Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the House Intelligence Committee chairman who featured prominently in the impeachment and Senate trial of President Donald Trump, just made a startling confession.
Schiff has now admitted that Hunter Biden’s position on the Burisma board at a time when his father Joe Biden was vice president had “at a minimum an appearance of a conflict.”
Let’s backtrack for a minute
For those of us who have purged the recent impeachment charade from our memories, the Bidens, in a way, were the start of it all. The House impeached President Trump because he asked Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, in a July 25th phone call, to look into the Bidens’ dealings in Ukraine.
Why? Because things looked suspicious. Because Hunter Biden, somehow, managed to obtain a multi-million dollar job on the board of a Ukrainian energy firm despite the fact that he had no real qualifications — except that his father happened to be vice president of the U.S.
Now, Republicans have long argued that, if Trump had a legitimate basis to investigate the Bidens, then he absolutely cannot and should not be impeached.
But the Democrats, including Schiff, denied this legitimate purpose. They maintained that Trump was purely politically motivated, that he was trying to get Ukraine to do his dirty work ahead of a potential 2020 election matchup with Joe Biden.
Okay, back to the present
With this all in mind, it is almost unfathomable what Schiff had to say during his recent appearance on David Axelrod’s podcast, “The Axe Files” — in fact, it would be unfathomable if it was anyone other than Schiff.
The host began: “Do you think it was fair game to suggest that he, [Joe Biden], should have maybe told Hunter Biden, ‘you know what, that’s not a good idea, don’t go on that board.”
Schiff replied: “Look, I think that whenever you have an elected official’s family member in a position of responsibility there is at a minimum an appearance of a conflict that should be avoided.”
In other words, Schiff just admitted that President Trump had a legitimate basis to ask that Zelensky and Ukraine investigate the Bidens.
This guy . . .
You honestly can’t make this sort of stuff up. It is not long now since President Trump has been acquitted, and Schiff has essentially admitted that the House had no real basis to start their impeachment inquiry in the first place.
Unwittingly or not, Schiff just confirmed that, yes, just as we thought, impeachment was a partisan-driven attempt to get President Trump out of the White House. Thank you, Mr. Schiff, for telling the truth for once.