Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) may be on his way out.
Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, reported that Democrats are considering removing Schiff as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee for his blatant lies to the American people, according to BizPac Review.
During the Trump–Russia collusion ordeal, Adam Schiff told Americans he had absolute proof that Donald Trump had colluded with the Russians to win the election.
That, as we all now know, was a complete lie. Schiff was never held accountable for his lies, though. In fact, even after it was proven that he lied, he continued to double down on his claims.
Months later, Schiff read a “transcript” of Donald Trump’s July call with Ukraine’s president — and that was his second big lie.
Schiff gave what he later called a “parody” of Trump’s comments, which ended up being much more incriminating than an actual transcript of the call showed.
But the damage had already been done.
The proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back happened when Schiff was questioned by a reporter about the whistleblower complaint as to whether or not he — or his team — had been in contact with the individual that had filed the complaint.
Schiff said he did not, but again, we now know that to be yet another lie. Prior to filing the complaint, the CIA whistleblower was in direct contact with Schiff’s staffers, so now Schiff is trying to spin that.
Americans no longer trust politicians, and it is because President Trump has been exposing them all as hypocrites and liars — with Schiff leading the pack.
Democrats can ill afford to have one of the most powerful committee chairmen in all of Congress continue to get caught in his own web of lies. Schiff should be relieved of all leadership roles, but if they do, it is going to energize Trump’s attacks on them.
That being the case, Dems may allow Schiff to be censured rather than outright booting him out of the positions. In any case, he’s thoroughly embarrassed himself, and it’s unlikely that anyone on either side of the aisle is going to be willing to take him seriously again after this.