Schiff Makes Up Fake Trump Quotes from Ukraine Call at Committee Hearing
Anti-Trump Democrat fabricates conversation before House Intelligence Committee
While addressing the House Intelligence Committee Thursday, Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff read out fabricated quotes from the president's phone call with the Ukrainian leader.
Anti-Trump California Democrat Schiff read a portion of a transcript from the now-infamous telephone conversation between President Donald Trump and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Instead of using the actual words from the transcript, Schiff made up fake quotes claiming they were "the essence" of what President Trump "communicates."
Despite the congressmen largely fabricating the president’s words, he read them out as though they were from the actual transcript.
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Schiff told the committee’s witness, Acting Director of National Intelligence, Joseph Maguire, "This is the essence of what the president communicates," before proceeding to read "Trump's quotes" from "the transcript" of the Ukraine call:
"'We’ve been very good to your country, very good, no other country has done as much as we have, but you know what, I don’t see much reciprocity here.
"'I hear what you want. I have a favor I want from you, though.
"'And I’m going to say this only seven times, so you better listen good.'”
The congressman on Wednesday compared Trump’s words to Volodymyr Zelensky as akin to a “Mafia-like shakedown” and he apparently read that perception into his interpretation of the transcript of that conversation.
Schiff continued, making it up as he went along: “I want you to make up dirt on my political opponent, understand, lots of it, on this and on that.
"I’m going to put you in touch with people, not just any people, I’m going to put you in touch with the attorney general of the United States, my attorney general Bill Barr.
"He’s got the whole weight of the American law enforcement behind him.”
The House Intelligence Committee chairman even suggested that Trump told Zelensky, “‘And I’m going to put you in touch with Rudy — you’re going to love him, trust me.
"'You know what I’m asking, and so I’m only going to say this a few more times in a few more ways.
"'And by the way, don’t call me again, I’ll call you when you’ve done what you’ve asked.’
"This is the sum and character what the president was trying to communicate with the president of Ukraine.
"It would be funny if it wasn’t such a graphic betrayal of the president’s Oath of Office.”
Schiff has said he believes impeachment of the president can be used as a “tool” to expose Trump’s alleged misconduct.
At this point, any sane person has to ask themselves this: If the content of the call's transcript was so damning that it justifies the president's impeachment, why not just read the actual quotes from the transcript?
Why did Schiff feel the need to fabricate President Trump's words?