On Wednesday, the New York Times reported Democratic California Rep. Adam Schiff knew about the whistleblower’s allegations before the complaint was filed. Schiff had previously stated he had not spoken to the now-famous whistleblower who filed a complaint regarding a phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
However, on September 17 (one day after the complaint had been filed), Schiff was on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” and claimed that “we have not spoken directly with the whistleblower.” The Daily Caller noted that “we” presumably was referring to the House Intelligence Committee, which Schiff is the chairman of.
A week ago, Schiff started a media firestorm when he read a fabricated transcript of President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s call during an Intelligence Committee formal hearing. Trump then repeatedly called out Schiff for reading a fake transcript and even called on Schiff to resign.
In a joint press conference, Trump also responded to the New York Times report stating that he thinks Schiff may have involvement in writing the whistleblower’s complaint.
Marissa Martinez is the founder of Strategic Rush, contributor for Accuracy in Media, The Hill, and Republican Strategist for PACs and congressional candidates. Follow her stories, @MarissaAlisa
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