President Trump stunned MSNBC reporter Hallie Jackson with a devastating response to a question about Adam Schiff.
“What do you want to learn from Adam Schiff?” the reporter asked an almost incredulous Trump.
President Trump didn’t miss a beat (he’s quick on his feet like that) and hit Adam hard.
“I learn nothing from Adam Schiff. I think he’s a maniac. I think Adam Schiff is a deranged human being. I think he grew up with a complex for lots of reasons that are obvious.
I think he’s a very sick man. And he lies. Adam Schiff made up my conversation with the president of Ukraine… This guy is sick.
He made up the conversation. He lied. If he didn’t do that in the halls of Congress he’d be thrown in a jail.”
From The Hill:
Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee released a lengthy memo Tuesday detailing their weeks of evidence-gathering as part of the impeachment inquiry, in which they claim President Trump abused the power of his office.
“The evidence is clear that President Trump used the power of his office to pressure Ukraine into announcing investigations into his political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden, and a debunked conspiracy theory that it was Ukraine, not Russia, that interfered in the 2016 election. These investigations were designed to benefit his 2020 presidential reelection campaign,” three House Democratic chairs said in a statement.
The report, which the Intelligence panel is poised to transmit to the House Judiciary Committee, lays out details that Democrats hope will boost their case as they seek to argue Trump is unfit for office. They are primarily, if not entirely, resting their case on the claims Trump used the most powerful office in the world to press Ukraine to open to investigations that would benefit him politically.
In particular, Democrats allege that Trump sought to use the possibility of a White House meeting and nearly $400 million in U.S. aid as leverage to get Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to publicly commit to opening probes into unfounded claims of interference in the 2016 election and his 2020 rival former Vice President Joe Biden, whose son sat on the board of a Ukrainian energy company.