THE TRANSPARENT SCHIFF “STRATEGY”

Last week Adam Schiff and his Democrat cronies on the House Intelligence Committee presented a 10 page “rebuttal” to the so-called Nunes memo.

Apparently the idea was to infuse it with a lot of classified information, so when it had to go through the redaction process – the same process the Nunes memo went through – Schiff could whine that “you won’t put out our memo, what are you hiding”.

Here, pulled from an article at theconservativetreehouse.com, is a cover letter from FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein – neither of whom is ever going to be called a pro-Trump partisan – to White House counsel Dan McGahn, which was sent with the redacted version of Schiff’s letter:

As you can see, the letter specifies that there are areas which must be redacted for “the protection of intelligence sources and methods, ongoing investigations, and other similarly sensitive information”.

Again, this is not coming from some pro-Trump enclave, but from two men who have made it more than clear they are not Trump partisans.

And now – as predicable as the seasons – we have Schiff’s reaction – as excerpted from Brett Stephens’ article at thehill.com:

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Tuesday night that members of his party won’t revise their countermemo, despite requests from the White House to do so.

“We’re not going to make any revisions to it. The only question is what redactions will be made. And obviously we’d like to keep those to a minimum,” Schiff told reporters.

“The White House has a different interest. I think their interest is in redacting anything that doesn’t reflect well on the White House,” Schiff added. 

This is exactly the BS political gamesmanship that we would expect from Adam Schiff and his pals.  And the sad part is that it is going to be taken seriously by a some people…and the usual cadre of reliably partisan media acolytes.

I’d call this transparent dog and pony show shameful.  But that has meaning only for people with the capacity for shame.

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