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December 16, 2021

Yesterday, we reported new developments about Nancy Pelosi’s ‘Special Committee’ to make the case that Liz Cheney is “the new Adam Schiff.

I regret to inform you, however, that the old Adam Schiff is still practicing his usual dark magic in Congress to make lies seem true. Consider what he did Monday night during a meeting of the committee.

Remember when Schiff claimed to have proof of “collusion” between Trump and Russia to help Trump win in 2016? Remember when it turned out he had nothing? And how that's just one of his claims that have turned out to be lies? Well, he’s at it again. Monday night, he said he had proof that a member of Congress (whose name he didn't specify, but it was Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan) texted then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to tell him to instruct Vice President Mike Pence to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

As Sean Davis at The Federalist reported Wednesday, not only did Schiff twist “the substance of the message and its source,” but he also doctored original text messages. The Federalist provided for comparison the original, complete text messages and included the video of Schiff doing this.

In the video, Schiff puts up a text and reads it out loud: “On January 6, 2021, Vice President Mike Pence, as President of the Senate, should call out all electoral votes that he believes are unconstitutional as no electoral votes at all.”

“You can see why this is so critical to ask Mr. Meadows about,” Schiff says. But according to Davis, Schiff “erased significant portions of the text and added punctuation where there was none to give the impression that Jordan himself was tersely directing Meadows to give orders to Pence on how to handle the electoral vote certification.”

The original text, though, was not from Jordan, but from Washington attorney and former Department of Defense Inspector General Joseph Schmitz, who had also attached a four-page “discussion draft” of a document detailing Schmitz’s legal reasoning for suggesting Pence had the authority to object to certification in “a handful of states.” Not the same thing as what Schiff was claiming at all.

Schiff had sliced-and-diced a three-paragraph summary of the document that Schmitz had sent to Jordan and then wrongly attributed it to Jordan.

Specifically, the graphic quoted above was achieved by deleting the last part of the original first sentence, which would have read, “ --- in accordance with guidance from founding father Alexander Hamilton and judicial precedence.” One can see how Schiff might not have wanted that part of the sentence in there, so “poof!” the inconvenient phrase was gone.

There was more that Schiff had left out: Schmitz quoted Hamilton citing case law (Hubbard v. Lowe) and used that to support the argument that “an unconstitutionally appointed elector, like an unconstitutionally elected statute, is no elector at all.”

Schiff had erased the final two paragraphs and the final clause of the first paragraph before substituting his own punctuation to make it look as if that was all there was to the quote. Russell Dye, spokesman for Rep. Jordan, asked, “Is anyone surprised that Adam Schiff is again rifling through private text messages and cherry-picking information to fit his partisan narrative and sow misinformation?”

According to Davis’ sources, Schiff never approached Jordan to discuss the text message before taking it upon himself to change it. If he had, Jordan could have made it clear to him that he had just been passing along an attorney’s summarized legal argument. In fact, Jordan is known for NOT texting much more than “yes” or “no,” certainly not detailed legal arguments, so a text like this from him wouldn’t have been believable to people who knew him. Schiff didn’t care.

Significantly, one source said this: “...You have to remember what was going on at the time. People were sending around these law review articles and debates left and right because we had an interest in learning the facts and getting them right. And if it’s somehow seditious in this country to debate or share a law review article on Alexander Hamilton’s view on things, that’s not really a country I want to be a part of anymore.”

Davis’ report goes into Schiff’s long history of doctoring “evidence” and misrepresenting facts, and I highly recommend it. Laura Ingraham’s Wednesday show does this as well, with guest Mollie Hemingway, who also reviews what we’ve said about why the committee is not legitimate. Recall that Schiff has been caught in lies multiple times; one major example: denying he knew the identity of the mysterious impeachment “whistleblower,” who turned out to be a scammer named Eric Ciaramella who had contacted Schiff’s office before even submitting his bogus complaint.

If you have a premium subscription to The Epoch Times, check out this story by Jack Phillips, who reports that the committee has had to admit the doctoring, with a spokesperson claiming a period was placed at the end “inadvertently.” Right. “The Select Committee is responsible for and regrets the error,” they said dryly, after they got caught.

Of course, they still voted to hold Meadows in contempt of Congress, as planned all along.

Mark Levin, on Wednesday with Sean Hannity, suggested doing something about “this whining, unethical hack.” “Lawyers are not free to doctor evidence,” he said, noting that Schiff is trying with this to railroad (my word) Meadows into prison. It’s time to file a serious ethics complaint against Schiff, with the ethics arm of the Supreme Court of California, Levin said. A private citizen can do this, but he’s suggesting that Republicans in Congress do it. Agreed –- it’s time for Schiff to lose his law license.

