For roughly two years, Rep. Adam Schiff insisted he had iron-clad proof that the Trump campaign had colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 election. Somewhere along the line, the bug-eyed congressman must have lost the key to his iron safe, because when the Mueller report was released in April 2019, there was no mention of any proof that Trump had committed the alleged wrongdoing.
But Schiff has never been big on facts. When the White House cooperated with investigators and released the transcript of the president’s July 25 phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky, it was clear to anyone with a functioning pair of eyes that no quid pro quo had been tendered. Yet, when Schiff read aloud the most damning portions on the floor of the House, he invented much of the content, making it sound like it came a Raymond Chandler novel. Maybe he thought no one would notice. At least one person, Nancy Pelosi, didn’t: She told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that Schiff “was using the president’s own words.”
Which incident brings us to Schiff’s latest bombshell, a text message sent to Rudy Giuliani by his indicted formed associate Lev Parnas that advised Parnas was “trying to get us mr Z.” Schiff immediately dashed off a letter to House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler claiming Parnas “continued to try to arrange a meeting with President Zelensky.” Here was specific proof.
Only it wasn’t. Per Politico:
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But an unredacted version of the exchange shows that several days later, Parnas sent Giuliani a word document that appears to show notes from an interview with Mykola Zlochevsky, the founder of Burisma, followed by a text message to Giuliani that states: “mr Z answers my brother.” That suggests Parnas was referring to Zlochevsky not Zelensky.
If more “iron-clad” evidence like this is all the Democrats have in their bad of tricks, it’s high time this farce be put to rest and the government get on with its legitimate business.