Dem Rep Adam Schiff’s actions have been arguably reprehensible during the Democrats’ latest attempt to oust President Trump.
Schiff’s questionable assertions about a whistleblower complaint accusing Trump of impeachable offenses during a phone call with Ukrainian President Zelenskiy have fallen short of producing any concrete facts or evidence of wrongdoing by the U.S. president.
While Attorney General William Barr is investigating the origins of the fraudulent Mueller investigation into “Russian collusion,” Republicans have begun to ask questions about the true origins of the whistleblower complaint.
“It certainly seems Schiff knew a lot more about what was going on than he let on,” co-founder of The Federalist Sean Davis said on Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends on Monday.
“Which raises some fairly serious and troubling questions about whether he was part of this effort. And perhaps even coordinating it long before anyone else knew what was going on.”
Davis suggested Schiff may have been working with an anti-Trump component of the intel community due to having knowledge of the complaint before it was declassified by President Trump.
He called on Schiff and “those in the intel community … and White House who were part of the complaint to start answering questions about that.”
Republican Rep. Doug Collins also called out Schiff for tweeting similar information contained in the whistleblower complaint weeks before it was released.
Collins touched on the fact that rules to file a formal complaint were changed just before it was filed, essentially making “hearsay” a qualifying factor.
“There’s a lot of questions, that need to be answered here,” Collins began as he called out Schiff for tweeting the whistleblower information nearly a month before it was released.
Fox News host Brian Kilmeade brought up what seems to be a similar inconsistency by Nancy Pelosi. During an interview with “60 Minutes” on Sunday, Pelosi said that she had prior knowledge of what transpired during Trump’s phone infamous call because it was “public domain.”
Pelosi’s odd statement sparked social media outcry, and GOP Rep. Liz Cheney said it smelled like a set-up.”
As BPR reported:
Pelosi communications director Ashley Etienne told Fox News that Cheney had misinterpreted the question Pelosi was asked and that the Democrat had been referencing information that was already available to the public.
Collins essentially called Pelosi’s bluff while highlighting his appearance on Fox with a tweet questioning Schiff’s suspicious actions surrounding the whistleblower complaint.
“Formal impeachment would actually afford due process and ensure both sides are heard. If this were a true inquiry, Speaker Pelosi would allow a vote on the House floor,” he tweeted.
Formal impeachment would actually afford due process and ensure both sides are heard. If this were a true inquiry, Speaker Pelosi would allow a vote on the House floor.https://t.co/BgIQGFatO2
— Rep. Doug Collins (@RepDougCollins) October 1, 2019
Great point. It’s also worth asking why more Republicans weren’t demanding answers from Dems about the dubious complaint at the heart of an impeachment inquiry.
On Friday Ben Shapiro, who is no Trump super-fan, picked up on Schiff’s suspect tweet.
Highlighting the tweet in question, Shapiro sarcastically asked: Shouldn’t it be “mildly concerning Schiff was running around parroting the EXACT claim made by the whistleblower two weeks before Congress was allegedly notified by the inspector general of the intelligence community…”?
That makes this sound more like the whistleblower may have been working with Schiff BEFORE the process had played out legally, and raises serious questions about leaks from the whistleblower or someone else in the intelligence community to Schiff.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) September 27, 2019
It’s refreshing that these questions are finally being asked on wider basis.
Republicans might be finally going on the offense in order to deal with Schiff.
Chairman Schiff has made it clear House Democrats are willing to bully and intimidate career professionals as a means to their end goal of politically targeting @realDonaldTrump.
It's unacceptable. It's damaging to the country. We won't stand for it. https://t.co/8zRpbVcgSg
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) October 1, 2019
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