Executive Intelligence Review


Schiff Hires Former U.S. Attorney Goldman To Investigate Trump, Who Insists Trump Is Guilty

March 6, 2018 (EIRNS)—Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, announced yesterday that he had hired Daniel Goldman to be in charge of the Committee’s investigation of President Donald Trump. Goldman is a former U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York (SDNY), the jurisdiction in which numerous cases against the President have been filed.

According to Politico, Goldman was second-in-command of the SDNY’s organized-crime unit, with particular experience in prosecuting Russian organized-crime networks, money-laundering and racketeering. As the Washington Post reported March 5, Schiff’s choice of Goldman suggests that Schiff intends “to scrutinize Trump’s finances and foreign contacts as he investigates whether Trump colluded with foreign governments to sway the 2016 elections.”

Goldman told Politico that under Schiff’s leadership, “we intend to run a professional investigation designed to uncover the facts and the truth.” Professional? Impartial? Goldman, who also worked most recently as a legal analyst for NBC and MSNBC, told the MSNBC “Morning Joe” broadcast on Dec. 14, 2018 that “we already now know that the President has committed a felony in order to obtain the office of the Presidency.” Also in an interview with the British daily Independent last December, Goldman said he would “feel comfortable charging the President with felony campaign finance fraud based on what we know now.” The only caveat, he added, “so long as [former Trump lawyer] Michael Cohen could be used as a witness, and if the President could actually be indicted.” Goldman boasted, “We’ve had some kindling and now we have real smoke—but we’re not yet at a bonfire, though that certainly seems to be the direction were heading.”