Old Shifty has a shovel and he’s digging that hole deeper and deeper…
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff hates President Donald Trump. There’s no secret about that. He made it known again on Friday during an interview with The New Yorker, stating that Trump “doesn’t give a shit about what’s good for our country.”
Schiff pointed to the testimony of David Holmes, counselor for political affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, who said that he was told that the president was detached from what happened in the European country, caring only about “big stuff,” such as a review of allegations of corruption against former Vice President Joe Biden and his beleaguered son, Hunter Biden.
“That says it all. The President doesn’t give a shit about what’s good for our country, what’s good for Ukraine. It’s all about what’s in it for him personally and for his reelection campaign,” Schiff said, “That is a perfect summary of this whole scheme.”
Last month, Holmes testified that Gordon Sondland, Ambassador to the European Union, took a phone call from President Trump in which the president asked Sondland if Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky would probe into the Bidens.
“I then heard President Trump ask, quote, ‘So he’s going to do the investigation?’” Holmes added, “Ambassador Sondland replied that ‘he’s going to do it’, adding that President Zelensky will, quote, ‘do anything you ask him to’.”
Holmes then conceded to lawmakers that he did not take notes of the conversation he eavesdropped on between the president and ambassador.
Democrats have cited the President Trump’s call with Sondland as evidence that implicates the president in a so-called “quid pro quo” scheme to exchange U.S. military aid to Ukraine for the investigations. The day prior to the Trump-Sondland call, the president asked Zelensky to probe into the Bidens, a suggestion that sparked a partisan CIA analyst to file a “whistleblower” complaint to the intelligence community inspector general. The complaint, based on second-hand information, then prompted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to launch a formal impeachment inquiry.
Of course Schiff’s comments come just after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the House is moving forward with the impeachment inquiry.
“The president’s actions have seriously violated the Constitution,” Pelosi said in her address to America, “Our democracy is at stake. The president leaves us no choice but to act.”