Rep. Adam Schiff, the current chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, wouldn't be the first member of Congress to serve the interests of Russia.

Every time Congressman Schiff, a Democrat from California, makes the false claim that President Trump is under the control of the Russian government, he serves the propaganda goals of all persons and governments hostile to the United States.

Giving the Kremlin credit for the election of the President of the United States is invaluable for Vlad Putin and his gang. If the Russians can be that dominant in America, what can they do in a smaller nation? When approaching a potential recruit today, the agents of the Kremlin are probably leading off with videos of Adam Schiff extolling the abilities of the Russians in the United States.

The fragile countries of Asia, Europe, South America, and Central America are crawling with Russian agents looking to new recruits, and now they have Schiff's endorsement of their abilities to sway vulnerable targets towards the Kremlin. How much more difficult Schiff has made it for U.S. intelligence agencies to recruit human sources in foreign nations is impossible to calculate at this time.

Can you imagine the terror being suffered by American agents inside the halls of the Kremlin and other Russian government buildings? Why would a Russian or North Korean sign up with the CIA if you believe the president is controlled by the Kremlin?

Adam Schiff knows the president has been cleared by three investigations, including his own intelligence committee of conspiring with the Russians, yet he continues to make that claim. His claim against Donald Trump doesn't serve the interests of his nation or his political party.

His demonstrably false claim only serves the interests of Putin. Adam Schiff is an agent of influence from the Russians, whether he realizes it or not. He can no longer serve as chairman of the Intelligence Committee in the House and it is only a matter of time before responsible Democrats join the Republicans and demand his resignation.

Chris McCarthy is the host of The Chris McCarthy Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Contact him at and follow him on Twitter @Chris_topher_Mc. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. 

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