After impeachment failed, COVID took our mind off of Adam Schiff’s dishonesty. Thanks to Schiff’s op-ed, published by USA Today, we’re reminded that Schiff is still a world-class liar. Liar might be too harsh a word, though. It’s entirely possible that Schiff actually thinks that he’s telling the truth.

That would make him delusional or psychotic, not dishonest. That would mean that he needs to be put in a padded room, not a prison cell. That’s certainly a possibility. But I digress. Let’s examine the depths of Schiff’s potential psychosis.

The opening paragraph is fairly mundane, stating “Last week, we witnessed the reemergence of John Bolton, the president’s former national security adviser, and the release of his book. In it, Bolton describes his personal experiences with Donald Trump and his great alarm at Trump’s incompetence, his dangerous subordination of our national security to his own personal interests, and his fundamental indecency.”

Schiff’s psychosis isn’t exposed until the second and third paragraphs:

In short, Bolton is telling Americans what we already know. That the president is exactly what he appears to be: petty, self-serving, ignorant and utterly supplicant to autocrats in China, Turkey, North Korea and Russia.

We proved during the impeachment trial that Trump withheld hundreds of millions in military aid to Ukraine to coerce that country into announcing a sham investigation of his political rival. Bolton confirms our case and provides additional evidence of that flagrant abuse of power by providing a firsthand account of how Trump confirmed this illicit quid pro quo during a conversation they had. Moreover, Bolton also corroborates the testimony of Gordon Sondland, the former U.S. ambassador to the European Union who testified that “everyone was in the loop.” Indeed they were, including the secretary of State, the Defense secretary and Attorney General Bill Barr.

Saying that President Trump is “utterly supplicant” to China is beyond delusional. It’s totally unhinged with reality. Saying that President Trump is utterly supplicant to Russia is psychotic, too. President Trump sent Javelin anti-tank missiles to Ukraine, something that the Obama-Biden administration never did. If sending anti-tank missiles to Ukraine makes Trump utterly supplicant, does that make the Obama-Biden administration traitors or, at minimum, Russian assets? Remember this?

That’s what being utterly supplicant to Russia looks like. Sending anti-tank missiles to Ukraine, Russia’s neighbor, isn’t being supplicant, utterly or otherwise. That being said, Schiff was is lying when he said that Democrats “proved during the impeachment trial that Trump withheld hundreds of millions in military aid to Ukraine to coerce that country into announcing a sham investigation of his political rival.”

What was proven was that military aid was delayed until the Trump administration figured out whether the Zelenskiy administration was corrupt. The minute the Trump administration knew that President Zelenskiy could be trusted, the military aid was released. Mike Taylor proved that in this cross-examination of Gordon Sondland, the US Ambassador to the EU:

KABOOM!!! Sondland’s testimony during Michael Turner’s cross-examination is proof that the Democrats didn’t prove that military aid wasn’t withheld from Ukraine to coerce Ukraine “into announcing a shame investigation” into Joe Biden. That’s irrefutable proof that didn’t happen. That’s the opposite of what Schiff said.

The rest of Schiff’s op-ed consists of Schiff quoting discredited Bolton quotes. While I won’t state that Schiff and Bolton are world-class liars, I wouldn’t hesitate in saying that Schiff is discredited Ambassador Joe Wilson’s equal in terms of lying. (The old joke about Wilson was ‘How can you tell Wilson is lying? A: If his lips are moving.’ That fits Mr. Schiff perfectly.)

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