President Donald Trump accused far-left House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff of editing and changing impeachment inquiry transcripts.
“Shifty Adam Schiff will only release doctored transcripts,” President Trump tweeted. “We haven’t even seen the documents and are restricted from (get this) having a lawyer. Republicans should put out their own transcripts! Schiff must testify as to why he MADE UP a statement from me, and read it to all!”
✔@realDonaldTrumpShifty Adam Schiff will only release doctored transcripts. We haven’t even seen the documents and are restricted from (get this) having a lawyer. Republicans should put out their own transcripts! Schiff must testify as to why he MADE UP a statement from me, and read it to all!
The President’s accusation is similar to one recently made by former New York City Mayor and President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani who claimed that Schiff plotted the entire impeachment inquiry.
“I’d like to ask Schiff how this all came about. Then I’d like to ask that lawyer who said there was going to be a coup… How they were going to take them out… The anonymous source also turns out to be a political activist,” he said during an interview with Steve Bannon.
Giuliani continued: “You cannot be convicted by anonymous accusers without facing your accuser in any place but the former Soviet Union… Just because you’re a whistleblower doesn’t mean you’re a saint. It’s in the 6th Amendment in the Constitution. Schiff has completely trashed the Constitution. They are going after the president’s lawyers… They are conducting at least 20 investigations of me. .. He (Trump) is entitled to a defense. Otherwise we’re not America.”
While speaking about the whistleblower Giuliani stated, “We’re going to find out it’s going to be plan B or C… The backup plan was the Mueller collusion thing.”
“Are the American people ever going to get the truth? How is all of this going to come out?” Bannon questioned.
The former New York City mayor responded: “It is great understanding on how they control the media… They have a compliant media that reports what they want… We have to just be on the air constantly doing everything we can to combat it… We are engaged in combat. Even if they can’t impeach him they are hoping they can damage him enough.”
He continued, “The jury here is the American people. If public opinion is even on impeachment it’s too risky for Democrats.”
“If enough pressure is put on the 30-40 ‘moderate’ Democrats in Trump districts the more it is likely we can stop this,” Giuliani added. “Rallies, letters, calls, social media, making it clear to our congressman we are very angry about this. The more it drags on the more it will help us.”