Adam Schiff is the new snake-charming Pinocchio of American politics. He is the iconic avatar of the lying, self-serving politician mesmerized by his own bug-eyed quest to somehow undo the 2016 election.
Add a dash of self-delusion to the snake charmer with the Pinocchio nose for a more complete understanding of his bug-eyed public demeanor. For example, even after his Russian collusion ship hit the rocks and Robert Mueller’s nothing-burger performance before two congressional committees, Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff doubled down on his accusations. He had, he insisted, irrefutable evidence.
Like his intelligence, he may have been hiding all that evidence under a rock, because he has never disclosed it. What he has pulled out from under the rock was a primed and prepped whistle-blower. Like a horrible actor trying to channel Hamlet, the whistle-blower talked to a bunch of his buddies and decided that there was something rotten in President Trump’s dealings with a fellow world leader.
The whistle-blower was a sleeper cell in the White House. He reached out to the President’s political enemies on Schiff’s staff. “Never heard of the guy until he wrote up his whistle-blower complaint,” claimed Schiff.
When the news came out that the whistle-blower was actually a former co-worker of not one but two people on Schiff’s staff, Schiff tried to soften his lie by admitting that the contact was only with his staff, not with him. In any case, that contact involved technical legal guidance on how to word the complaint.
Then there was the astonishing coincidence of the change in the complaint form. The prior version basically said, “If this report is not based on your firsthand experience, we can’t do anything.” The revised version (just in time for the instant complaint) erased that caveat so that the complainant could submit a secondhand report.
Then Schiff’s Pinocchio nose probably itched somewhat when another lying witness, Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch stated under oath that she never colluded with Schiff’s staff before the hearings. A Fox investigative reporter uncovered emails between Ambassador Yovanovitch and Schiff staffers that directly contradict her testimony.
Fortunately for Marie, she’s a Trump-hating Democrat. She probably won’t be charged with perjury. The worst fate she can expect is to be slapped on the wrist for using her personal email address as a State Department employee to conduct official business outside normal channels. Since former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did that times about 15,000, don’t expect anything bad to result from Ambassador Yovanovitch’s evasive lie.
So, as the Congressional prevaricators-in-chief roll down the downhill road of writing articles of impeachment, the truth will be on display in the Senate. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham is already becoming an obstacle to the Democrats’ impossible job of convincing the public that President Trump committed an impeachable offense. Senator Graham wants a public testimony from the whistleblower, or the articles of impeachment are dead on arrival.
Uh, no, says Schiff. The guy is protected. We don’t need his testimony, because, you know, we found more stuff, or something.
Then there’s the snake thing. As Schiff bobs and weaves when truth rains down, that snake is the hooded cobra of normal Americans. He and his cohorts will become snake bitten by normal American voters next year. Those voters know all about lying liars who coach others to tell lies that, even if true, amount to “So what? This guy has done more for us in three years than you bogged-down dolts and your guy Obama did in eight years.”