At the impeachment trial, Republican Senators Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham submitted a question for the House managers that was a hypothetical about President Obama, Mitt Romney, and his son. Schiff answered with his own hypotheticals:
Schiff presents hypothetical scenario to senators: Obama asks Russian prime minister to announce investigation into opponent Mitt Romney in return for aid.
— ABC News (@ABC) January 29, 2020
Jay Sekulow from Trump’s defense team then swept all “hypotheticals” aside when he showed why the Democrats’ accusations are nothing more than projection writ large:
If you're talking about foreign-solicited dirt to start sham investigations into your political rivals look no further than…the DEMOCRATS and Obama's FBI!
And it's not a hypothetical! pic.twitter.com/EGukzBhRpz
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) January 29, 2020
Sekulow dismantling Schiff's parody "hypothetical"… pic.twitter.com/SgoapEsOie
— M3thods (@M2Madness) January 29, 2020
Oh, it’s on! But the Dems in the room are no doubt too blinded by partisanship to see the irony in their accusations.
This was excellent!
— Brenda ✝️🇺🇸⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@CBiggerPic) January 29, 2020
— Brookielicious (@brookeangela22) January 29, 2020
The Senate is expected to continue submitting questions for both sides until much later this evening.
Update: The White House added its two cents:
Adam Schiff raised a hypothetical: It would be wrong for the FBI or Department of Justice to start investigating someone's political opponent or a rival campaign.
But that's exactly what happened in 2016 . . . pic.twitter.com/8tve5wmucV
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 29, 2020