ago

    I hope Schiff runs for higher office one day. Would be happy to have him as CA gov at least. But I guess we’re pretty lucky to have him in Congress now.

  • Erik Landvall
    Erik Landvall 9 months ago

    16:18 Let me tell you from all over the world, we have thought this for a long time, Trump only confirmed it!

  • tommy wiseau
    tommy wiseau 9 months ago

    Schiff looks like a wooden puppet turned real boy cause he was just so good

  • Gotlyfe
    Gotlyfe 9 months ago

    How old is this interview?

  • Jon Dunmore
    Jon Dunmore 9 months ago

    Oh, and Adam, when are you going to publicly hang Traitor Nunes? I need to buy tickets.

  • curse of janus
    curse of janus 9 months ago

    Tough question at 7:45

  • Victor Schmidt
    Victor Schmidt 9 months ago

    There is a concerted effort to start another cold war. The things that they are pointing out are not new nor is Russia the only country that is doing it. They are ramping up fear. "These people are trying to kill us" expressed three different times to initiate a fear response. Then turn the conversation to Russia, to mentally associate Russia with the people trying to kill us. This is a tactic instead of information.

  • Cle Gou
    Cle Gou 9 months ago

    America is not A COUNTRY..

  • Krogan Popy
    Krogan Popy 9 months ago

    And Italy.

  • big Jazzer
    big Jazzer 9 months ago

    Does anyone actually buy into this nonsense, OK lets assume that Russia did interfere; how did they interfere, what evidence is there and what were the results of their interference. Nobody tells you that only a dreary succession of talking heads, talking from the same song book, and making it an article of faith. I also object to the over used word democracy - there are no democracies, except maybe China with it constitutional make up e.g. the NPC, but the US has had a succession of Fascist Governments for decades and call it a democracy that is continually under threat.

    • jmmacb03
      jmmacb03 9 months ago

      You are unbelievably lazy. Google any one of your questions. There is no more guessing about this. Read what Clapper has said.
      *And here is Trump said back in MARCH!:*
      Why do you think he _finally_ levelled sanctions?? And then there were the 12 indictments of Russians…
      My goodness-do you think you are informed enough to vote in your midterms?
      Don't you feel any civic duty to read about the history of issues facing your country?
      You do know that people died for your right to vote, right?

  • Lisa Lisa
    Lisa Lisa 9 months ago

    The people around the world aren't the only ones that are shaking their heads in disbelief with this presidency the majority of America are also throwing their hands up.
    Fkn bizarro world!

  • What About Nepal
    What About Nepal 9 months ago

    I have this crazy idea. How 'bout paper ballads?

  • luis whatshisname
    luis whatshisname 9 months ago

    slick media like RT. Bwhahahahaha Like NPR, PBS, the Voice of America and the American Forces Network? or like the BBC or DW? Never mind that the CIA was caught paying reporters US news networks and movie producers to deliver their militaristic propaganda

  • luis whatshisname
    luis whatshisname 9 months ago

    What about what the Republicans did hacking redistricting and voter intimidation and voter elimination through incarcelation?

  • pkrisnin
    pkrisnin 9 months ago

    So is the US going to stop interfering in other countries election ?

    BOSNIT 9 months ago

    How do you "Hack a Democracy"???
    You Americans are so stupid if you believe thia. They told you the same story about "Iraq weapons of mass destruction", "Assad chemical weapon",
    They will soon take your guns away, your economy will soon collapse, everything by grand plan.
    And they will say it is Turkey Russia and Iran.

  • photonrayswaves
    photonrayswaves 9 months ago

    This isn't funny anymore. Trump is a lying traitorous criminal sociopath and Republicans are treasonous co conspirators. Our democracy is being dismantled and Fascism is taking over our country. We are headed for a civil war or else we are stuck being a Fascist country.

  • Fifthelement203
    Fifthelement203 9 months ago

    All I know is they can’t tell me ish about what they did in Libya. They screwed that country royally.

  • Event Horizon
    Event Horizon 9 months ago

    Trump is , at its core, the incarnation of clickbait... But with votes instead of clicks.

  • Event Horizon
    Event Horizon 9 months ago +4

    Wow... I'm from Germany and this interview really gave me a huge wave of relief. I must admit, with all the news since the inauguration of Trump, i was stumbling and didnt know what to think of America anymore. I just hoped that the actual people didn't change, and it would show at some point. And then, Adam Schiff gave me back my belief that everything's gonna be good again, and my belief in America and the idea behind it.
    Trevor: You were just awesome in the interview, it was perfect !
    I can't thank you people enough for what you're doing, and it will be worth it - doing it the way how you are doing it - the right way. You will come out much stronger and resilient than you went in. And we all can learn a huge amount from that.
    Much love,

    • jmmacb03
      jmmacb03 9 months ago +1

      I am Canadian and now apparently we are a threat to their national security when for 25 yrs our export of steel and aluminum was so important to their national security that we were classed as American-so there would never be any interruption in that trade… Trump thinks he can take on China without allies.
      The thousands of lies and the disintegration of the Republican Party in less than 2 yrs has left us all speechless. The GOP used to stand for free trade and fiscal restraint yet this maniac has added $1.5 trillion to the national debt!

