Schiff Goes Full Circle, from Nailing FBI Spy to Investigating Russia

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In 1990, as a young assistant U.S. attorney, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) slipped into the national security world when he nailed the first FBI agent ever to be accused of espionage – for Moscow.

Now he is the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee – a subject he calls “a fairly perfect fit for me” – and, as such, one of his party’s most visible figures on current investigations of Russian meddling in last year’s election.

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