It’s becoming clear that Democrats don’t bother listening to themselves when they speak. Or tweet.
President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he has granted Attorney General William Barr “full and complete authority to declassify information” related to the beginnings of the federal probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
The president’s goal being to “ensure that all Americans learn the truth about the events that occurred,” and “restore confidence in our public institutions,” according to White House press secretary Sarah Sanders.
All the while, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her Democratic Party cohorts claim Trump is engaged in a “cover-up,” even as the president moves to release more information.
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, one of the five Democrat-led House committees currently “investigating” Trump, bemoaned the decision to release more information while charging the president is stonewalling the public.
He tweeted: “While Trump stonewalls the public from learning the truth about his obstruction of justice, Trump and Barr conspire to weaponize law enforcement and classified information against their political enemies. The coverup has entered a new and dangerous phase. This is un-American.”
While Trump stonewalls the public from learning the truth about his obstruction of justice,
Trump and Barr conspire to weaponize law enforcement and classified information against their political enemies.
The coverup has entered a new and dangerous phase.
This is un-American.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) May 24, 2019
So releasing more information, aka transparency, is “un-American?”
Democrats have become so obsessed with resisting Trump that they cannot see how unhinged they appear to be to the American public. Or comical.
(Having the Trump-hating media reinforce their behavior doesn’t help their cause.)
Of course, their selective outrage may prove to be a protective measure, with Trump pledging to “investigate the investigators,” all which may very well come back to rest at their doorstep.
At the center of it all are the FISA warrants against former Trump campaign aide Carter Page and the FBI’s use of British ex-spy Christopher Steele’s salacious dossier containing unverified claims about Trump — a dossier funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign. This resulted in “spying” on the president’s campaign, as Trump alleged, which took place under President Obama’s watch.
Bryan Dean Wright summed it all up well: “The party that accuses Trump of a cover-up is now outraged that he might declassify documents that show an actual cover-up. The Dem hysteria continues.”
The party that accuses Trump of a cover-up is now outraged that he might declassify documents that show an actual cover-up.
The Dem hysteria continues. https://t.co/tjpWfbDBMD
— Bryan Dean Wright (@BryanDeanWright) May 24, 2019
Some on social media are suggesting that Schiff may have “something to hide” here.
Is it just me, or does it sound like @RepAdamSchiff has something to hide?
— Shelby County AL GOP 🇺🇸 (@ShelbyCountyGOP) May 24, 2019
One thing is certain, with reactions like this, it’s reaching a point where rational folks have to be asking themselves how on earth do they take the Democrat Party seriously?
Schiff, a fierce critic of Trump, was eviscerated on social media for his tweet that even a casual observer would admit was contradictory.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
Ladies and gentlemen, this is what we call leftist projection. https://t.co/s51KX3ES10
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) May 24, 2019
Yesterday classification was a cover-up. Today declassification is a cover-up. https://t.co/9iRondIV9w
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 24, 2019
Democrat Adam Schiff calls transparency in federal investigations "un-American" https://t.co/00oGu0Cj62
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) May 24, 2019
Adam Schiff with most unintentionally funny reaction to Trump-Barr declassification order. From WP: 'Trump and Barr, Schiff said…are conspiring to 'weaponize law enforcement and classified information against their political enemies.'' Imagine that. https://t.co/ZPvRoON0Rh
— Byron York (@ByronYork) May 24, 2019
I'm not a dictionary, but I don't think releasing more information fits the definition of a cover up. https://t.co/MyBGwk3Wnv
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) May 24, 2019
Weaponizing law enforcement against political enemies! Schiff is shocked—shocked—to discover that anyone would even contemplate such a thing. What a hypocritical piece of schiff! https://t.co/jCLRDfTtSv
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) May 24, 2019
Old enough to remember you reading off parts of the now-debunked dossier in an open congressional hearing https://t.co/apgyOrmJZS
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) May 24, 2019
It's un-American to produce government documents that reflect poorly on my political allies, and are likely to show that the conspiracy nonsense on which I've staked my career was a complete fraud. I'm Adam Schiff, and I approve this message https://t.co/W5g8fR4ONd
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) May 24, 2019
Schiff was a BIG leaker. Comey was a BIG leaker. McCabe was a BIG leaker.
Leaking is illegal. Criminal referrals have been made on leakers.
— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) May 24, 2019
Releasing classified information is now considered a 'cover-up'
— Drew “OK Lets Do This” Lee (@AndrewLeeTCNT) May 24, 2019
Maybe now we'll see that proof of collusion you've been promising for two years. https://t.co/R5dNb7zlwN
— Varad Mehta (@varadmehta) May 24, 2019