On Wednesday, habitual liar Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) got caught fibbing about the infamous whistleblower report. Having said last week that “we have not spoken directly with the whistleblower,” Schiff was exposed as a liar (again) when a spokesman for his office belatedly admitted that wasn’t the entire truth. In remarks to the press, the spokesman admitted that the whistleblower actually made contact with Schiff’s panel before he ever filed the original complaint with the Intelligence Community’s inspector general. The spokesman attempted to make room for Schiff’s deceit, telling the media that the congressman only meant actual lawmakers when he used the word “we.”
Even NBC National Security reporter Ken Dilanian said that Schiff’s explanation was “deceptive.” But President Trump went much further, accusing Schiff of being fully in on a plot to take down the White House.
“It shows that Schiff is a fraud,” said at a press conference on Wednesday. “I think it’s a scandal that he knew before. I’d go a step further. I’d say he probably helped write it. That’s a big story. He knew long before, and he helped write it too. It’s a scam.”
This is not the first time the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee has drawn criticism in recent days. He was harshly scrutinized earlier in the week when he recited a wildly misleading version of the phone call that Trump had with the Ukrainian president. In what he later termed a “parody,” Schiff made it sound as though Trump had not only asked for Ukraine to investigate the Bidens, but that he actually instructed them to simply “make it up” if they couldn’t find anything. There is nothing on the call transcript that even hints at such a crime.
Now, if you would collaborate inappropriately with a (so-called) whistleblower behind the scenes…and you would lie about that collaboration to the public…and you would fictionalize the transcript to make it seem like things were worse than they are…what, exactly, would you NOT do to remove this president? How far is this guy willing to go to be the one who takes Trump down? How far has he already gone?
Seems to us that the top Democrats knew all about this whistleblower complaint before it went to the IG. Well before it went to the public. We’re expected to believe they haven’t tampered with the evidence? That they didn’t start sprinkling leaks to the press that hinted at things that were not in the call transcript, or even in the complaint itself? Nah, we don’t buy it.
There’s just no “there” there. This is another attempt to use the media to smear Trump with the appearance of wrongdoing, even when no one can actually point to anything wrong.
And sadly, looking at the latest polls, it may be working.