House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., questions Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire,as he testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
According to Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), “the blood drained from Adam Schiff’s face” when the defense team played a video of his parody of the conversation between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. After such a humiliating moment, it was surprising that Schiff chose to invent a new “conversation” between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
While answering a question on the Senate floor on Thursday, Schiff imagined a hypothetical secret meeting about Russia’s effort to hack Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma Holdings.
Schiff said, “If the president went further and said to Putin in that secret meeting, ‘I want you to hack Burisma, I couldn’t get the Ukrainians to do it. And I’ll tell you what, you have Burisma, and you get me some good stuff, then I’m going to stop sending money to Ukraine.'”
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich spoke to Fox News‘ Laura Ingraham last night about this “profoundly, publicly dishonest” man. Gingrich called Schiff a “pathological liar” and a “deranged human being” who is “less believable than the dossier.”
Additionally, Gingrich believes Schiff has lost the ability to distinguish between truth and falsehood. Gingrich told Ingraham:
He lied for two and a half years about the Russian collusion. It all disintegrated. He looked like a fool. He learned nothing. He came back and lied again and again. Here we are at the end of the cycle, he goes back, and the guy is still lying again. I think somehow, people have to decide that Adam Schiff is a compulsive, uncontrollable liar…
A healthy House [of Representatives] would strip him of the intelligence committee. How can you expect the President and the CIA and others to share secrets with a person who is this profoundly, publicly dishonest?”
He said that once Trump is acquitted by the Senate, the Democrats have a decision to make. Will “they want to work with this president for the rest of the year…or do they want to continue this kind of unending hostility?”
“The burden is going to be on the Democrats, having done everything they could for three years to destroy President Trump,” said Gingrich. “And having failed: do they continue for the next eight or 10 months to try and investigate, attack, smear, whatever? Or, do they say, let’s get a couple of things done before the election, to prove that we are a party that can be positive?”
Unfortunately, I think we all know the answer to that.
Back in November, Gingrich appeared on “The Ingraham Angle” to discuss a lie Schiff had told during the testimony of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman before the impeachment inquiry panel. I still remember his comment, “I think it’s hard to exaggerate to the American people the degree to which Adam Schiff is a liar. And a liar on a scale that frankly totally dishonors the U.S. Congress.”
During a discussion of Schiff’s lies last week with Maria Bartiromo, Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) said, “And he does it with such conviction.”