Huh? Schiff Says ‘Country Continues to Be at Jeopardy’ if House Doesn’t Get Trump's Financial Records

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Rep. Adam Schiff speaks at a conversation session with Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, titled “A Constitutional Clash: A Separation of Powers In A Tumultuous Time,” at Los Angeles Police Headquarters Thursday, May 30, 2019. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi still isn’t ready to impeach President Donald Trump. Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House intelligence committee, said Thursday in California he’s not urging impeachment yet, “though the president seems to be doing everything in his power to get me there.” Schiff warned that impeachment is not a “cure all.” He said, “Impeachment doesn’t remove this president. There is only one way to remove this president, and that’s by voting him out of office.” (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

On today’s episode of “Adam Schiff Being Adam Schiff”…

The Trump Derangement Syndrome-riddled Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (D-CA) said on MSNBC on Thursday that until House Democrats get their hands on Donald Trump’s financial records, “the country continues to be at jeopardy.”

No, really.

As reported by Breitbart, Schiff told self-professed-Socialist Lawrence O’Donnell, host of  MSNBC’s “Last Word” that while Congress is delayed in receiving the financial records because of lengthly court battles, “the country continues to be at jeopardy during that delay.”

Schiff first went after Attorney General William Barr — disingenuously, of course — suggesting that both Barr and Trump think the president can’t violate the law, because he is the law.

“Well, I’m not surprised that Barr finds it a bitter pill to swallow that the president is not above the law. He takes the legal view that essentially the president can’t violate the law because he is the law, and Bill Barr is essentially the hand of the president to implement his will. It’s why the Justice Department under Barr doesn’t represent justice.

It doesn’t represent the public interest. It is essentially like a second defense attorney and defense counsel for the president. But, you know, thankfully, you know, as I mentioned, we have a, once again, an affirmation even by justices that Donald Trump appointed that, no, as 200 years of jurisprudence demonstrate, this president is not above the law. He must comply with the legal process.”


Mark Levin was not impressed with Schiff’s latest schtick, suggesting that his reaction to the SCOTUS rulings was just continuation of the “Stalinist campaign” the Democrat is waging against Trump, and wondering if Schiff just might be another “Alger Hiss.”

Schiff first sounded as he were confident that House Democrats will ultimately prevail against Trump in the lower court.

“You know, the difficulty is that Bill Barr and Donald Trump will do everything they can to delay. We will go back to the district court. We are very confident we can meet these new tests that the Supreme Court enumerated, this four-part test. And, so, we will prevail […]”

OK good to know. But again, Mr. Chairman, what’s the urgent “jeopardy” thing all about that has you in such a (pretend) tizzy?

“[I]f we get the records and they show, in fact, that the president is beholden, does have financial entanglements that might explain, you know, for example, this bizarre affinity for Vladimir Putin and Russia or his interest in Turkey’s Erdogan or Saudi Arabia or other financial interests that are guiding and warping U.S. policy, if we don’t get that for months until — you know, from months from now, it means the country continues to be at jeopardy during that delay.”


Ah, and there it is. It’s Trump’s “bizarre affinity” for Vladimir Putin and Russia, again, along with Turkey’s Erdogan, Saudi Arabia, and “other financial interests” that are “guiding and warping U.S policy.”

Needless to say Schiff was not a happy camper on Twitter, either.

Think about it. Adam Schiff has been claiming to have the goods on Donald Trump — undeniable evidence, as he suggested in press conference after press conference — since the first days of the Russian collusion “hoax,” as Trump labeled it from day one.

Even after the Democrat pipe dream fell completely apart, not only with the nothingburger Mueller Report, which Schiff, Gerald Nadler, Nancy Pelosi, and the entirety of the Democrat Party had convinced themself would finally be Trump’s undoing once and for all, but with Mueller’s own House testimony, which almost made you feel sorry for the guy — “almost” being the operative word.


In a RedState piece titled Chief Justice Roberts Gives Pres. Trump Two Wins In Subpoena Cases — For Reasons Not Obvious at First Glance, my colleague Shipwreckedcrew wrote, in part:

Many pundits would probably argue that the headline for this story is wrong.  It is true, after all, that in both cases the Supreme Court upheld that idea that the issuance of subpoenas was lawful — by Congressional Committees and by the Manhattan District Attorney — for personal financial records relating to Pres. Trump, family members, and various business entities associated with him.  Or did they?

The “doomsayers” who oppose Pres. Trump in these cases point out that in both instances the Court rejected the claim of “absolute immunity” for a President, which was an argument put forth by the President’s attorneys but not embraced by the Solicitor General of the United States.  They point out that in both cases the Court upheld the proposition that subpoenas from Congress and a local prosecutor could be issued to a President for personal financial records.

But both cases were sent back to the lower courts for further consideration of issues which the Supreme Court said were not sufficiently considered by those courts in reaching their decisions on the validity of the subpoenas issued.  The nature of those issues are such that it would be quite easy for the Court to later turn around and invalidate those same subpoenas based on further information gathered as part of such lower court consideration.

And therein lies “doomsayer” Adam Schiff’s “fear” — or as Schiff has proven, time and time again, “pretend fear.” The truth is, as Mark Levin noted, Schiff and his Democrat colleagues have been trying to undo the Trump presidency since the nanosecond he was declared the winner. They have miserably failed to do so.


To paraphrase Greg Kinnear’s character to Jack Nicholson’s character in the movie “As Good as It Gets,” the best thing Adam Schiff has going for him is his willingness to humiliate himself — publicly and often.


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