Representative Schiff once again misrepresented evidence that Democrats have cited in their effort to impeach President Trump.
According to Politico, Rep. Schiff characterized texts between Rudy Giuliani and Les Parnas as a key part of what the Democrats are characterizing as a backchannel of blackmail and strong-arming the Ukrainian government.
Politico writes, “In one section of the letter, Schiff claims that Parnas ‘continued to try to arrange a meeting with President Zelensky,’ citing a specific text message exchange where Parnas tells Giuliani: ‘trying to get us mr Z.’ The remainder of the exchange — which was attached to Schiff’s letter — was redacted.”
Rep. Schiff had access to the unredacted version of this letter, which clearly shows that “mr Z” was a reference to Mykola Zlochevsky, the founder of Burisma, not President Zelensky.
The mainstream media will, of course, try to sell this as just a simple mistake of assumption, but with Rep. Schiff’s history of “parody” (which everyone else calls lying), it is hard to buy that this was done by mistake.
If it is an honest mistake, the American people should be asking how someone who bases evidence off of assumption is one of the impeachment managers advocating for a duly elected President to be removed from office.