Schiff (D-Ca) seeks inappropriate photos of DJT from Ukrainians; Should step down

  1. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., said House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Adam Schiff, D-Calif., should step aside from his leadership role in the panel's Russia inquiry.
    "Here you've got Adam Schiff engaging with Ukrainians trying to dig up dirt on the president with seemingly no interest in whether or not the information is true or false or doctored," Gaetz told Fox News' Tucker Carlson on Wednesday. "If you use the same standard applied that's been applied to Republicans to Adam Schiff he should have no role on the intelligence committee as a lead on this issue."
    Rep. Matt Gaetz: Adam Schiff should step aside from leadership role in House Intel's Russia probe

    Gaetz pointed to audiotape of a phone call Schiff held with Russian pranksters purporting to be Ukrainian dignitaries with access to compromising photos of Trump with a Ukrainian model.
    He Was 'Playing Footsies With the Ukrainians': Rep. Gaetz Demands Adam Schiff Step Down from Trump-Russia Probe | Fox News Insider
  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   herring_RN
    Fake News and Bots Target Author of Democratic Memo
    California Democrat Adam Schiff is the latest target of the disinformation campaign.

    Fake News and Bots Target Author of Democratic Memo
  4. by   herring_RN
    ... Russian Comedians Prank Called Rep. Adam Schiff, Promised Him Naked Photos Of Trump

    The call was first reported in The Atlantic's Jan/Feb 2018 issue, where a spokesman for Schiff said: "Before agreeing to take the call, and immediately following it, the committee informed appropriate law-enforcement and security personnel of the conversation, and of our belief that it was probably bogus."
    "There were pictures of naked Trump," one of the pranksters told Schiff, explaining that they were obtained by Putin's goddaughter.

    Schiff asks: "And the materials you can provide to the committee and to the FBI, would they corroborate this allegation? ... So you have recordings... where they're discussing the compromising material?"

    "Obviously we would welcome the chance to get copies of those recordings," Schiff tells them. "So we will try to work with the FBI to try to figure out how we can take copies of those...
    I'll be in touch with the FBI about this, and we'll make arrangements with your staff.
    I think it would be best to provide these materials to both our committee and the FBI.
    We'll make arrangements between my staff and yours on how to facilitate that."..
    Audio: Russian Comedians Prank Called Rep. Adam Schiff, Promised Him Naked Photos Of Trump | Video | RealClearPolitics
  5. by   macawake
    Matt Gaetz? Didn't he try to get Special Counsel Robert Mueller recused a couple of months ago? Really, you didn't have to go through the trouble of starting a brand new thread just to show us that Trump fanboys try to remove every person whose investigation they fear might pose a threat to their leader's reign. We're already very much aware

    I think that anyone who becomes the target of a smear campaign by one of Trump's acolytes should simply draw the conclusion that they are doing a good job. And keep doing whatever they're doing. Because the noise machine only revs up when it senses a threat.
  6. by   MunoRN
    Schiff was contacted by people claiming to be Andriy Parubiy, whom Schiff had been planning to speak to as a part of the House Intel investigation, the evidence of Schiff's supposed 'collusion' with the Ukranians was a recorded phone conversation, the problem is that during the same conversation Schiff states he's going to pass on what they've told him to the FBI, which is exactly what your supposed to do. Had Don Jr simply reported the attempts of Russians to pass him information there wouldn't have been an issue.
  7. by   Lil Nel
    Oh, the Russian trolls are hard at work again on AN, I see.

    You've got to admire their work ethic. But that's about it.