With his credibility deteriorating by the minute, Rep. Adam Schiff told reporters this weekend that it was “absolute nonsense” for White House Counsel Pat Cipollone to suggest that there had been intense coordination between Schiff’s office and the “whistleblower” who kicked off this whole impeachment witch hunt. With Republicans eager to expose the whistleblower and put him on the witness stand, Schiff doubled-down on one of his most absurd contentions: That he doesn’t even know who the whistleblower is.
“It’s nonsense,” Schiff said. “I don’t even know who the whistleblower is. The whistleblower came to our committee, and the President’s counsel was purposely ambiguous about this and said, ‘Well he got some kind of advice.’ Well the advice that he or she, the whistleblower, got was, ‘You should talk to a lawyer and you should talk to the Inspector General.’
“What they also don’t want to tell you is that’s the practice for Democrats, for Republicans, in the House, in the Senate,” he continued. “When a whistleblower contacts the committee and they have every right to, they have every right to talk to our staff, it is encouraged that they do […] He was or she was properly encouraged to go to the Inspector General and that’s evidently what they did. The real issue is – they want to punish this whistleblower. Now, they said, well why did Adam Schiff want to call the whistleblower and then not want to call the whistleblower? And they wanted to try to imply some malevolent motive behind this.”
Schiff argued that after witnesses like Bill Taylor and Gordon Sondland testified, there was no further need to call Eric Ciaramella to the stand. Oops, we mean the unknown, unidentified whistleblower who could be male, female, or perhaps even non-binary.
Then, Schiff suggested that identifying the whistleblower would likely condemn him to death, because there’s really no limit to how hyperbolic this idiot can get when he really revs up.
“But we also didn’t have the whistleblower’s life threatened by the President of the United States, suggesting that the whistleblower is a traitor or a spy,” Schiff said. “We used to have a way of dealing with traitors and spies. So, yes when we were able to find all these other witnesses, and protect the anonymity of the whistleblower, and make our case without relying on the whistleblower with second hand information, whose life has been put in jeopardy by the President and his allies.”
And yet, Ciaramella’s name is available to anyone who cares to know it…and somehow he remains alive!
But, you know, that’s just another in a long list of pesky facts that Democrats have become experts in ignoring.