Levin added, “If you want to see what the old Soviet Union was like,” look at this committee. Of course, we’ve been making that case, pointing out that they’ve violated virtually the entire Bill Of Rights, as well as the separation of powers. Also, Congress does not have the authority to conduct criminal investigations. No one should take seriously anything that comes out of this fake committee.

Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs tweeted, “Expect a lot more of this. Schiff and the contemptible Jan6 committee will twist and smear the narrative every chance they get.” And Rep. Dan Bishop sounded a lot like me when he tweeted, “Adam Schiff is the Jussie Smollett of Congress.”

By the way, about “the NEW Adam Schiff” (Liz Cheney; see yesterday’s commentary), she’s facing at least one impressive primary challenge in '22, by actual Republican Harriet Hageman. Calling all Republicans in Wyoming: One Adam Schiff is more than enough; we sure don’t need another one infesting Congress, especially on our side of the aisle. Here’s Harriet on the issues.

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  • Anne Turner

    09/06/2022 02:07 PM

    I predict:
    Adam will skate as the Bar Association is far left.
    Trump will be indicted by a DC Grand Jury for something regardless of whether or not there is a foundation for it. It matters not what, just something.
    The FBI has probably already destroyed exculpatory evidence and will continue to do exactly what they want to do with no one trying to stop them the press will ignore it.
    Biden’s handlers will keep propping up Biden, literalLy, until at least past the mid terms. They are terrified to see Kamala as President. She might try to appoint to appoint Hilary as VP. If she does that she will want to watch her back.
    The Senate will remain Dem. because of vote manipulations.
    The House votes will be harder to fake but it could still happen.
    Should the GOP win the Presidency in 24, there will be rioting in the streets like we have never seen before as a protest against a GOP President.
    If I were Trump I would want very tight security for himself and family. . The President’s latest words could well inspire a zealot to try to Assassinated him. If someone is as evil as was portrayed would that not make someone feel justified. It is almost impossible to understand the depth of hatred for Trump. The only historical comparison .i can think of is the SS and many of the Germans and Polish hatred of the Jews. if I were Melania , I would send out my entire wardrobe for cleaning.

  • Barbara Alexander

    12/31/2021 02:42 AM

    I am so disgusted. For 4 years the Republicans sat by and never asked "out loud"
    for Schiff to produce the "evidence" that he proclaimed "was in plain sight", that
    Trump colluded with the Russians. His lies were sold to the public every day. Now he is at it again. The Democrats sell lies on CNN daily. Veritas had an undercover video of their Tech Director explaining that their "directive" was to "sell" negative propaganda about Trump 90% of their time. And they did, and

  • Karl Kempinger

    12/27/2021 07:24 PM

    This is a question, more than a comment . Will someone please tell me how Schiff can get away with all this ? Are the laws not applicable to him ? What is the procedure to hold accountable either a president or a congress person when the constitution is violated and who can institute the said procedure ?

  • Terry VanHouten

    12/27/2021 01:50 PM

    I don't understand why Adam Schiff is allowed to play these games with no consequences. We had Swalwell sleeping with a known Chinese spy and yet he is still on the intelligence committee along with Schiff ! Is there no legal action that Republicans even though they are the minority to take to bring these people out and make them accountable for their lies and deception ?

  • Dennis A Manzella

    12/27/2021 09:38 AM

    A question as a comment if you will. If I or any other normal individual had tampered with evidence in this manner we would be in prison why is Schiff still walking around a free man he should be brought to trial and sent to prision where he belongs.

  • Carol Hughes

    12/26/2021 10:26 PM

    You are so clear and touch on all the important inside happenings that we would otherwise miss. You are so appreciated.

  • Roger Siggs

    12/26/2021 08:16 PM

    Find it so very hard to understand how this individual is 1) still in or allowed to be in Congress and 2) hasn't been disbarred for out right "proven" lying to the Nation and 3) isn't in some jail with sunlight being piped in on alternate days.
    Thanks for all you an your staff do.

  • Randy Snell

    12/26/2021 05:06 PM

    Schiff has not been charged by the media, possibly because they have been so busy trying to hang Lin Wood.

  • Suzanne DeMichele

    12/26/2021 03:08 PM

    If you read the overview, it's a c crud pill you can take while infected kinda like tamiflu...
    They very nonchalantly state that 10 patients given the "placebo" died during the 28 day test....
    "Sorry Folks we had to let them die to 'prove' our latest poison pill is good for you." What kind of monsters are running Pfizer?!? Oh, and don't even get me started about "side effects" & "drug interaction" risks. God Help Us!!!???

  • Floyd A Unger

    12/26/2021 02:46 PM

    Thank you. If a guy looking and sounding like Adam Schiff ??showed up at my door trying to warn me of an imminent tornado I would call the police. ??