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2019-09-28 Home Front: Politix
Trump demands Schiff resign over account of Ukraine call
[THEHILL] President Trump on Friday demanded House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) “immediately” resign from Congress for reading what the congressman described as a parody of the president’s phone call with Ukraine’s leader that is at the center of a whistleblower complaint.

In a series of tweets early Friday, Trump accused Schiff of lying to Congress and “fraudulently” reciting a version of the call that made it “sound horrible” and made the president appear “guilty.”

“He was supposedly reading the exact transcribed version of the call, but he completely changed the words to make it sound horrible, and me sound guilty,” Trump tweeted.

“HE WAS DESPERATE AND HE GOT CAUGHT. Adam Schiff therefore lied to Congress and attempted to defraud the American Public. He has been doing this for two years. I am calling for him to immediately resign from Congress based on this fraud!”

Rep. Adam Schiff fraudulently read to Congress, with millions of people watching, a version of my conversation with the President of Ukraine that doesn’t exist. He was supposedly reading the exact transcribed version of the call, but he completely changed the words to make it...
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 27, 2019

...sound horrible, and me sound guilty. HE WAS DESPERATE AND HE GOT CAUGHT. Adam Schiff therefore lied to Congress and attempted to defraud the American Public. He has been doing this for two years. I am calling for him to immediately resign from Congress based on this fraud!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 27, 2019


Trump was referring to a moment at the outset of Thursday’s congressional hearing with the acting intelligence chief during which Schiff described Trump as saying on the call that he would tell Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky "seven times" to "make up dirt on my political opponent."

Schiff later made clear that he was summarizing what happened on the July 25 call and that it was meant "to be, at least in part, parody."

"The fact that that's not clear is a separate problem in and of itself. Of course, the president never said, if I ‐ if you don't understand me, I'm going to say it seven more times. My point is, that's the message that the Ukraine president was receiving in not so many words," Schiff said.

Schiff immediately hit back at Trump on Twitter on Friday, accusing him of engaging in "a shakedown to get election dirt from a foreign country" and trying to cover it up.
Posted by Fred 2019-09-28 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6460 views ]  Top

#1 Give 'em hell, HarryTrump
Posted by Lex 2019-09-28 01:26||   2019-09-28 01:26|| Front Page Top

#2 3 years of false accusations and harrasment. There are both criminal and civil laws against this activity.
Posted by Varmint Splat1454 2019-09-28 03:07||   2019-09-28 03:07|| Front Page Top

#3 I think, up to now, Trump was primarily concerned with implementing his MAGA agenda and not interested in settling scores. Lets hope that this'll change. IMO, removing the self-proclaimed elites from power is a lot more important than improving the economy - better economy just means that they've more to loot.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-09-28 05:19||   2019-09-28 05:19|| Front Page Top

#4 @Grom yep. Progressivism is about maximising the looting.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2019-09-28 07:41||   2019-09-28 07:41|| Front Page Top

#5 @#3: My sense of things is that once re-elected the gloves are going to come off and lots of people will go to jail. I also think he jettisons AG Barr after being re-elected.
No. We do not say things that can be construed as a threat to the lives of American citizens.

—trailing wife for the moderators at 9:25 a.m CDT
Posted by Fat Bob Javish1936 2019-09-28 09:50||   2019-09-28 09:50|| Front Page Top

#6 I've seen the same sentiment expressed here on numerous occasions. Maybe a little more subtle than how I said it, however, it would take some pretty soft logic to construe my opinion as a direct threat.
Posted by Fat Bob Javish1936 2019-09-28 10:32||   2019-09-28 10:32|| Front Page Top

#7 We do not say things that can be construed as a threat to the lives of American citizens.

Incidentally, is George Soros an American citizen?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-09-28 10:42||   2019-09-28 10:42|| Front Page Top

#8  removing the self-proclaimed elites from power is a lot more important than improving the economy

Pubs need to push their offense nd quit playing defense. Scorched earth. Are the Senate Pubs doing anything?
Posted by JohnQC 2019-09-28 10:42||   2019-09-28 10:42|| Front Page Top

#9 
Incidentally, is George Soros an American citizen?


Unfortunately, he is. I've often said he is protected by the left.
Posted by JohnQC 2019-09-28 10:44||   2019-09-28 10:44|| Front Page Top

#10 ^Google Vidcun Quisling
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-09-28 10:44||   2019-09-28 10:44|| Front Page Top

#11 #9, not #10
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-09-28 10:44||   2019-09-28 10:44|| Front Page Top

#12 Ooops, actually JohnQC at #8
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-09-28 10:45||   2019-09-28 10:45|| Front Page Top

#13 Billionaire, George Soros became an American citizen in 1961. He was born in Hungary in 1930 and survived Nazi occupation. To escape a communist takeover, he first fled to London, then New York. Soros is a supporter of progressive, liberal ideals.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2019-09-28 11:53||   2019-09-28 11:53|| Front Page Top

#14 Stop bitching and start organizing for November 2020. Volunteer. Get out the vote.
Posted by Lex 2019-09-28 11:59||   2019-09-28 11:59|| Front Page Top

#15 See SLANDER for civil lawsuit

oral defamation, in which someone tells one or more persons an untruth about another which untruth will harm the reputation of the person defamed.
Posted by Skidmark 2019-09-28 13:15||   2019-09-28 13:15|| Front Page Top

#16 ...that is true Skid, except SCOTUS who somehow found 'wording' in the 14th Amendment to give women and gays (and whatever) 'equal' standing before the laws says that there are Private and Public persons and that Public persons are not entitled to equal protection. Further, they seem to find that if the legacy infotainment enterprises mention their names they magically become public persons.
Posted by Procopius2k 2019-09-28 15:21||   2019-09-28 15:21|| Front Page Top

#17 Some of the House Pubs have made a move to censure Schiff. I doubt this will go anywhere.
Posted by JohnQC 2019-09-28 15:30||   2019-09-28 15:30|| Front Page Top

#18 it would take some pretty soft logic to construe my opinion as a direct threat.

Enough about TW.
Jettison is a bad word.
Jetsons is not.
Posted by Skidmark 2019-09-28 15:45||   2019-09-28 15:45|| Front Page Top

#19 #17 Some of the House Pubs have made a move to censure Schiff. I doubt this will go anywhere.

True, but it tarnishes Pencilneck
Posted by Frank G 2019-09-28 17:13||   2019-09-28 17:13|| Front Page Top

#20 I wonder if employees of the Federal government can be sued for damages under The Federal Tort Claims Act?
Posted by JohnQC 2019-09-28 23:55||   2019-09-28 23:55|| Front Page Top

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