Treason: Jan. 6 committee admits it doctored a Republican text message in Democrat Rep. Schiff’s presentation

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WASHINGTON, DC- Anyone who isn’t a committed leftist knows that the so-called “Select” committee on the January 6 “insurrection” is nothing but Democrat political theater.

All one has to do is look at all the far-left hacks (along with two RINOs) on the committee and it’s pretty clear that this is the modern version of the Salem witch trials. This is a “verdict” in search of a “trial,” with everyone on this committee having already made up their minds.

This is not an “investigation,” but rather a Spanish Inquisition, Democrat style.

In a committee full of sleazeballs, nobody is sleazier than bug-eyed Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), who takes the term Trump Derangement Syndrome to unhealthy (for him) levels.

His latest stunt (in a long line of them) was to doctor a text message which was to be used by the committee to lay contempt of congress charges on former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, Breitbart reports.

As first reported by The Federalist’s Sean Davis Wednesday, Schiff is accused of manipulating  a text message ostensibly written, according to Schiff, by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH).

Schiff removed the full context of the text message and added punctuation to it, completely changing the context of the message to fit his agenda.

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As summarized by Breitbart:

One message, which Schiff attributed to a Republican lawmaker, was doctored to read: On January 6, 2021, Vice President Mike Pence, as President of the Senate, should call out all electoral votes that he believes are unconstitutional as no electoral votes at all.”

But the original message came from former Department of Defense Inspector General Joseph Schmitz, who had drafted and summarized legal arguments that Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) forwarded to Meadows. And Schiff left out the full exchange, which read (emphasis added):

On January 6, 2021, Vice President Mike Pence, as President of the Senate, should call out all the electoral votes that he believes are unconstitutional as no electoral votes at all—in accordance with guidance from founding father Alexander Hamilton and judicial precedence.

‘No legislative act,’ wrote Alexander Hamilton in Federalist No. 78, ‘contrary to the Constitution, can be valid.’ The court in Hubbard v. Lowe reinforced this truth: ‘that an unconstitutional statute is not a law at all is a proposition no longer open to discussion.’ 226 F. 135, 137 (SDNY 1915), appeal dismissed, 242 U.S. 654 (1916).

Following this rationale, an unconstitutionally appointed elector, like an unconstitutionally enacted statute, is no elector at all.

Schiff omitted the portions in bold, above, which referred to a legal basis for rejecting electors. As Davis reported:

In his statement and on-screen graphic, Schiff erased the final two paragraphs and the final clause of the first paragraph of the text message before inserting punctuation that was never there, all without disclosing what he was doing. The graphic displayed by Schiff, which was doctored to look like an exact screenshot, was similarly doctored, as it contained content that was never in the original message and eliminated content that was.

Schiff has repeatedly faked evidence in investigations. In 2019, at the opening hearing of the House Intelligence Committee investigation into President Trump, he faked a conversation between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

The Federalist reported Wednesday that the January 6 committee was forced to admit manipulating the text:

In a statement provided to The Federalist via email, a Democrat spokesman for the Jan. 6 committee confessed that the committee doctored the text message.

“The Select Committee on Monday created and provided Representative Schiff a graphic to use during the business meeting quoting from a text message from ‘a lawmaker’ to Mr. Meadows,” the spokesman wrote. “The graphic read, ‘On January 6, 2021, Vice President Mike Pence, as President of the Senate, should call out all electoral votes that he believes are unconstitutional as no electoral votes at all.”

“In the graphic, the period at the end of that sentence was added inadvertently,” the spokesman admitted. “The Select Committee is responsible for and regrets the error.”

 

There was no explanation as to why Schiff cut out the last phrase in the first message, nor why it was falsely attributed to a “Republican lawmaker” (Jordan).

As expected, the politburo, er committee voted to hold Meadows in contempt, and like good little nodding doggies in the window, Congressional Democrats likewise voted to do so, a vote which went primarily along party lines.

The move to hold Meadows in contempt came even as he claimed executive privilege over the documents and correspondence requested, as well as his testimony.

On Wednesday, Attorney Alan Dershowitz, a liberal defense lawyer, said Meadows shouldn’t have been held in contempt until those claims had been adjudicated by a federal courts, where they currently reside.

Mollie Hemingway of The Federalist spoke to Fox News’ Laura Ingraham about the incident:

 

Schiff has indeed become a parody of himself.

In the incident involving the Ukrainian president, Schiff faked a conversation between former President Trump and Zelensky during the opening hearing of the House Intelligence Committee investigation into the then-president. When he was caught lying, Schiff tried to portray his statement as “parody.”

After the House voted to impeach Trump, Schiff again lied about a Trump quote while making arguments for the impeachment case to the Senate, repeating the same comment he had already admitted to being “parody.”  

