Adam Schiff

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., talks to reporters about the release by the White House of a transcript of a call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Voldymyr Zelenskiy, in which Trump is said to have pushed for Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his family, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

 

As the open portion of the impeachment proceedings in the House have now drawn to a close, we can see how empty the Democratic claims are against President Donald Trump.

Not one witness supported the Democrat claim that Trump conditioned aid on investigations of the Bidens. No quid pro quo, no bribery, no extortion or whatever word they’ve poll tested this week.

But, we do well to remember who actually did try to dig up dirt on his political opponent from alleged Ukrainians.

The Trump War Room account took a look back and reminded us about House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff’s effort to dig up dirt on Trump.

From Daily Mail:

The ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee was the victim of a prank phone call by Russian comedians who offered to give him ‘compromising’ dirt on Donald Trump – including nude photos of the president and a Russian reality show star.

DailyMail.com can disclose that after the prank, his staff engaged in correspondence with what they thought was a Ukrainian politician to try to obtain the ‘classified’ material promised on the call.

On an audio recording of the prank call posted online, Adam Schiff can be heard discussing the committee’s Russia investigation and increasingly bizarre allegations about Trump with a man who claimed to be Andriy Parubiy, the chairman of the Ukrainian Parliament.

So it sounds an awful lot like Schiff was doing exactly what he says that Trump should be impeached for (except Trump didn’t do it).

After being called out on it, Schiff’s people said that he didn’t think it was real, despite no evidence for that in the contacts and arranging a meeting. “Before agreeing to take the call, and immediately following it, the committee informed appropriate law enforcement and security personnel of the conversation, and of our belief that it was probably bogus,” a Schiff spokesman said according to the Atlantic.

Why isn’t Schiff being investigated?

Add that to his staff’s contact with the whistleblower before the complaint as well as his multiple falsehoods during the present proceedings and there’s a far better case there than there has ever been against Trump.

HT: Twitchy