Schiff Claims ‘There Were Signs’ That Mueller Had Suffered a Cognitive Decline

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is not saying whether he believes former Special Counsel Robert Mueller experienced a cognitive decline. Still, he believes there were “signs” of a decline.

In an interview with NPR discussing his forthcoming book “Midnight in Washington,” Schiff was asked by host Michel Martin, “I don’t think there’s any dispute that his testimony, his – the report was one thing, but his testimony itself was disjointed — I don’t want to say incoherent, but difficult to follow. Do you think that he was experiencing cognitive decline at that time?”

“This was one of the most difficult parts for me to write in the book because I remember so vividly being in the intelligence committee,” Schiff began. “I watched in utter shock at the changes that had been wrought. He is, I think, one of the greatest public servants, a decorated Vietnam veteran, a man with impeccable integrity who served as FBI director and distinguished himself in every way. But he was not the same man I knew.”

Martin asked if Mueller should have been in charge of the Russia probe “if he was experiencing cognitive decline.”

“I can’t answer that. But I did understand immediately why his staff had been so protective and why they were so reluctant to have him testify,” Schiff responded. He continued: – READ MORE