Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Trump critic and chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, knew about Trump’s phone call to Ukraine before the original complaint was filed.
Here’s what happened:
This summer, President Trump phoned the Ukrainian President and suggested he “look into” the Bidens.
Democrats accused Trump of soliciting Ukraine to interfere in the 2020 election and used the phone call to launch an impeachment probe (a great fundraiser for Trump!).
In September, a CIA officer who heard about the call (secondhand) approached a House aide for advice. The aide urged the whistleblower to hire a lawyer and file the complaint through the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The aide also spoke with Mr. Schiff.
“This is a stunning indictment of this impeachment charade,” argues RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel. “[Schiff] got a heads up on all this. His team then advised the ‘whistleblower’ how to proceed, like getting a Clinton/Schumer lawyer who donated to Biden. Who’s colluding now?”
Schiff claims he never spoke “directly” with the whistleblower and knew only the “broad outlines” of the allegations against Trump.
“I think it’s a scandal that he knew before,” said Trump. “I’d go a step further – I think he probably helped write it.”
It’s possible that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also had prior knowledge of the allegations. Speaking Sunday during a televised interview, she accidentally admitted to knowing the details of Trump’s phone call: “I know what was in the call,” she said. “I mean, uh, it was in the public domain.”
This is more than suspicious, considering a verbatim account of the phone call has not been published.
Last Thursday, Schiff further angered Trump by mocking the phone call during his opening statement to Congress.
“Congressmen Adam Schiff should resign for the crime of, after reading a transcript of my conversation with the President of Ukraine (it was perfect), fraudulently fabricating a statement of the President of the United States and reading it to Congress, as though mine!” tweeted Trump. “He is sick!”
Schiff said the speech was intended as parody.
Author’s Note: This story is bad news for the Democrats. Even if Schiff didn’t know the details, the fact remains: the whistleblower had help (at least advice) from the Democrats.
That means the attack on Trump was planned, prepared, and orchestrated by Democrats – a genuine coup attempted by elected officials. Can’t they just wait until next November?