Feb. 20, 2018: Rep. Adam Schiff
As the top Democrat on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D) is a vocal critic of President Donald Trump (R) and a key leader of the Democrats’ push for a congressional investigation into Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election. In a recent op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, Schiff faulted House Republicans for flouting investigative best practices and undermining Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
“These attacks are a clear effort to lay the groundwork for a rejection of Mr. Mueller’s findings,” Schiff said. “They do lasting damage to the institutions of our democracy.”
A former federal prosecutor and state senator, Schiff is also focused on public safety, job creation, the environment, and mass transit. He co-founded the bipartisan, bicameral Congressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press in 2006. The caucus aims to advance press freedom by creating a forum to combat and condemn media censorship and the persecution of journalists around the world.
Schiff is serving his ninth term representing the 28th Congressional District, which stretches from West Hollywood to Pasadena, and from Echo Park to Angeles National Forest. He is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School.