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Friday, February 1, 2019

Rep Schiff Whiffs

For John, BLUFNew England Essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, in the 19th century, "When you strike at a king, you must kill him."  Rep Schiff missed that admonition.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

From PJ Media, by Ms Debra Heineken, 1 February 2019.

Here is the lede plus five:

Former Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) slammed Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) Thursday night for making "wild accusations" regarding the House Intelligence Committee's Russia investigation, comparing it to the more serious Senate panel.

Phone records obtained by the Senate Intelligence Committee reveal that Donald Trump Jr. did not speak with his father from a blocked telephone number in the days before the infamous Trump Tower meeting in June 2016.

The finding contradicts the Democratic narrative that Trump Jr. may have talked to his father about the meeting in a mystery phone call ahead of time, a claim Trump Jr. has denied.

The theory was heavily promulgated by Schiff, the current chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

“We wanted to get the phone records to determine, was Donald Trump talking to his son about this meeting,” Schiff told CNN in November 2018.  “It’s an obvious investigative step, but one the Republicans were unwilling to take because they were afraid of where the evidence might lead.”

The phone records show that the calls were actually between Trump Jr. and two business associates.

Yes, Rep Schiff seems to think of Impeachment as a University prank.  It is not.  It is serious business, with long term consequences.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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