CNN Guest Shocks Viewers, Calls Out Schiff and Other Democrats
- 24.8K Views
On Sunday, CNN guest Linda Chavez shocked viewers when she hammered House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, saying that he has “caused himself a lot of problems” regarding the recent impeachment hearings.
Chavez was a Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee during former President Nixon's impeachment hearings.
While joining CNN host Jake Tapper on "State of the Union," Chavez commented on the Democrats' efforts to impeach President Trump saying: “I do believe, because I was in Judiciary Committee at the time and during the Nixon impeachment, it could hurt the Democrats — depending on how they play it."
Chavez then mentioned how during the Nixon's hearings, an actual professional was used for questioning. “One of the things that I think is really dangerous is if you have a bunch of Democrats who want to see their face on cable television and decide to give speeches,” Chavez noted. “And this is what they’ve done so far in the hearings all year.”
She then hammered Schiff: "You cannot have people grandstanding, and Chairman Schiff caused himself a lot of problems by his behavior during the first hearing."
Tapper then jumped in and mentioned how Schiff fabricated an entire phone call between President Trump and the Ukrainian President.
“But it isn’t just that. It’s about everybody trying to hog the camera. This is not about face time on television, this is about something very serious and our Constitution,” Chavez said.
Schiff's lying and grandstanding has become so bad that even the Washington Post is calling him out for it. The Post recently gave Schiff four Pinocchios after he falsely claimed that he and his staff did not speak with the whistleblower before the infamous complaint was filed.
On MSNBC, Schiff blatantly lied when he said, "We have not spoken directly with the whistleblower. We would like to."
This was completely false. On Wednesday, the New York Times dropped a bombshell which revealed that the anti-Trump whistleblower coordinated with Schiff before the infamous complaint was even made.
“The early account by the future whistle-blower … explains how Mr. Schiff knew to press for the complaint when the Trump administration initially blocked lawmakers from seeing it,” The New York Times reported. “Before going to Congress, the C.I.A. officer had a colleague convey his accusations to the agency’s top lawyer. Concerned about how that avenue for airing his allegations was unfolding, the officer then approached a House Intelligence Committee aide, alerting him to the accusation against Mr. Trump. ”
“This is flat-out false,” said the Post’s Glenn Kessler while responding to Schiff's claim that he nor his staff had talked to the whistleblower. “Unlike the quick two-step dance he performed with Anderson Cooper, Schiff simply says the committee had not spoken to the whistleblower. Now we know that’s not true.”
Kessler added that instead of dodging the question, Schiff decided to lie to the American people.
“There’s nothing wrong with dodging a question, as long as you don’t try to mislead,” he wrote. “But Schiff on ‘Morning Joe’ clearly made a statement that was false.”
“He compounded his falsehood by telling reporters a few days later that if not for the IG’s office, the committee would not have known about the complaint,” Kessler continued. “That again suggested there had been no prior communication.”
What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below!