Rep. Anna Paulina Luna, R-Fla., introduced a resolution that would require Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., to pay a $16 million fine for claiming that there were ties between former President Donald Trump and Russia which allowed him to win the 2016 presidential election.
Luna has specified that the amount of the fine is around half the cost of what the federal investigation into the Trump-Russia collusion allegations required. The collusion allegations have been debunked by both special counsels Robert Mueller and John Durham in their reports. She proceeded to state that Schiff had “betrayed the trust of the American people” and had abused his power and authority, as well as lied to perpetuate these allegations. This is why this resolution requires him to pay half the money that American taxpayers were forced to pay for this investigation.
Luna further alleges in her resolution that Schiff who at the time was the chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) had access to sensitive information that was not available to others. She added that he had abused the “extreme trust” his position warranted him by claiming that there was evidence of collusion. This was later disproved by the special counsel reports.
The resolution further notes that Schiff had misled the American people and had not acted in a way that was befitting of his position.
Last week, Luna introduced a different resolution in which she called for Schiff to be expelled from Congress for abusing his position. This resolution was introduced after Durham released his final report last week on the origins of the FBI probe into the collusion allegations.