Rep. Adam Schiff couldn’t find the words to comfort his ‘devastated’ staffers after Trump won the 2016 election

  • Rep. Adam Schiff gathered his “devastated” staffers for a “pep talk” after Trump won the 2016 election.
  • Schiff told his staff plainly: “We’re fucked,” according to his new memoir.

Rep. Adam Schiff revealed in his new memoir that he gave a “pep talk” to his staffers who were stunned after Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, telling them: “We’re fucked.”

The California Democrat, who serves as chairman of the powerful House Intelligence Committee, wrote that he gathered staffers in his Washington, DC, office about a week after Trump topped then-Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in a surprise upset.

“They were young and idealistic and desperately concerned about what it meant to the country and to our future,” he wrote in the memoir, “Midnight In Washington.” He went on to recount telling his staffers that he knew how “worried” they were and that the election results…

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