House Republican trying to expel Schiff wants him to pay $16 million fine for collusion claims

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) should pay millions for pursuing the now-discredited theory that former President Donald Trump colluded with Russia ahead of the 2016 presidential election, according to a House Republican.

Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL) filed a privileged resolution on Tuesday afternoon to “censure, condemn, and fine” Schiff $16 million, which is half the cost of the special counsel investigation of Russian election inference led by Robert Mueller. Schiff led a similar investigation during his time as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

Luna filed a motion on May 17 to expel Schiff after the Durham report cast doubt on whether the FBI should have investigated connections between Trump and Russia. Many Republicans have deemed the investigation into Trump a political stunt and “weaponization” of the federal government.

Schiff has been a long-time target of the Republican caucus due to the role he played in Trump’s impeachment and in the investigation into whether Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election

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