Rather than sticking to the facts or the actual information contained within the transcript between President Donald Trump and Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky released by the White House Wednesday, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff decided instead during a congressional hearing Thursday to just blatantly make stuff up.
In his opening statements before questioning Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire, Schiff made up an entire dialogue between Trump and Zelensky, ignoring what was actually contained within the transcript or the whistleblower’s complaint.
“We’ve been very good to your country. Very good,” Schiff said, paraphrasing what he believes to be Trump’s conversation with Zelensky. “No other country has done as much as we have. But you know what? I don’t see much reciprocity here. I hear what you want. I have a favor I want from you, though. And I’m going to say this only seven times so you better listen good.”
“I want you to make up dirt on my political opponent, understand? Lots of it,” he continued.
“On this and on that. I’m gonna put you in touch with people and not just any people,” Schiff went on. “I’m going to put you with the attorney general of the United States, my attorney general Bill Barr. He’s got the whole weight of the American law enforcement behind him. And I’m gonna put you in touch with Rudy, you’re gonna love him, trust me.
“You know what I’m asking, so I’m only going to say this a few more times, in a few more ways. And by the way don’t call me again. I’ll call you when you’ve done what I’ve asked,” Schiff concluded his fabricated conversation.
Except that nowhere in the actual transcript did Trump tell Zelensky that he “[didn’t] see much reciprocity” from Ukraine, nor did Trump ask the Ukrainian president to “make up dirt” on former Vice President Joe Biden.
But then, this is Adam Schiff we’re talking about – the same Adam Schiff who claimed to have personally seen proof that Donald Trump colluded with Russia to rig the 2016 election. So dealing in facts isn’t exactly his strong suit.
RELATED: Watch the complete testimony HERE.