During a recent Congressional hearing on the Trump/Zelensky whistleblower complaint, House Intel Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) despicably engaged in a parody reading of the call’s transcript, just outright making up things about the call that weren’t said.
Republicans were rightly outraged over the theatrical stunt for two reasons: 1) It made a mockery of the seriousness of the hearings and 2) The words weren’t Trump’s. At all.
As even Democrat journalist George Stephanopoulos noted when correcting House Speaker Pelosi’s comments on the issue last week, Schiff’s accounting of the call was his interpretation of it, not what was actually said.
While Schiff’s penchant for fabricating stories about the Trump administration and other Republicans is not exactly a new development, a little known fact about him reported by NPR this week explains quite a bit about his drama queen tendencies:
He’s an amateur screenwriter
Schiff was born in Massachusetts but represents Hollywood, so why not, right? His first screenplay was called, Remnant, which Schiff told The New Yorker “was a post-Holocaust story.” He then wrote a murder-mystery called Minotaur, and is now working on a “spy drama.”
None of his screenplays have sold.
“I had a friend who was a producer,” Schiff told The New Yorker, “and he said there were two answers in Hollywood — ‘Yes’ and ‘Here’s a check.’ I was getting lots of yeses.”
After NPR posted a tweet with a link to their piece on Schiff and noted he was an “amateur screenwriter”, Twitter users understandably had some thoughts:
He might want to stick to staying amateur.
The script he's writing for this impeachment has some terrible holes in it.
— Joe Pallone (@Plonerock) October 10, 2019
Sure, he did so well with that Russian collusion script…er, investigation.
— AroundTown (@Bikerboots) October 10, 2019
Adam Schiff should make a career change to be a screenwriter instead of a member of Congress being that he spends so much of his time fabricating stories about @realDonaldTrump. https://t.co/WDFJ3txH1b
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) October 10, 2019
— DigitallyAdaptedCaveBeast (@PithyJoe) October 10, 2019
He certainly lay is good with making up stories….#walkaway
— liifeisgood (@liifeisgood2) October 10, 2019
Well that explains a lot. We've already seen his screenwriting on display and it is indeed amateur.
— Corn Pops (@gtrswhiskeyguns) October 11, 2019
It all makes so much more sense now. Doesn’t make what he’s doing in Congress right, though. But it does help explain quite a bit.
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