NEWSWATCH: “Behold the Master Conspirator; Adam Schiff and Carter Page have in common cluelessness and ambition” – Wall Street Journal/Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.

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“… Schiff and … Page are fitting sharers of the stage in this episode, with a certain indefinable insubstantiality in common. … Page attached himself to Candidate Trump, promoter of better relations with Russia, after apparently spending the past decade – since leaving a junior job with Merrill Lynch in Moscow – seeking to insert himself in energy deals in Russia in hopes, as his would-be spy recruiter put it, of ‘making a lot of money.’ If he ever did … it hasn’t shown up in … campaign donations. … Page’s one recorded contribution was to … McCain … when … Page still had a job with Merrill. … Schiff … got the third-time’s-a-charm job back in 1990 of prosecuting a hapless FBI agent for his affair with a Russian spy after two previous attempts ended in a hung jury and a mistrial. … Schiff clearly hopes today to raise his meager profile as one of 53 California congressmen by riding his party’s Trump neurosis to a shot at a U.S. Senate seat. …”

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