One of today’s tweets from President Trump:
Shifty Adam Schiff will only release doctored transcripts. We haven’t even seen the documents and are restricted from (get this) having a lawyer. Republicans should put out their own transcripts! Schiff must testify as to why he MADE UP a statement from me, and read it to all!
Does Mr. Trump have actual evidence that the transcripts which have been released are doctored?
If so, this is huge. Huge on steroids, in fact.
If Trump does not have such evidence, but his tweet forces schiff to release the entire, verbatim transcripts – and there are any edits or leave-outs? It is just as huge.
If, however, schiff can release the entire transcripts, and convincingly demonstrate that they are complete and unedited? It makes President Trump look like…
…well, what I have called him since 2015: the world’s richest barroom loudmouth – and, in the past couple of years, the world’s most powerful barroom loudmouth (both would fit).
What standing would that put him in with the public? Not very high.
And that is before we get to the political hay every opponent of his would make of this claim if it is unfounded.
I hope for his sake that he’s got the goods.