  • Alex Silva
    Alex Silva 9 months ago

    I'm so happy Trevor's back

  • Kirabo Joy
    Kirabo Joy 9 months ago

    Is it me or this guy had the same speaking rhythm and accent of prez Obama😨

  • Sadali Ami
    Sadali Ami 9 months ago

    Hey Trevor, how about quizzing politicians on overt, blatant and continuous Israeli interference in American democracy? You harp on Trump's links to Russia but conveniently overlook Israel.

  • Yvonne Wright
    Yvonne Wright 9 months ago

    I feel good about Adam Shiff. There's a stableness about him. it's refreshing.

  • John Vargo
    John Vargo 9 months ago

    This is old.

  • Getis Realis
    Getis Realis 9 months ago

    As bad as this doooooo-shhhhhh-bag is, it really should be 'The Weakly Dog and Pony Show with Trembling trevor!'

  • Getis Realis
    Getis Realis 9 months ago

    The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming. There's a Russian under every rock, watch out trembling trevor, one might bite you in the arse! Trevor SUCKS!!!!!

  • Rock Hash
    Rock Hash 9 months ago +4

    Never voted Republican and after this election I damn sure never will.

  • Orville B Jenkins
    Orville B Jenkins 9 months ago

    Adam Schiff would make a good President!

  • Chris
    Chris 9 months ago

    Did you know that his wife's name is ... Eve ... I LOL when I read that.

  • Tootsla 125
    Tootsla 125 9 months ago

    See everybody - this is what a thoughtful, rational, intelligent politician looks and sounds like. Let this sink in for a moment. We don't have to settle for so so much less. This man raises the bar - regardless of party. This is the gold standard.

  • Ramon Guzman
    Ramon Guzman 9 months ago

    Autocracy and authoritarianism vs freedom and democracy.
    It's like Putin and Trump vs the United States and the European Union.

  • Ramon Guzman
    Ramon Guzman 9 months ago

    Trump is uniting the American people........against him.

  • Boris Grizchenko
    Boris Grizchenko 9 months ago

    Its been two years. Get over it bithes.

  • Kruelty Kampaign
    Kruelty Kampaign 9 months ago

    Fake and gay.

  • Mike Warot
    Mike Warot 9 months ago

    How OLD was this interview? Why does it say "new" in my subscription feed? It's a fake "new". 8(

  • bill boyd
    bill boyd 9 months ago

    Donald reminds me of a purse snatcher I once saw, who grabbed a woman's whatever and ran into a fast moving bus. Not very pretty but great example of swift justice.

  • dorian diddles
    dorian diddles 9 months ago

    There is NOT ONE trumpTARD in the US that can understand all these big words and rational discourse. Hey trumpTARDS, YOU ARE FUCKING STUPID, AND DEPLORABLE, AND COMMIE FASCISTS. FUCK ALL OF YOU.

  • dorian diddles
    dorian diddles 9 months ago

    Too late, they already got in.

  • dorian diddles
    dorian diddles 9 months ago

    I know trumpTARDS aren't watching this but it's a good thing they are not because they would be like deer in the headlights with all this rational speak. trumpTARD said, "What? I don't understand all this common sense. LOCK HER UP LOCK HER UP LOCK HER UP ! ! !" STUPID FUCKING COCK SUCKERS.

  • Petko Dimitrov
    Petko Dimitrov 9 months ago +1

    The Americans are sly foxes. They want to go into war with Russia, but they know that if they touch Russia the retaliation will be devastating for the Americans. So what they do is they make a story about how the Russians hacked their elections so that people think that Russia is evil. Now, the majority of people in the US are not that bright as we all know, so whatever you tell them they will believe. We have seen this before, with the Vietnam war, 9/11, and Iraq to name a few. If you still think that Islam was the cause of 9/11, you are the problem; its the same with Russia.
    They want portray the Russians as the bad guys, or the aggressors, so that they can have an excuse to start a war. But the Russians simply don't want anything to do with their miserable attempts at sparking WW3.
    Lets just say if (and that is a big IF) the Russians did meddle in the US elections, how is that any different to what the US has done with multiple nations in South America, Yugoslavia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Vietnam, and now they have they have scoped in on Russia. Time and time again, the US falsely accuses another nation of some random crime and they find an excuse to obliterate that nation so that hey can establish an economic advantage through that war. We all know that war is money, but they also want to have a piece of their trade routes and natural resources.

