Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff’s spent an awful lot of time on his high horse lately, but for what it’s worth, GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz doesn’t think Schiff has any business up there. Yesterday, he posted an audio clip of Schiff discussing “compromising material” on Donald Trump with two Ukrainian government officials — who were, in reality, a pair of Kremlin-associated Russian radio hosts:
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) September 29, 2019
More from Fox News:
“So, you have recordings of both [Russian journalist Ksenia] Sobchak and [Russian model and singer Olga] Buzova where they’re discussing the compromising material on Mr. Trump?” Schiff asked the callers posing as [Andriy Parubiy, the former speaker of Ukraine’s parliament].
“Absolutely,” one of the pranksters responded.
“Well obviously we would welcome a chance to get copies of those recordings,” Schiff said later in the call after he and the fake “Parubiy” go on to discuss more details of the bogus allegations.
Hmmm. Not really the best look for Schiff, but he usually doesn’t look all that great anyway.
While Schiff does not appear to question the veracity of the prank callers’ assumed identity on the January 2018 call, his office said they did not simply take the pranksters at their word.
“Before agreeing to take the call, and immediately following it, the committee informed appropriate law enforcement and security personnel of the conversation, and of our belief that it was probably bogus,” a Schiff spokesman told The Atlantic.
Do you believe Schiff’s team?
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