Schiff Comes On The View; All Is Well Until Morgan Ortagus rips Into Him About His Lack Of Credibility and Lies
A conservative guest host on The View told Rep. Adam Schiff, a California Democrat, that he helped spread “disinformation” by promoting British ex-spy Christopher Steele’s now-discredited dossier. Morgan Ortagus was previously the spokeswoman for former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, was not going to let Schiff slide during the up to then, soft interview and questions.
Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff tried to downplay his role in exciting the debunked Steele dossier while on The View Tuesday. While the enchanted liberal hosts threw softball after softball to the key promoter of the Russian collusion hoax, it took guest host and former State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus to call out the House Intelligence Committee chairman for spreading misinformation on television for years about the Trump campaign.
Schiff was clearly in a room full of fans, so he thought he was safe from scrutiny. Many applauded, cheered, and anti-Republican questions as the hosts plugged his new, 500+page book on Donald Trump’s impeachment and January 6. After facing softballs from Joy Behar about violent Republicans and selling President Biden’s infrastructure package from Sara Haines, Ortagus was the only one to ask the Democrat a tricky question that he wholeheartedly deserved.
Schiff lied for years about having evidence showing the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians in the 2016 election. That claim was found out to be a lie in 2020. This past week, the primary source for the Steele Dossier, connected to the Clinton campaign, was charged with lying to the FBI, so Ortagus confronted him about it:
“You defended, promoted — you even ran into the congressional record — the Steele dossier,” Ortagus said. “We know last that the FBI indicted the main source of the dossier for lying about most of the key claims in that dossier. Do you have any reflections on your role in promoting that to the American people?”
“Whoever lied to the FBI or lied to Christopher Steele should be prosecuted — and they are,” Schiff responded. “Unlike in the Trump administration, if they’re convicted, they should go to jail and not be pardoned. Donald Trump pardoned Roger Stone for lying; he pardoned Michael Flynn for lying — if people lie to the FBI, they should go to jail.”
What should be stated here is the lying that Schiff was talking about was over the fake Steele Dossier and supposed Russian Collusion; amazing how he conveniently left that part out.
“But you helped spread disinformation for years by promoting this,” Ortagus said, adding that people had “entrusted” him as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.
Schiff disagreed with that “premise.”
“It’s one thing to say allegations should be investigated, and they were,” he said. “It’s another to say that we should have foreseen in advance that some people were lying to Christopher Steele, which isn’t possible, of course, to do. But let’s not use that as a smokescreen to somehow shield Donald Trump’s guilt for inviting Russia to help him in the election, which they did, for trying to course Ukraine into helping him in the next election, which he did, and to inciting an insurrection, which he did.”
He added, “None of that is undercut — none of that serious misconduct is in any way diminished by the fact that people lied to Christopher Steele.”
“No, I think just your credibility is,” Ortagus replied.
What should have been said is Schiff stated for three years he had proof of Russian Collusion, claimed that the Steele Dossier was verified, all of which was nothing but a lie. Schiff did something far worse than lie to the FBI; he lied to the American people.
Although I would not waste my time watching The View, it is nice to see at least one person willing to ask the questions that are needed.
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