How stupid do officials in Washington and the mainstream media think the American public is?
To many, this will not be news, nor will it come as surprise, but Adam Schiff lied again trying to cover for his previous lies concerning the Trump-Ukraine telephone call CIA plant whistleblower.
On Face the Nation (CBS), Moderator Margaret Brennan and Chairman Schiff had the following exchange:
Brennan: Do you regret saying that we, the committee, weren’t in touch with the whistleblower?
Schiff: I should have been much more clear, and I said so the minute it was brought to my attention, that I was referring to the fact that, when the whistleblower filed the complaint, um, we had not heard from the whistleblower. We wanted to bring the whistleblower in at that time, uh, but I should have been much more clear about that.
“Like other whistle-blowers have done before and since under Republican and Democratic-controlled committees, the whistle-blower contacted the committee for guidance on how to report possible wrongdoing within the jurisdiction of the intelligence community,” said Patrick Boland, a spokesman for Mr. Schiff.
His response to Ms. Brennan also contradicts his declaration of no prior knowledge of the whistleblower’s complaint after Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) Michael Atkinson’s Testimony September 19, 2019.
First of all, I want to thank the whistleblower for coming forward, for having the courage to follow the procedures as they’re written in law to make a lawful disclosure to the Congress and to the Inspector General of conduct that was gravely concerning to the whistleblower (0:18). …and I want to thank the Inspector General. In the absence of his actions in coming to our committee, we might not have even known there was a whistleblower complaint alleging an urgent concern (2:33).
We do not have the complaint (3:33).
It also contradicts what he said during his appearance on MSNBC September 17, 2019, clearly denying any discussion with the whistleblower.
Sam Stein: …First off, have you heard from the whistleblower? Do you want to hear from the whistleblower?
Chairman Schiff: We have not spoken directly with the whistleblower. We would like to, but I’m sure the whistleblower has concerns that he has not been advised, as the law requires, by the Inspector General or the Director of National Intelligence just as to how he is to communicate with Congress, so the risk to the whistleblower is retaliation.
There is simply no way to reconcile his most recent attempt to correct the record on Face the Nation in light of his previous comments. He is still lying. Period.