President Donald Trump speaks in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 9, 2018, at the start of a meeting with military leaders. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Would House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff go so far as to doctor transcripts?
Donald Trump says Yes.
On Monday, the Commander-in-Chief claimed that very thing:
“Shifty 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!”
Shifty 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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 11, 2019
Little by little, House Dems have been releasing transcripts from depositions given behind closed doors prior to the vote for an official impeachment probe.
Republicans in the lower chamber haven’t questioned the accuracy of the transcripts, but the President’s never appeared shy to make bold assertions.
As evidence of Schiff’s capacity for such a ruse, Trump pointed to his false representation of the President’s July 25th phone call to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.
And as far as Adam’s potential for misdeeds is concerned, some on Twitter were quick to serve up an Amen:
If the transcript were so damning, then why did Schiff read a parody of the call instead of saying it word for word?
It’s clear this is nothing more than a Witch Hunt.
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) November 11, 2019
It's been a witch hunt since Trump decided to run for President in 2016. ENOUGH!!!
— Nancy Spinelli (@NancySpinelli9) November 11, 2019
— John L. Bair 🇺🇸 (@JohnLBair1) November 11, 2019
But, of course, not everyone was on board.
It must be tough not to be loved, as President Obama was, by a majority of voters. pic.twitter.com/flrYcNZAfd
— Jack Polakoff (@JackPolakoff) November 11, 2019
Lady D let a bag do the talking:
— Lady D (@sicilliandi) November 11, 2019
What do you think of Trump’s claim?
Either way, if Rand Paul is correct, the President actually had an obligation to ask Ukraine to investigate Biden (here).
You’re not likely to hear a ton about that, though. Not if liberal Democrat Alan Dershowitz is correct. On Sunday, he made it clear — major networks don’t want America knowing the truth:
“CNN has banned me from their airwaves. CNN will not allow me on their network because they don’t want a liberal Democrat to be telling their viewers the truth about the Constitution.”
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