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)
Kinda funny when Adam Schiff is SHOCKED that he was not aware of leaks to the press unless he authorized leaks to the press. Poor thing.
Seems the media received the reports that the Russians were hacking into Burisma on New Year’s Eve and Schiff and his merry band of intel peeps were not aware. Burisma is, of course, the company that current presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, got a cushy job on their board. That Schiff was not informed ahead of time really crimps his style of coming up with a crafty narrative.
The story from Washington Examiner
Top Democratic leaders in Congress said they were caught completely off guard by a report on Russia hacking the Ukrainian natural gas company at the center of President Trump’s impeachment.
In back-to-back interviews Monday evening, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer claimed they were only just hearing of the breach when asked by MSNBC host Rachel Maddow.
“I have to say, Rachel, I’m a bit distressed to see this for the first time in a newspaper report. If the intel community is aware of this, that should have been brought to our attention by now,” Schiff said.
“But I don’t find it surprising. I do find it deeply disturbing, and I would hope that maybe both parties can get out ahead of this, even if the president won’t, and condemn any Russian effort to influence the next election,” the California Democrat added.
Adam, Adam, Adam.
You are “DISTRESSED” that leaks happened that you did not give a wink and a nod too? Are you kidding us or just that silly to believe what you are saying?
If you recall during the impeachment hearings that Schiff lead in the House Intelligent Committee, there always seemed to be leaks that occurred after interviews with witnesses in closed-door testimony. Oddly enough though, those leaks only came out IF it was damaging to what Schiff and the Dems in trying to paint POTUS #45 in a bad light.
Maybe Adam forgot that being it was only 6 or 7 weeks ago.
Schiff should prepare for more surprises being he is going to be buried in leaks in the coming months. Some of those he will not know about and could be embarrassing to the work they have done on drafting Articles of Impeachment.
I hope he has been practicing his shocked face in the mirror for more T.V. appearances.