  • eryckjeep
    eryckjeep 9 months ago

    I guess Americans knew who and what they are voting and I think his supporters are enjoying the catastrophes created by him

  • Mark Paintner
    Mark Paintner 9 months ago


  • oogachaka
    oogachaka 9 months ago

    Sure. Trump's campaign has cooperated with the Russians. But! There may be others that (not affiliated with Trump) that cooperated as well, having their own interests at heart, to sway the election so that the Orange would be the president. Those people are the true driving force behind this calambur.

  • rup pert
    rup pert 9 months ago

    Speaking of russians. Let us remind ourselves who socialists really are, shall we?

  • SoulJah Roch
    SoulJah Roch 9 months ago

    When will 'We' investigate The Bushes & Karl Rove for hacking, and stealing past (S)Elections???
    The (S)Elections ARE rigged!!!
    and have been for a VERY long time😢

  • Teacher Diana
    Teacher Diana 9 months ago

    What a load of twaddle... seriously, do your own research, man...

  • dodo aluta contina
    dodo aluta contina 9 months ago

    Trevor you such a great kid from SWT and I am from DKS. I must say you messed up the other day about the hand thang at the funeral. Fix it. No doubt you are a comedian but you messed up here. If they make you they will brake you too. The names can feel your luggage bag. Been here going 30 years. Still go home and eat fat cakes and that Orlando East garage fish and chips. It's next to power station, old Vista college and St John's hospital.

  • T Joes
    T Joes 9 months ago

    Now I remember why I don't like or support Shifty....he's a liar. He is blind to Israel 's unconstitutional influence.

  • earthie48 Johnson
    earthie48 Johnson 9 months ago +1

    Our government has been broken since GW Bush & Karl Rove STOLE 2 elections and the American People did NOTHING about it! and its only gotten WORSE since then! Therefore, we can only blame the DEMOCRATIC LEADERS when Obama was elected for not bringing GW Bush and Cheney to Justice, as the did to Bill Clinton for 8 years over his extra marital affairs! See the difference, Bill Clinton killed no one, nor invaded a Country on a pack of lies, and this is the VERY REASON our Country and Government is TOTALLY CORRUPT and why we have TRUMP!

  • mobspeak
    mobspeak 9 months ago +2

    Biggest phony I have ever seen.

  • Bmack 05
    Bmack 05 9 months ago

    adam has that Obama tone in him

  • Jason Clark
    Jason Clark 9 months ago

    I’m hearing laughing in the background... There’s nothing funny about this new President👎🏽

  • momo
    momo 9 months ago

    According to more than a few observers, Gadhafi’s plan to quit selling Libyan oil in U.S. dollars - demanding payment instead in gold-backed “dinars” (a single African currency made from gold) - was the real cause we l;iteraly kill Gadhafi.

    • T Joes
      T Joes 9 months ago +1

      Read the "Oded Yinon" plan for growing Israel and you'll gain a deeper wisdom about "why".

  • Josiah Suarez
    Josiah Suarez 9 months ago

    maybe they could just outright ban all political parties. then move on to step two???

  • Yaweh First
    Yaweh First 9 months ago

    Whose name is in trumpet ?
    Get it no okay.

  • Candie Cole
    Candie Cole 9 months ago

    Mr. Schiff 2020. I wish thr level-headiness and calm deamoner of this man, who has delt with the worst of the worst could infect our u.s. citizens with common sense and logic. This is how politics should be.

  • Daya Singh
    Daya Singh 9 months ago

    You see free good education is the only way of stoping ^ russian hacking meddling “eg spredding bullshit stop the dumb part of the population eat it up you guys are admitting that more than 50 % of your population is that dumb I mean shame on the greatest country in the world

  • Joe
    Joe 9 months ago


    More than just a country
    America is an idea
    Ah Bono 🤗

  • Chucks Grace
    Chucks Grace 9 months ago

    Of course it is about relitigating the election bitch! If Hillary would have won the words Russia and election meddling would have came up again in the same sentence, because they didnt give a shit. Hillary was pissed that she lost fair and square and made up the Russian DNC hack and paid Christopher Steele to work with Russians to put the phony piss dossier together and collude with Russia and the FBI in an attempt to stop Trump from winning and if he did win, remove him from office. This has been their plan since Nov 8, 2016. Wikileaks revealed clear corruption with Hillary and the DNC and they blamed Russia hoping it would distract from the fact that she cheated Bernie out of a free and fair election. And hey it worked so kudos to Hillary. Keep it up. Its gonna be a long 7 years of the MAGA train. Good luck!