Did the “Schiff” just hit the fan?
While Rep. Adam Schiff has been busy levying phony impeachment charges against President Trump, another one of his buddies just got busted.
This time is long-time pal Dr. Bruce Hensel.
Take a look:
Here's more from Local ABC7:
Dr. Bruce M. Hensel, a former longtime medical correspondent for KNBC in Los Angeles, was arrested Wednesday morning on suspicion of asking a 9-year-old girl to send him sexually suggestive pictures, authorities said.
Hensel, 71, was taken into custody about 10:15 a.m. by investigators from the Los Angeles Police Department's Juvenile Division, a spokesperson for the agency said. He was released later in the day after posting $5,000 bail.
He was seen leaving the Metropolitan Detention Center in downtown L.A., where he dodged questions from Eyewitness News reporter Eileen Frere and quickly scurried into a car before driving away.
In a statement, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said Hensel was charged with one felony count of contact with a minor for sexual purposes.
Hensel allegedly requested the images from the daughter of an acquaintance through a messaging app on or about Aug. 4, said Deputy District Attorney Angela Brunson of the DA's Cyber Crimes Division.
Hensel's attorney, Steve Sitkoff, released the following statement: "Dr. Hensel is completely innocent of the charge. We are cooperating with the authorities and look forward to a speedy and complete exoneration."
On Oct. 16, members of the Los Angeles Regional Internet Crime Against Children Task Force served a search warrant at Hensel's home in Pacific Palisades.
Items were removed from the hillside house as part of the investigation, an LAPD spokesperson said.
Hensel was a medical correspondent for KNBC for nearly three decades and had prior stints at NBC in New York and KCOP in Los Angeles. In addition to his reporting on medical issues for KNBC, he was known for answering viewer questions on the station's "Ask Dr. Bruce" segment. He won multiple Emmys for his work in addition to honors from medical organizations.
An online biography indicates Hensel also served as a medical professor at UCLA and hosted a nationally syndicated call-in radio show.
Last year he co-directed and produced a documentary about transgender relationships entitled "Beyond the Opposite Sex," which aired on Showtime.
And from CBS Los Angeles:
Former television medical correspondent Dr. Bruce Hensel was charged Wednesday with asking a 9-year-old girl to send him sexually suggestive pictures, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
According to the LAPD, investigators from their Northeast Division began a child sexual exploitation investigation involving a nine-year-old child where inappropriate messages and photographs were shared between a child and a person believed to be Bruce Hensel.
The 71-year-old was arrested at 10:15 a.m. in the 9600 block of Santa Monica Blvd in connection with the investigation.
Hensel was later charged with requesting images from the daughter of an acquaintance through a messaging app on or about Aug. 4, the prosecutor said.
According to Deputy District Attorney Angela Brunson of the Cyber Crime Division, Hensel faces one felony count of contact with minor for sexual purposes.
A residential search warrant was previously served at Hensel’s residence located in the 17500 block of Tramonto Drive in Pacific Palisades on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.
Hensel is well known in the Los Angeles area as the former Chief Medical Correspondent for KNBC. He won 11 Emmy’s and two Golden Mike awards for his work in Los Angeles media.
He was being held on $5,000 bail.
Now, for those of you asking....where's the connection to Schiff?
Here you go.
Let's start here, way back in 2009, which Schiff introduces him at his event saying he's his good friend:
David Harris Jr. confirms the two have been close friends from a long time:
Schiff and Hensel have been linked closely for years, with the LA Times describing the latter as a “special guest” at Schiff’s 50th birthday party in 2010.
The House Intelligence Committee chairman also hand-picked Hensel to work with him on healthcare town halls in California and has received big bucks donations from the 71-year-old pedo freak throughout his political career.
The LAPD confirmed Dr. Hensel was arrested Wednesday morning in Beverly Hills and was charged with “contact with a minor for sexual purposes.”
And then there was Schiff's birthday party, where GUESS WHO was a guest of honor?
Here's the LA Times on that party:
A Hawaii Five-O birthday celebration
U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff was joined by close to 300 friends and supporters as he celebrated his 50th birthday Hawaiian-style at The Castaway Luau Grounds this past Thursday. Accompanied by his wife, Eve, and children, Alexa and Elijah, the five-term congressman joined Hawaiian dancers Andrea “Ku’uipo” Savopolos and Kealii Chang in welcoming guests, posing for photos and performing a traditional Hawaiian dance.
Among those who enjoyed the evening of Hawaiian-themed food and entertainment, and then joined in for a rousing chorus of “Happy Birthday to Adam,” were Burbank Vice Mayor Jess Talamantes and his wife, Sandy, Councilman Dave Golonski, Glendale City Councilman Frank Quintero, Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge, E. C. Krupp, who serves as the director of the Griffith Observatory, Glendale College Board of Trustee Members Tony Tartaglia and Anita Gabriellian, California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell, and Burbank Park, Recreation and Community Services Board Member Todd Layfer.
Born in Framingham, Mass., a half-century ago, Schiff received a political science degree from Stanford University and a law degree from Harvard University. Prior to his election to Congress he worked as an assistant prosecutor in the Los Angeles branch of the U.S. Attorney’s Office and was a member of the California State Senate. Sent to Washington in 2001 by those he represents in Pasadena, South Pasadena, Glendale and Burbank, Schiff currently sits on the House Appropriations Committee and the Judiciary Committee. He also holds positions on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Select Intelligence Oversight Panel.
Other special guests at Thursday’s celebration, that was coordinated by Patricia Horton, included NBC-4’s Dr. Bruce Hensel, former-Burbank Leader Editor Paul Hubler, who once served as Schiff’s chief of staff and is now the director of government and community relations for the Alameda Corridor-East Construction Authority, and Schiff’s staff members Mary Hovagimian, Yvonne Hsu, Terry Valdez, William Syms, Margarita Gutierrez, Teresa Lamb Simpson, Elizabeth Vuna, Ann Peifer and Kathleen Miles.