“Schifty Schiff”‘s story isn’t lining up.
A few weeks ago, Adam Schiff told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Scarborough,
“We have not spoken directly with the whistleblower.”
That’s a direct quote, and here’s video evidence to back it up:
Now, the story's changed.
According to Adam Schiff's spokesman, the whistleblower who filed the complaint against President Trump for alleged wrongspeak in a phone call with Ukrainian President Zelensky did have contact with the House Intelligence Committee, of which Adam Schiff is the head.
Take a look at the breaking wrench in Adam Schiff's narrative of his involvement with the whistleblower complaint that Dems are now trying to impeach President Trump for:
Schiff's lies are falling apart at the seams as calls grow for him to be investigated!
Man, this whistleblower complaint is really backfiring, don't you think?
Here's more details of Schiff's alleged involvement with the whistleblower complaint, from The New York Times:
The Democratic head of the House Intelligence Committee, Representative Adam B. Schiff of California, learned about the outlines of a C.I.A. officer’s concerns that President Trump had abused his power days before the officer filed a whistle-blower complaint, according to a spokesman and current and former American officials.
The early account by the future whistle-blower shows how determined he was to make known his allegations that Mr. Trump asked Ukraine’s government to interfere on his behalf in the 2020 election. It also explains how Mr. Schiff knew to press for the complaint when the Trump administration initially blocked lawmakers from seeing it.
The C.I.A. officer approached a House Intelligence Committee aide with his concerns about Mr. Trump only after he had had a colleague first convey them to the C.I.A.’s top lawyer. Concerned about how that initial avenue for airing his allegations through the C.I.A. was unfolding, the officer then approached the House aide. In both cases, the original accusation was vague.
The House staff member, following the committee’s procedures, suggested the officer find a lawyer to advise him and meet with an inspector general, with whom he could file a whistle-blower complaint. The aide shared some of what the officer conveyed to Mr. Schiff. The aide did not share the whistle-blower’s identity with Mr. Schiff, an official said.
“Like other whistle-blowers have done before and since under Republican and Democratic-controlled committees, the whistle-blower contacted the committee for guidance on how to report possible wrongdoing within the jurisdiction of the intelligence community,” said Patrick Boland, a spokesman for Mr. Schiff.
In his whistle-blower complaint, the officer said Mr. Trump pressured the Ukrainian government to investigate a host of issues that could benefit him politically, including one connected to a son of former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.
A reconstituted transcript released by the White House of a call between Mr. Trump and President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine backed up the whistle-blower’s account, which was itself based on information from a half-dozen American officials and deemed credible by the inspector general for the intelligence community, Michael Atkinson.
Mr. Trump, who has focused his ire on Mr. Schiff amid the burgeoning Ukraine scandal, wasted no time in trying to use the revelation about the whistle-blower’s attempt to alert Congress to try to denigrate his complaint. In a news conference in the East Room of the White House after this article was published, Mr. Trump called it a scandal that Mr. Schiff knew the outlines of the whistle-blower’s accusations before he filed his complaint.
“Big stuff. That’s a big story,” Mr. Trump said, waving a copy of the article in the air. “He knew long before and helped write it, too. It’s a scam,” the president added, accusing Mr. Schiff of helping the whistle-blower write his complaint. There is no evidence that Mr. Schiff did, and his spokesman said he saw no part of the complaint before it was filed.
The whistle-blower’s decision to offer what amounted to an early warning to the intelligence committee’s Democrats is also sure to thrust Mr. Schiff even more forcefully into the center of the controversy as a target of Mr. Trump’s.
Earlier Wednesday, Mr. Trump said Mr. Schiff should be forced to resign for reading a parody of the Ukraine call at a hearing, an act Mr. Trump has called treasonous and criminal.
“We don’t call him shifty Schiff for nothing,” Mr. Trump said. “He’s a shifty, dishonest guy.”
Mr. Schiff’s aides followed procedures involving whistle-blower’s accusations, Mr. Boland said. They referred him to an inspector general and advised him to seek legal counsel.
Mr. Schiff never saw any part of the complaint or knew precisely what the whistle-blower would deliver, Mr. Boland said.
“At no point did the committee review or receive the complaint in advance,” he said. He said the committee received the complaint the night before releasing it publicly last week and noted that that came three weeks after the administration was legally mandated to turn it over to Congress. The director of national intelligence, Joseph Maguire, acting on the advice of his top lawyer and the Justice Department, had blocked Mr. Atkinson from turning over the complaint sooner.
Townhall also chimed in on this:
Well, this whole impeachment circus just got shadier. Piggybacking off what Katie wrote five days ago, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) knew about the whistleblower complaint a month agoand didn’t say anything. Now, The New York Times is reporting that Schiff knew there was going to be such a report from a whistleblower before this person had formally filed the complaint. The person is reportedly a CIA agent.
House Democrats decided to execute their impeachment plan, which has been in the works since 2016, over Trump’s alleged shakedown of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. According to the liberal media, Trump threatened to withhold military aid unless the Ukrainians opened a corruption probe into Hunter Biden’s position on the board of an energy company, which many see as a move to sell access to his father, Joe Biden, who was vice president at the time. Zelensky never felt pressured. There was no mentioning of aid. There was no quid, so the quid pro quo is another belly flop by the anti-Trump media establishment. Still, do we have Democrat-Intelligence Community collusion here?
Sean Hannity is among the voices ripping Schiff over this newest revelation.
"This is why Americans hate the Swamp," Hannity declared after learning of the kink in Schiff's tale of.
Fox News has more to say on this:
Schiff had previously claimed in a televised interview that "we have not spoken directly with the whistleblower."
But Hannity wasn't buying Schiff's story.
"His fingerprints all over this," Hannity said of Schiff. The host called the congressman a "sleazebag" who was "behind this 'nonpartisan, totally legitimate whistleblower complaint' from the very beginning."
Hannity pointed out that the revelation about Schiff is the very reason America dislikes Washington politics.
"Keep in mind, that guy the same con artist who's now leading the Democrats' idiotic impeachment inquiry, which is totally based on the whistleblower complaint that the shifty Schiff himself had a hand in creating. Clearly. And offering advice to," Hannity said. "This is why Americans hate the swamp known as Washington, D.C.