Bill Maher mocks Adam Schiff on impeachment: ‘Now it just looks like you’re stalking him’

Bill Maher mocks Adam Schiff on impeachment: ‘Now it just looks like you’re stalking him’
Adam Schiff, Bill Maher (Image: Twitter screen grab)

Bill Maher ridiculed Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff over his obsession with Donald Trump and Russia. On Maher’s HBO show on Saturday, he tore into Schiff, who has claimed to have “irrefutable proof” that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia, noting that “this” — referring to Mueller — “was our big gun. Now it just looks like you’re stalking” the president.

Maher began his show with a monologue criticizing Mueller for not indicting the president:

For over two years, America has had a crazy person in the White House, and for over two years the Democrats have done f*ck-all about it because they were waiting for Mueller. We all sat around waiting for prosecutor Jesus to turn in his big report. And he came back with, ‘Ask someone else.’ We needed Superman and we got Clark Kent.

He was, without doubt, an unhappy puppy by the time his interview with Schiff began.

Will this presidential election be the most important in American history?

Schiff opened by rehearsing his false claim that the Mueller report said the Trump campaign welcomed Russian interference, “embraced it, built it into their plan, made full use of it, lied about it, covered it up, and then obstructed the investigation into it; And, if we had any doubt before about this president’s fitness for office, there is no doubt remaining: He is unfit for the presidency.”

But Mahler was having none of it. He pushed back:

But this was our big gun. Now it just looks like you’re stalking him. I think in the eyes of the people who don’t follow it that closely, which is most of the country, here’s the thing about Bob Mueller: He’s the last thing in America that Left and Right agreed on. Left and Right basically agreed, this is a guy of honor, this is an honest guy, an honest broker, whatever he says goes. Americans are not into details. Don’t read it to me, Bob, just give me thumbs up or thumbs down. The fact that he was like umm— If you couldn’t impeach before, how are you going to impeach after? Or should you. Where are you on that?

The stalking comment seemed to put Schiff back on his heels as he answered:

I’m not there yet on impeachment. I may get there — he may get me there — but here’s the awful dilemma that we face: If we don’t impeach him, that sends a message that this kind of conduct — this obstruction of justice, this kind of willing use of the help of a foreign adversary, all the lies and cover-up — that this is non-impeachable. At the same time, if we do impeach him, and he is acquitted, as he would likely be acquitted, then the message is: Those are non-impeachable offenses.

Maher followed up by getting personal with Schiff.

I’ve seen you on TV a lot over the last couple of years. I know everything you know, or that you tell us, about the Russian situation. I don’t have a clue what you think about health care — I’ve never heard it. I don’t know whether you’re for Medicare for All or improved Obamacare or get a chicken. I don’t know what.

Here’s the video of the exchange:

Cross posted at The Lid

Jeff Dunetz

Jeff Dunetz

Jeff Dunetz is editor and publisher of the The Lid, and a weekly political columnist for the Jewish Star and TruthRevolt. He has also contributed to, HotAir, and PJ Media’s Tattler.


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