Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff of California has been anointed by Nancy Pelosi as the “face” of the Democrats’ impeachment effort.
And, metaphorically speaking at least, what an ugly face! He’s already lied about his contacts with the whistleblower. He sounds partisan and self-righteous on TV.
As he did in the 2016 election with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump has been very fortunate with the enemies he gets.
According to the Washington Examiner on Schiff’s “rocky impeachment launch”:
Republicans and President Trump, eager to discredit the impeachment inquiry launched by House Democrats, may have found their weapon in Adam Schiff.
Schiff, a California Democrat who is chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, was tasked last month by Speaker Nancy Pelosi with leading the impeachment inquiry into the president’s efforts to get foreign governments to investigate allegations against 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden.
But Schiff, 59, could be helping the GOP weaken the case for impeachment by making critical missteps that Republicans and Trump believe undermine the Democrats’ case against the president.
Reports surfaced last week that members of Schiff’s committee staff spoke with the whistleblower before the bombshell complaint was filed with the Intelligence Community inspector general who launched the impeachment inquiry. The reports directly contradicted Schiff, when during a Sept. 17 appearance on MSNBC, he proclaimed, “We have not spoken directly with the whistleblower.”
The revelation raised serious questions about whether Democrats coordinated with the whistleblower or even aided in writing the whistleblower complaint. While the attorney for the whistleblower flatly denied Democrats had any role in writing the complaint, Schiff’s dissembling hurt his credibility.