Trump And GOP Attempting To undermine Schiff And Whistleblower Because They Know They’re In Trouble

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Donald Trump has one move—demean the motives and morality of honorable women and men to distract from his own actions. It doesn’t matter if the target is Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Adam Schiff, or Robert Mueller, Trump’s only response is the monkey house move—throw shit, hope some of it sticks. Then throw more shit.

The latest heaping fling is directed at House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff over an article published in The New York Times on Wednesday under the provocative title “Schiff, House Intel Chairman, Got Early Warning of Whistle-Blower’s Accusations.” By the time Trump dragged the excessively uncomfortable president of Finland in front of the cameras on Wednesday, that title alone had already been consumed, digested, and plopped into Trump’s hands as an accusation that Rep. Schiff didn’t just know about the account, but authored it.

"It shows that Schiff is a fraud,” Trump said the first time he was asked about the story. “I think it's a scandal that he knew before. I'd go a step further. I'd say he probably helped write it.” And, as always, Trump was willing to turn his own initial attack into a “fact” just minutes later when he said, “That's a big story. He knew long before, and he helped write it too. It's a scam."

It took roughly zero milliseconds for Republicans to pick up their own handfuls of lies and begin throwing right along with Trump, culminating in House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy tweeting mthat Chairman Schiff “just got caught orchestrating with the whistleblower” and, of course, that “Democrats have rigged this process from the start.”

McCarthy has now submitted a motion to censure Adam Schiff in the House.

But there’s another way to read that New York Times story, one that’s far more accurate than the title would suggest: In the whistleblower case, everyone did everything according to the rules. The whistleblower initially reported their concerns to the chief legal counsel at the CIA. Then, worried that no action appeared to be underway, they contacted a House intelligence staffer. That staffer advised the whistleblower to meet with the intelligence community inspector general, and told them that they might want to consider contacting an attorney to advise on further action.

And that’s it. Schiff didn’t meet with the whistleblower. The staffer did not identify the whistleblower to Schiff. The whistleblower did not detail the complaint to the staffer. Everything that both Trump and McCarthy are claiming is a lie—and they know it.

Trump’s press event on Wednesday, in which he claimed the whistleblower wasn’t legitimate and was actually a spy, and in which he first suggested that Schiff helped write the complaint, then simply stated that Schiff wrote it, was a prime example of Trump in action. Make up lies. Make up more lies. Just keep assailing the character of those bringing evidence against him.
But when asked why he was trying to manufacture dirt on Joe Biden, Trump simply didn’t answer. Then he got angry.

Because the poo-fling? It’s all he has.
 
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He better be done. Anyone who still defends him is anti-American. Bottom line.
this is true. people go out of their way to defend him now, knowing what he's doing to our Country.

even when trump is gone, they will still be anti-American, he's a symptom of the problem, not the cause.

but at least our national nightmare would be over, and we can try to repair.
 
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this is true. people go out of their way to defend him now, knowing what he's doing to our Country.

even when trump is gone, they will still be anti-American, he's a symptom of the problem, not the cause.

but at least our national nightmare would be over, and we can try to repair.
Agreed on all counts. These people have been around forever. Trump just made them think they could be loud now. In a way, I’m glad. They have shown their true colors. They can’t hide now.
 
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Agreed on all counts. These people have been around forever. Trump just made them think they could be loud now. In a way, I’m glad. They have shown their true colors. They can’t hide now.
Yup, I love what assholes Trump has made the right and republicans look. Can't wait until they try throwing petty insults next time there is a dem president like the petty stuff they attacked Obama for while they excuse Trumps incomptency, cronyism, corruption, using presidency to enrich his company, lies, and complete stupidity. Let alone the clear effects its having on people, like his stupid trade wars which are killing americna business and farmers, and quite possibly may be permanent if China decides to keep getting ag products from other countries

They should start polishing up their rocks. They are not the majority, even thou gh they pretend to be
 
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this is true. people go out of their way to defend him now, knowing what he's doing to our Country.

even when trump is gone, they will still be anti-American, he's a symptom of the problem, not the cause.

but at least our national nightmare would be over, and we can try to repair.
Until we get someone worse. And we will. Remember how bad W was? We thought we couldn't get any worse. And now we have Trump, who's at best, just as bad if not worse.
 
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Until we get someone worse. And we will. Remember how bad W was? We thought we couldn't get any worse. And now we have Trump, who's at best, just as bad if not worse.
um.
W sucked but he's not even in the same league as the terribleness of donald j trump. Not even close.
 
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W sucked but he's not even in the same league as the terribleness of donald j trump. Not even close.
I'll have to disagree with you on that. The wars that killed so many of our soldiers, and his spending, IMO is worse than anything Trump has done so far.