The so-called “mainstream” media and Democrats have pushed the phony Trump-Russia collusion narrative for months.

But the real collusion scandal in the 2016 election involves the Democrats collaborating with a foreign government.

And one top Democrat gave a surprising answer when questioned about this scheme.

California representative Adam Schiff is the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee.

He has been one of the loudest voices in Congress pushing the Trump-Russia conspiracy theory.

Schiff, however, was forced to confront the reality that the only collusion that took place was between Democrats and the Ukraine.

The Daily Caller reports:

“Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, admitted Sunday that it was “problematic” for Democrats to collude with Ukraine.

A January Politico report indicated that a Democratic National Committee operative worked with Ukrainian government officials to dig up Russia-related opposition research on Donald Trump. The operative later shared that information with the DNC and the Clinton campaign.

Several Trump allies have pointed out that the Ukraine storyline isn’t dissimilar from Donald Trump Jr. meeting with a Russian lawyer with the intention of collecting damaging information against Hillary Clinton.

During a Sunday interview on ABC’s “This Week,” Jon Karl asked Rep. Adam Schiff, who has been an outspoken critic of the Trump Jr. meeting, if he also found the DNC-Ukraine collusion to be wrong.

“No, it wouldn’t be acceptable for the Democrats to accept help from the Ukrainian government,” Schiff admitted.”

An operative working for the Democrat National Committee met with Ukrainian officials in their embassy to receive dirt on Trump campaign official Paul Manafort.

The Ukrainians meddled in the election by releasing information that led to Manafort being fired from the Trump campaign.

Politico reports:

“Donald Trump wasn’t the only presidential candidate whose campaign was boosted by officials of a former Soviet bloc country.

Ukrainian government officials tried to help Hillary Clinton and undermine Trump by publicly questioning his fitness for office. They also disseminated documents implicating a top Trump aide in corruption and suggested they were investigating the matter, only to back away after the election. And they helped Clinton’s allies research damaging information on Trump and his advisers, a Politico investigation found.

A Ukrainian-American operative who was consulting for the Democratic National Committee met with top officials in the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington in an effort to expose ties between Trump, top campaign aide Paul Manafort and Russia, according to people with direct knowledge of the situation.

The Ukrainian efforts had an impact in the race, helping to force Manafort’s resignation and advancing the narrative that Trump’s campaign was deeply connected to Ukraine’s foe to the east, Russia. But they were far less concerted or centrally directed than Russia’s alleged hacking and dissemination of Democratic emails.”

Clinton and the Democrats were the ones who benefited from interference by a foreign government – and that’s the real collusion scandal.