You have to imagine poor Adam Schiff’s mind racing in the split second after he was asked by ABC’s George Stephanopoulos to explain why — if the content of Donald Trump’s now-infamous phone call with Volodymyr Zelensky was so damning — he needed to invent “dialog for dramatic effect, even if it’s a parody.”
The exchange occurred Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” Schiff has been taking heat ever since performing a silly-sounding mock-up of the actual conversation on the House floor when in fact the actual transcript of it had been available to the public for a number of days. (RELATED: Trump-Zelensky phone call content is about investigating Spygate (and is a nothingburger otherwise))
No doubt Schiff was nonplussed by a “hostile” question from the media, which is a rarity. Thus the answer he cooked up was no answer at all, except to add a lie to an exaggeration.
Well, George, you’re right the call speaks for itself. And it is plenty damning, but let’s not pretend that this is really what the president is upset with me about. 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.
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The release of the whistleblower’s complaint was requested by the Trump White House, as was the release of the transcript of the call. Neither had anything to do with Schiff or his efforts to bring the truth to light.
If Schiff wants to bring the truth to light, the country is still awaiting his release of the evidence he claimed for three years to have that shows conclusively that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.
ABC’s George Stephanopoulos confronts Adam Schiff for “making up” President Trump’s phone call pic.twitter.com/JT0j5clYnr
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) September 29, 2019