Apparently, Speaker Pelosi will need a different point person for impeachment. that’s because Chairman Schiff just got caught lying about the whistleblower:
The Democratic head of the House Intelligence Committee, Representative Adam B. Schiff of California, learned about the outlines of a C.I.A. officer’s concerns that President Trump had abused his power days before the officer filed a whistle-blower complaint, according to a spokesman and current and former American officials.
That’s entirely different than what he told the crew of Morning Joe:
Early in the interview, Chairman Schiff told Sam Stein that “We have not spoken directly with the whistle-blower. We would like to but I’m sure that the whistle-blower has concerns that he has not been advised, as the law requires, by the Inspector General or the Director of National Intelligence.”
Mr. Schiff, this is the second time in the past 2 weeks where you’ve gotten caught lying. You first said that you haven’t spoken with the whistleblower. Now the NYTimes reports that you “learned about the outlines of a C.I.A. officer’s concerns that President Trump had abused his power days before the officer” filed an official complaint. I’m inclined to believe that you knew about this before the whistleblower went public because you said some things that mirrored things that the whistleblower said in his/her complaint.
It’s important to remember that this isn’t the first time that Schiff lived up to his nickname of Shiffty Schiff. At last week’s hearing with Acting Director of the DNI Joseph Maguire, Schiff made up an entire portion of President Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy:
Considering how frequently Chairman Schiff has gotten caught lying, shouldn’t he be dismissed by Speaker Pelosi as the person in charge of impeachment? With an issue as important and sensitive as impeachment, we need someone trustworthy steering the ship. That description doesn’t fit Chairman ‘Shiffty’ Schiff. It’s important to remember that Schiff also is famous for saying early in the Trump administration that he had evidence that was stronger than circumstantial evidence but that wasn’t direct evidence. We’re still waiting to see that.