In the 116th Congress, Schiff served as ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee tasked with looking into "Russian hacking" and the Obama administration's domestic political spying. In the aftermath of Hillary Clinton's 2016 Presidential election loss, Democrats, Obama intelligence operatives, and the Progressive media put out the fake news story Russians had hacked the election. Such reports were subsequently discredited.
Schiff memoSchiff authored the infamous Schiff memo, claiming that the KGB
"in their approach to Papadopoulos, the Russians used common tradecraft and employed a cut-out,” a “Kremlin-linked…Maltese professor named Joseph Mifsud.”