When none other than the New York Times came out with an article today indicating the still anonymous Trump-Ukraine “whistleblower” reached out to Congressman Adam Schiff’s office BEFORE actually filing the complaint, President Trump pounced on the news as proof of dishonest collusion between anti-Trump forces both in Congress and the Deep State. Schiff has earlier indicated he had not spoken to the whistleblower and didn’t know his/her identity. Today, that denial changed into “we haven’t spoken to them directly” a claim longtime and award-winning journalist Britt Hume was quick to point out smelled like a Schiffty cover-up:
2/2 I think the answer is obvious. He knew how it would look. So he gave this answer, “We have not spoken directly with the whistleblower.” If by “we” he meant only himself, he’s being slippery. If by “we” he meant himself and his staff, he lied.
— Brit Hume (@brithume) October 2, 2019
Here is video of Schiff from just two weeks ago declaring “we have not spoken to the whistleblower”:
It also adds a great deal of credibility to President Trump’s assertion that it’s likely Schiff’s staff that helped to write the whistleblower complaint – a grievous error in protocol.
This latest news has resulted in even more claims that like Congressman Schiff’s self-confessed “parody” of President Trump’s now-infamous phone conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart, the entirety of the alleged whistleblower complaint should be considered a pathetic parody as well that is nothing more than another failed attempt to try to damage a president who has already done so much good for the American people.
From The New York Times today: Schiff Got Early Account of Accusations as Whistle-Blower’s Concerns Grew
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— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2019