This morning, among a flurry of other furious tweets from President Trump, he fired off one in particular with shocking ramifications. After a stunt pulled by Rep. Adam Schiff, who chairs the House Intelligence Committee where he made up words that were not actually part of the transcript he was reading from, many Republicans were furious. Supposedly Schiff was trying to be funny, or read a parody of the actual transcript of a phone call between President Trump and the Ukranian President.
Highlighting the unhappiness from the right, Rep. Adam Biggs has called for him to be censured, and many in the media on both sides think Adam Schiff is no longer credible. President Trump tweeted out this morning:
“Rep. Adam Schiff illegally made up a FAKE & terrible statement, pretended it to be mine as the most important part of my call to the Ukrainian President, and read it aloud to Congress and the American people. It bore NO relationship to what I said on the call. Arrest for Treason?”
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Rep. Adam Schiff illegally made up a FAKE & terrible statement, pretended it to be mine as the most important part of my call to the Ukrainian President, and read it aloud to Congress and the American people. It bore NO relationship to what I said on the call. Arrest for Treason?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2019
Newly designated to be the chair of the House Freedom Caucus, Rep. Andy Biggs (R) speaks on the matter in a Fox News video below, where you can also see Schiff’s satirical ‘moment in the sun’. “In this particular instance, what the chairman did, is he actually concocted a completely false narrative, threw it out there, and basically misled the entire republic about this transcript.” He goes on to point out that even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D), who is pushing for the impeachment inquiry of President Trump, says it’s something to be taken very seriously. Clearly Schiff is trying to make this into a spectacle.
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CNBC reported on Trump’s tweet and the situation in part as can be seen below:
Neither the White House nor a spokesman for Schiff, D-Calif., immediately responded to CNBC’s request for comment on the president’s tweet.
The fiery tweet accusing Schiff — a leading voice on the House’s impeachment inquiry into Trump — of “illegally” misrepresenting him came days after the president said at a private staff event that “we used to handle” spies and treason “a little differently than we do now.”
He was referring to the sources used by a whistleblower, who filed a bombshell complaint last month alleging Trump was “using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 U.S. election” by asking Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate rumors of wrongdoing against former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
In the same call, Zelensky had suggested Ukraine was about ready to buy weapons from the U.S. military. Trump responded, “I would like you to do us a favor though because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it.” Trump appeared to be referring in that portion of the call to the origins of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. He suggested he would have Attorney General William Barr “call you or your people” as part of the proposed investigation.
Hollywood actor Randy Quaid chimed in, after recently hinting (possibly as a joke) that he may run against Adam Schiff for his congressional seat. Quaid tweeted out:
“Yes! Arrest for defrauding America. Arrest for treason & for perjury. They rig elections & refuse to accept the results bc God’s will is far greater than they are. When they harass our president they harass our country. We are prepared to fight even if it means civil war.”
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Yes! Arrest for defrauding America. Arrest for treason & for perjury. They rig elections & refuse to accept the results bc God’s will is far greater than they are. When they harass our president they harass our country. We are prepared to fight even if it means civil war.— Randy Quaid (@RandyRRQuaid) September 30, 2019
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