Congressman Adam Schiff claimed to have “evidence” to take down former President Donald Trump – but strangely refused to reveal it.
Schiff, who since 2016 has essentially only been concerned with going after Trump, suggested that the January 6th Committee had finally uncovered “evidence” that the former president was involved in an effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
The claim made by Schiff came as he joined CNN anchor Dana Bash on “State of the Union” to discuss the heavily biased January 6 hearings which, unfortunately for Schiff and the Democrats’ narrative, the public has already lost interest in.
Bash pressed Schiff several times on his claims that Trump had been involved in what happened.
“Your hearing will include evidence about Trump electors in battleground states who submitted fake Electoral College ballots, even though Trump lost these states we’re talking about,” Bash began.
We have already heard campaign officials, Trump campaign officials were involved in that. Do you have evidence that the former president himself was involved?”
“Yes. We’ll show evidence of the president’s involvement in this scheme,” Schiff replied. “We’ll also, again, show evidence about what his own lawyers came to think about this scheme. And we’ll show courageous state officials who stood up and said they wouldn’t go along with this plan to either call legislatures back into session or decertify the results for Joe Biden.”
Schiff went on to claim that the system had only “held” because state and local officials had “upheld their oath to the Constitution” and refused to go along with Trump.
“Just to be clear, you said you have evidence that the then president was involved in putting a fake slate of electors out there,” Bash pushed back. “Do you have evidence that he directed it?”
“You know, I don’t want to get ahead of our hearing,” Schiff replied. “We’ll show during a hearing what the president’s role was in trying to get states to name alternate slates of electors, how that scheme depended initially on hopes that the legislatures would reconvene and bless it and he pressed forward with it anyway.”
“Will we see he directed it?” Bash interrupted, repeating the question once Schiff finished his thought. “Will we see that he directed it?”
“I don’t want to get ahead of the role,” Schiff said again.
This is not the first time we have seen Schiff make baseless claims about Donald Trump and his supposed “wrongdoing.”
Leading up to the 2016 presidential election, Schiff accused Trump of colluding with Russia while claiming he had some sort of magic bullet evidence – which he ultimately never revealed to the public.
The Democrats have been using the hearings in an attempt to suede public opinion ahead of midterms – likely with no real intent of delivering the “justice” they claim is deserved for the protest at the capital.
During the interview, Bash also grilled Schiff a bit, asking him directly why the committee had not publicly interviewed any witnesses who might “challenge” the narrative.
“You’ve been critical of the Justice Department for moving slowly. If you’ve done so much work, why not help them out?” Bash continued, asking why the January 6th Committee would not pass anything they discovered directly on to the DOJ.
“Well, you know, we certainly will help them. We want them to particularize what they’re asking for and it’s our intention when we conclude the investigation to make public our findings in great detail,” Schiff replied. “But, you know, we have a job to do as well. We’re doing that. And we’re doing this consistent with how the — our branch of government has operated and executive branch has operated.”
Bash continued to press, going on to ask about the witnesses whose testimony had already been made public — and asking whether the committee was avoiding witnesses who might “challenge” the desired narrative.
“Why aren’t you calling witnesses in a public way who might challenge the committee?” she asked. “Is that intentional because you don’t want to deviate from the story line that you’re trying to present to the public and, of course, potentially to the Justice Department?”
“No. I mean, we are interviewing, frankly, anyone that has relevant evidence,” Schiff insisted. “We’re putting that relevant evidence before the public and we’re doing it in a way that is the most cohesive and that we can get across the salient points to the public.”