In an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, Adam Schiff was mildly criticized for completely fabricating quotes by President Trump during a congressional whistleblower hearing.
Rather than admit his behavior was reprehensible, Schiff peddled in more fabrications and said the outrage over him submitting false quotes into the congressional record was nothing more than anger that he had played a key role in pushing the Ukraine hoax.
Schiff, who serves as House Intelligence Committee Chairman, used his time at a hearing with acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire to completely, undeniably, make quotes up out of thin air.
Stephanopoulus played the clip of Schiff’s fictional account and inquired why he felt the need to do such a thing.
“That was you making up dialogue, putting it in the president’s mouth,” Stephanopoulos said. “If the facts are as damning as you say, why make up dialogue for dramatic effect, even if it’s a parody, as you say?”
ABC’s George Stephanopoulos confronts Adam Schiff for “making up” President Trump’s phone call pic.twitter.com/JT0j5clYnr
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Schiff insists that people are angry for very different reasons.
“Let’s not pretend that this is really what the president is upset with me about,” Schiff said, pretending he was mad for other reasons.
“I can tell you exactly why the president is furious with me, and that is because when I learned that a whistle-blower had filed a complaint and urgent complaint that was being withheld from Congress, and no one knew about this yet, I went public to demand that we get that complaint,” he suggested.
Or, you know, maybe it’s because you continually make things up out of thin air?
Incidentally, Schiff, in this very same interview, repeated one of his completely fabricated claims.
“The president used that opportunity to try to coerce that leader to manufacture dirt on his opponent and interfere in our election,” Schiff claimed. “It’s hard to imagine a series of facts more damning than that.”
One, if anyone could imagine it, it’d be a guy who fantasizes about Trump’s impeachment or accessing naked photos of the President. Two, there is absolutely zero evidence supporting any claim that the President told anybody to ‘manufacture dirt.’
Devin Nunes blasts Democrats over their hypocrisy on Ukraine.
He also brings up when Adam Schiff was prepared to accept nude photos of President Trump from who he thought to be a Ukrainian Elected Official. pic.twitter.com/G2TVuBjxlg
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The phrase ‘manufacture dirt’ is simply another in a long line of made-up ‘facts’ from the California Democrat.
The call transcript showed there was no quid pro quo, nothing inappropriate was mentioned on the call, and no threats were made. There was no attempt to “manufacture dirt.”
Both Ukraine’s president and foreign minister have flat-out denied there was any pressure or coercion to manufacture a scandal during the phone call.
It’s all a part of the Schiff playbook. It didn’t work during the Russia collusion hoax, and it’s not about to work now.
While peddling the Russia conspiracy, Schiff claimed repeatedly there was “evidence of collusion” but as the Mueller Report made clear, no collusion was found. He also suggested the Russia hoax was “of a size and scope probably beyond Watergate,” yet there was no actionable collusion or obstruction.
Schiff went so far, as he is wont to do, to make up a phone conversation between Donald Trump Jr. and his father that was later debunked by … well, reality.
This man is on the House Intelligence Committee Chairman and he has provably fabricated lie after lie to try and take down the President. Schiff’s refusal to admit flagrantly misleading the American people is a disgrace to him and his office and he should resign.