Schiff is admitting to be a liar and fool. Rep. Adam Schiff Sunday conceded he should have “been much more clear” in explaining the whistleblower’s contact with his House Intelligence Committee. The leader of the impeachment probe expressed regret for claiming last month his committee hadn’t spoken to the whistleblower who raised concerns about a conversation between President Trump and his counterpart in the Ukraine — when in fact the anonymous official had approached an aide to Schiff for guidance on reporting wrongdoing before filing a complaint. Only after Schiff was caught.
“I should have been much more clear and I said so the minute it was brought to my attention,” Schiff told CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
The whistleblower’s complaint sparked the House’s impeachment probe into President Trump. Schiff is leading the inquiry and has caught heat for the misleading claims, and for doing a parody of Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
“We have not spoken directly with the whistleblower. We would like to,” Schiff told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Sept. 17. The Washington Post fact-checker gave Schiff “four Pinocchios” for that claim. Various House Republicans have called for Schiff to step down as committee chair and be censured on the House floor.