All eyes on Adam Schiff in wake of backfired leak, predictable pattern emerges

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All eyes are focused on Rep. Adam Schiff in the wake of a backfired leak to CNN about Michael Cohen who may have committed “another perjury” in his testimony.

Donald Trump Jr. slammed his father’s former personal attorney and “weasel Adam Schiff” in a tweet Thursday, calling for an investigation after Cohen appeared to have contradicted his testimony before the House Oversight Committee.

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The former attorney to President Trump had reportedly asked his previous lawyer, Stephen Ryan, to inquire about a presidential pardon shortly after the FBI raided his home in April 2018. If true, this would directly contradict Cohen’s congressional testimony on Feb. 27 when he stated, “I have never asked for, nor would I accept, a pardon from Mr. Trump.”

In a report on Wednesday, CNN indicated that during the House Intelligence deposition, Cohen had provided documents which showed Trump’s lawyers had made edits to the false written statement he gave to Congress in 2017. But in an update later, Cohen’s lawyer, Lanny Davis, revealed that the false line was by Cohen himself who had his attorney at the tie help to make edits.

The report from CNN came during Cohen’s closed-door testimony to the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, raising the issue of leaks and who was behind them.

In fact, some would even say there was a predictable pattern.

Trump Jr. contended that “they’re not looking for the truth. It’s a joke,” noting that he was subject to just such a leak back in December 2017.

CNN was broadcasting the scoop from Trump Jr.s House Intelligence testimony even while he was still behind closed doors. But in an embarrassing setback for the network, the information was not actually accurate and CNN had to issue a retraction on the information that was clearly leaked.

The president suggested in a tweet on Sunday that Schiff “illegally” leaks information to “Fake News CNN and others.”

Twitter users weighed in on the latest Cohen bombshells and the bungled leak at CNN, questioning when – and if – Schiff would be held accountable.

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