President Donald Trump’s Attorney Rudy Giuliani has stated on Friday, Oct. 5, that the leaders of the Democratic Party may seek to oust Chairman of the Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff, over his lies.
“Democrats are getting nervous about Schiff. Might even remove him as Chairman,” he tweeted Friday afternoon, after The Washington Post ran a “Four Pinocchios” fact-check on the Democrat lawmaker’s latest lie. “By lying to the American public, saying he had no knowledge of the complaint, he was able to, for WEEKS, peddle a malicious and false version through media appearances.”
“Democrats are angry that Schiff put Biden in everyone’s crosshairs by firing the gun TOO EARLY,” the former New York City mayor’s tweets continued.
Giuliani added, “Stay tuned, much more to come on Schiff!”
…is exactly what Biden did! Democrats are angry that Schiff put Biden in everyone’s crosshairs by firing the gun TOO EARLY, now turning out to be inaccurate. Stay tuned, much more to come on Schiff.
— Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) October 4, 2019
In its early Friday morning analysis, the Post confirmed that when Schiff informed the MSNBC “journalist” on Sept. 17 that the Intelligence Committee had not “spoken directly with the whistleblower,” he lied.
“We have not spoken directly with the whistleblower,” he said at the time to MSNBC’s Sam Stein. “We would like to, but I’m sure the whistleblower has concerns that he has not been advised as the law requires by the inspector general or the director of national intelligence just as to how he is to communicate with Congress.”
Other fact-checking organizations have also suggested this statement is a lie.
“[A] New York Times report, which quoted Schiff spokesman Patrick Boland acknowledging, ‘The whistleblower contacted the committee for guidance,’ shows that this statement was inaccurate,” PolitiFact wrote in its own “FALSE” ruling Friday. “While it was not publicly known that Schiff’s committee had communicated with the whistleblower ahead of the complaint’s filing, Schiff knew the truth. When given the chance to say that the whistleblower had reached out to a committee aide, he did not.”
Speaking earlier this week on Fox News, House Oversight Committee ranking member Rep. Jim Jordan, (R-Ohio) argued that Schiff is simply too “biased” to lead the Democrats’ impeachment efforts.
“[House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi putting Adam Schiff in charge of this impeachment inquiry is exactly what [disgraced former FBI Director] Jim Comey did when he put [disgraced former FBI agent] Peter Strzok in charge of the Trump-Russia investigation,” Jordan maintained.
“Even Democrats would agree that Strzok should have never been running that investigation. [Department of Justice Inspector General] Michael Horowitz said he should never have been running that investigation. Nancy Pelosi is doing the same thing with putting Adam Schiff in charge of the investigation. They have already made a determination. They don’t care about the facts and the truth and the American people see through it.”