Schiff of course isn’t the only fraud on the “select” committee. During Trump’s second impeachment trial, Rep. Jamie (Hair Plugs) Raskin also faked evidence against the former president, citing the oft-debunked Charlottesville “very fine people” line.

Rep. Jim Jordan recently tore into Schiff, per The Hill:

 

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WASHINGTON, DC – An old Washington war of words reignited this week when House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) criticized former Director of National Intelligence Rick Grenell’s leadership. Grenell fired back, accusing Rep. Schiff of “regularly leaking classified information.”

The renewed battle began Thursday when Rep. Schiff attacked Rick Grenell claiming he politicized national intelligence. While praising President Biden’s new Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines, Rep. Schiff blasted the previous administration:

“The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, probably the most devastated of all of the agencies by terrible leadership of people like Rick Grenell and John Ratcliffe.

“(They) politicized it, made it a partisan place, and bent products of the workplace to the president’s will rather than speak truth to power.”

Grenell, who served as Acting Director of National Intelligence for the final year of the Trump administration, fired back at Rep. Schiff, claiming Rep. Schiff refused to work with his office, Grenell then threw a verbal grenade into the fight when he accused the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee of leaking classified information:

“Facts: Schiff wouldn’t return my call to coordinate on DNI reforms. The reforms were asked for by career officials for years. Schiff complained when I appointed the 1st female head of counterterrorism (a career person).

“Schiff & team regularly leaked classified information.”

The most recent battle between the two politicians, who have sparred previously over mishandling of classified intelligence information, caught the attention of former Deputy National Security Advisor K.T. McFarland. During an interview with Fox Business on Friday, McFarland said Grenell’s counterattack was on the mark:

“Normally, I don’t like to get in the middle of these spats. I usually try to avoid them, but in this case, Rick Grenell has Adam Schiff dead, he just has him dead in the water.”

McFarland pointed to Rep. Schiff’s championing of the Trump/Russian collusion story as evidence of his mishandling of intelligence:

“(Adam Schiff) for three years, he got hearings behind closed doors, classified hearings where they said time and again there was nothing to the Russian Collusion story, there was no collusion. President Trump had nothing to do with the Russians. There was never anything to the Mike Flynn thing.”

McFarland said that Rep. Schiff knew the Russian collusion story was not supported by facts, yet he released what he knew was a lie:

“Day after day after day he got these briefings…He then went out to the press and he would say openly (and) baldly, ‘I just had an important intelligence briefing and I think Donald Trump has colluded with Putin.’ I think ‘Putin’s puppet’ were his words.

“So, not only was he leaking, he was lying about it. I think Grenell had a point here.”

McFarland went on to say the Schiff’s actions caused the government to focus on the discredited Russian conspiracy theory rather than the real concern, which she said should have been “China, China, China.”

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The battle between Rep. Schiff and Grenell has been raging since April 2020 when Rep. Schiff sent a letter to Grenell expressing concern that he was making organizational and personnel changes at the Office of National Intelligence without input or authorization from Congress. Rep. Schiff accused Grenell of altering the messaging of intelligence to meet the expectations of President Trump. In the letter, Schiff wrote:

“The effort appears to be proceeding despite the Coronavirus pandemic and amid indications, exemplified by a March 10 briefing to members of Congress, of political interference in the production and dissemination of intelligence.

“These developments call into question both your commitment to ensuring that the Intelligence Community’s work on behalf of our nation is not inappropriately influenced by political considerations.”

Grenell turned the table on the argument by accusing Rep. Schiff of politicizing intelligence for his own purposes. Grenell blasted Rep. Schiff for releasing the letter to the press:

“His letter was sent to the press before it was sent to me. These press leaks politicizing the intelligence community must stop.”

Rep. Schiff is no stranger to accusations of leaking classified intelligence. In February, in another heated exchange of words, he and then-President Donald Trump went back and forth.

During the presidential primaries, Trump accused Rep. Schiff of leaking intelligence that Russia sought to interfere with the Democratic primary to aid the Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) campaign. When asked about Russian interference by reporters, Trump responded:

“Nobody said it to me at all. They ought to investigate Adam Schiff for leaking that intelligence.”

 

Trump followed up the comment with a tweet (which he copied to Facebook) later in the day, a medium the former president often used to get messages to people:

“Somebody please tell incompetent (thanks for my high poll numbers) & corrupt politician Adam ‘Shifty’ Schiff to stop leaking classified information or, even worse, made-up information, to the Fake News Media. Someday he will be caught, & that will be a very unpleasant experience!”

Rep. Schiff denied the allegation, and then accused Trump of failing to stop Russian interference:

“Mr. President, I didn’t say that. But if you wish to quote me, quote this: ‘The only thing Americans despise more than foreign actors trying to affect the vote is a president unwilling to do anything to stop it.’ Americans decide American elections.”

The reaction to Rep. Schiff’s response on Twitter, if the issue was not so serious, seemed to be summed up by one user called “Amy”:

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