For John, BLUF: If Elected Speaker, San Francisco area Democrat US Rep Nancy Pelosi is going to have her hands full next year, preventing the Democrats in the House of Representatives from beclowning themselves. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From The Hill, by Reporter John Bowden, 28 November 2018.
Here is the lede plus three:
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Wednesday called on President Trump to sit down for an in-person interview with special counsel Robert Mueller and his team, saying that the president's written statements to the special counsel's office were insufficient.Is this the Democratic US Rep, Adam Schiff talking, or is he a mouthpiece for the Special Counsel, using "leaked" information? This is a point in the investigation when it is most important for the Special Counsel to keep his skirts clean.
Schiff, who sits on the House Intelligence Committee, said Mueller needed the opportunity to ask follow-up questions based on the president's responses.
“There really needs to be a live interview with the president because you need to be able to ask follow-up questions in real time," Schiff told CNN on Wednesday.
Schiff also said the committee, under new Democratic leadership next year, would pursue phone records related to the setup of June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Trump campaign associates and a Russian lawyer who had promised dirt on then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
My sense is that Mr Schiff is hyper-active, but not analytical. Perhaps appropriate, given he is from North LA and Rep Maxine Waters is from South LA..
Hat tip to the Drudge Report.
Regards — Cliff