Yesterday I was at the gym, watching Fox News. Right next to that TV was one showing Anderson Cooper on CNN. It was so bad that I couldn’t resist watching. Adam Schiff was in full attack mode and Anderson Cooper was drinking in the Kool-Aid.
Here is an example of what Schiff said:
“It’s a really disgraceful act, in my view, to make partisan and political the declassification process, and I think it’s what you see when you have a flawed president infecting the whole of government. It’s apolitical. This is a continuation of the effort to protect the president’s hide.”
I couldn’t help but note the extreme bias toward Donald Trump followed by sanctimonious whining about partisan politics. Does even Schiff believe what he says anymore?
Schiff said that Nunes had not read all the details behind the controversial secret memo. Schiff said that Nunes ”cherry-picked” information without reading all the source material. The committee received mountains of evidence. It is ludicrous to expect Nunes to read every single document. What Schiff did not say was that Nunes had any facts wrong.
CNN: SCHIFF: REPUBLICANS ON HOUSE INTEL COMMITTEE VOTE TO RELEASE CONTROVERSIAL MEMO ON FBI, REFUSE TO RELEASE OPPOSING MEMO WRITTEN BY DEMOCRATS.
Schiff neglected to tell Cooper that he had refused to let Republicans read his memo.
SCHIFF: GOP HAS VOTED TO “POLITICIZE” INTELLIGENCE; WE HAVE CROSSED A DEEPLY REGRETTABLE LINE.”
This is ironic when the memo documents the FBI misusing intelligence to interfere with a presidential campaign. Apparently one only cross the line if one is critical of Democrats.
This caused me to wonder how many times Schiff can burn CNN with utter nonsense before they stop taking the bait. The next guest on Anderson Cooper was a Republican and he immediately discredited most of what Schiff said.
FBI Director Christopher Wray viewed this memo and there are reports he was outraged. That seems to be true, because less that 12 hours later Andrew McCabe was shown the door. Wray did not dispute any facts, he just asked for the opportunity to have additional staff review the information. Perhaps people like Andrew McCabe were telling Wray he needed to trust them only to have Wray discover, the hard way, that he couldn’t trust them at all.
All you really need to know is this. Republicans want to release the memo and all the supporting documentation. Democrats want to suppress the memo and to block release of supporting documents. It is easy to see who has the facts and who is terrified of the facts.
It looks like this is all going to be put on public display, sooner rather than later. If Republicans are right, Adam Schiff has been full of Schiff from day one in a deliberate attempt to obfuscate and confuse. If CNN also realizes they have been had, we could see: GOOD NIGHT SCHIFF. That would be a beautiful thing.