The New York Times revealed that Adam Schiff’s office was in contact with the whistleblower, whose complaint pushed Democrats to support impeachment and it is now clear that this person (the whistleblower) contacted Schiff’s office before the news of the complaint came out. This is a problem because from the start, Schiff told everyone that he knew nothing about this complaint. And that the whistleblower never made contact with him before the news was released.
Ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) and fellow intel panel member Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) said on Friday that Schiff should be disqualified because he is a “fact witness” in the whistleblower case.
Nunes stated that “We learn from the press today that Chm Schiff had prior knowledge and involvement in the WB complaint. He withheld this info from the American people and even from the Intel Cmte. In light of this news, it’s hard to view impeachment as anything aside from an orchestrated farce.”
Nunes calls out Schiff’s dishonesty over this whistleblower complaint. Schiff knew about it and may have even been involved in the complaint’s crafting.
Yet he withheld this information from the American people and the intelligence community. That’s a seriously wrong thing to do.
Not only is Adam Schiff a “fact witness,” he seriously violated House rules because he didn’t share the classified info with Minority members of the House Intel Committee (such as Devin Nunes) and for nearly two weeks Schiff kept the classified information to himself AND the whistleblower did not disclose to the Intel Community Inspector General that he contacted Schiff’s aides.