With his impeachment trial now in full swing, the Senate is preparing to decide President Donald Trump’s fate. But, as Fox News reports, conservative talk radio legend Rush Limbaugh thinks that Republicans should make someone else the focus of the proceedings — namely, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA).
“I really think the Republicans ought to bring Schiff in here and put him front and center and I think they ought to call him,” Limbaugh opined on his daily radio program. “I think they ought to make everything the Democrats are doing related to Adam Schiff.”
Schiff is “manufacturing things”
“This guy needs to upheld front and center as the energy, the face behind this entire thing, because he’ll fold,” the longtime radio host predicted.
“Folks, he hasn’t said much that is the truth since this began,” Limbaugh continued. “He doesn’t have a case telling the truth, so he’s manufacturing things.”
Limbaugh was apparently alluding to a letter that Schiff wrote to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) for the purposes of summarizing evidence gleaned from Lev Parnas, a now-indicted former associate of Trump personal attorney Rudy Giuliani. Schiff has since been accused of purposefully mischaracterizing to Nadler a string of text messages sent by Parnas.
Schiff’s letter to Nadler claimed that in the aforementioned text thread, Parnas was trying to set up a meeting with “mr Z,” an individual that Schiff identified as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, according to the Washington Examiner.
Yet, according to a report by Politico, the text was actually about Burisma founder Mykola Zlochevsky. Burisma is the oil and gas company on whose board Hunter Biden sat.
“I really think it’s critical to expose Adam Schiff in this, I think,” Limbaugh insisted. “If we’re [going to] start calling witnesses…get Schiff up there first. Everything revolves around Schiff.
“You are looking at human slime,” Limbaugh went on. “I don’t like saying that. You’re just looking at a bad guy, folks.”
This is far from being the first time that Schiff has been accused of deception related to the Democrats’ efforst to oust Trump from office. Last fall, he appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe and denied having communicated with the so-called whistleblower prior to the filing of the complaint underlying the entire impeachment saga.
“We have not spoken directly with the whistleblower,” Schiff asserted, although the California congressman did suggest that his office would like to meet him.
However, a subsequent New York Times report cast serious doubts on that claim. “The whistleblower gave an early account of allegations against President Trump to a House aide who outlined it to Rep. Adam Schiff, who is now leading the impeachment inquiry,” the paper tweeted.
What else has Schiff been lying about?