Schiff Caught In Another Lie As Key Piece Of Evidence In Impeachment Falls Apart
Earlier this week Democrats released phone records claiming that Rudy Giuliani had been in contact with the United States Office of Management and Budget. That is the office that held the $400 million to Ukraine earlier this year. However, it appears that that is untrue.
“House Democrats earlier this week released records asserting that Rudy Giuliani was in contact with a phone number associated with the White House budget office, where $400 million in aid to Ukraine was temporarily put on hold this summer,” The Wall Street Journal reported. “That assertion, however, is now in doubt. The previously undisclosed phone number cited by the House Intelligence Committee in its impeachment inquiry report, which The Wall Street Journal has identified, isn’t directly linked to the Office of Management and Budget. It could instead reflect phone calls from other parts of the White House, according to people familiar with the matter.”
An unnamed Democrat part of the Intelligence Committee told RealClearPolitics that they are not sure if the phone number provided by Chairman Adam Schiff is accurate: We don’t definitively know who the call was to because the White House has ignored our subpoena.”
So naturally, they just made it up.
🚨Breaking: Uh oh…Now Schiff’s committee doesn’t know if he had the wrong number…was it OMB that Rudy called or wasn’t it? They can’t say. https://t.co/i7gsHLXqEU
— Susan Crabtree (@susancrabtree) December 5, 2019
An investigation by the Wall Street Journal noted that OMB did not speak with Giuliani and that the White House call logs do not match up with what the Democrats claimed.
Schiff claimed that Giuliani had a 12-minute phone call on 8/8/2019 with the OMB, that would have come a week after Giuliani supposedly met with a Ukrainian official.
The Wall Street Journal added that “The Intelligence Committee’s report set off media speculation that Mr. Giuliani was coordinating with the budget office about frozen aid to Ukraine, though the report didn’t specifically allege any discussion of aid by the president’s lawyer.”
We now know thanks to the Journal that is not true the phone calls are wrong.
This is exactly what Trump said according to the call transcript:
“The other thing, there’s a lot of talk about Biden’s son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great,” Trump told Zelensky. “Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution so if you can look into it… It sounds horrible to me.”
Despite claims from multiple Democrat witnesses, there was no quid pro quo.
Schiff has now got himself caught in a very big lie and possibly fabricating evidence? Which I’m pretty sure is a crime. It’s going to be a hell of a show when this gets to the Senate.