Unless you spent the weekend under a rock, you’ve heard by now that Donald Trump lashed out at incoming House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff by idiotically referring to him as “Adam Schitt.” This prompted Schiff to fire back by making light of Trump’s insistence that he wrote the answers to Robert Mueller’s questions himself. Now that Trump is in new trouble, Schiff is taking aim at him accordingly.
Donald Trump released a shameful and treasonous statement siding with the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, who murdered American journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Adam Schiff fired back in this manner: “To say “maybe he did and maybe he didn’t,” or that we are incapable of finding out the truth, or that knowing the truth our silence can be bought with arms sales, undermines the Presidency, credibility of our intelligence professionals, and our role as a champion of human rights.”
Then came the news that back in April, Donald Trump tried to have Hillary Clinton and James Comey prosecuted on false charges. Schiff fired back again: “To those who have said that Trump is committed to the rule of law, and that he would never seek to turn his personal or political animus into criminal prosecution of his opponents: He is not. And he would. We must pass legislation to protect Mueller before it’s too late.”
The important part here is that, after having spent the past two years stuck as minority ranking member on the House Intel Committee, Adam Schiff is now just a few weeks from becoming majority Chairman. This means Schiff will have subpoena power and the ability to hold public hearings into every one of Donald Trump’s scandals. In other words, Schiff will soon be able to slam dunk Trump with far more than just words.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report