B A S I L H O F F M A N
June 4, 2017
Congressman Adam Schiff (D)
House Intelligence Committee
FAX Number: 202-225-5828
Dear Congressman Schiff:
Your determination to uncover the extent of Russian interference in our 2016 elections is admirable. With that in mind, I observed your sharp criticism of President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accords. As you must know, Russia has ratified that agreement and remains part of it. That would put you and Russia on the same side of this issue. With regard to the foregoing observations, I must ask you several questions:
1. Did you or any member of your Washington or Glendale staff have contact, personally, by telephone, email, or any other means, with any representative of Russian industry or the Russian Government in 2015 or 2016, prior to November 8, 2016?
2. If any of those contacts occurred, will you provide me with the names of your representatives, the names and positions of the Russian representatives, and the dates and means of contact? You may email me at [email protected].
I am not alleging any collusion, Congressman Schiff, but your reelection in 2016 and your curious agreement with Vladimir Putin on the critical issue of climate change is troubling. I am sure that you will report your findings to Special Counsel Robert Mueller as soon as you have gathered the information.
Thank you for your prompt attention to this very important matter.