Adam Schiff does not know what he is doing. Looking as lost as jerry Nadler, Schiff bumbled out of his committee hearing with IG Michael Atkinson with nothing to show for it.
The Democrats cannot seem to get out of their own way and that is very good for the Trump administration.
Look, all administrations deal with Congressional harassment (oversight) that is political. When the other side can make life miserable for their opponents, they tend to do so.
It usually comes down to what they can we get away with, and believe me the Democrats have some power here. Much would be for show but they do have some.
Look at it this way, either they are totally incompetent or Pelosi is terrified of internal polls she sees that show Trump as way more popular than the media polls.
It’s probably a little bit of both and in that way, they are losing the election a year before it happens – Americans like strength, we like winners, it may not politically correct but it is in our DNA.
There is nothing more fatal to a politician than the stench of weakness and with guys like Schiff and Nadler running the show the Dems will have a hard time ridding themselves of that smell.
From The Hill:
The intelligence community’s inspector general declined to share details of a whistleblower complaint that is said to involve a discussion between President Trump and a foreign leader, a member of the House Intelligence Committee told The Hill on Thursday.
Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) told The Hill that Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for the intelligence community, did not talk about the contents of the whistleblower complaint during a private session with lawmakers that has lasted more than three hours.
Atkinson was “very careful” about what he said, Stewart added.
Trump ripped the report tweeting:
“Another Fake News story out there – It never ends! Virtually anytime I speak on the phone to a foreign leader, I understand that there may be many people listening from various U.S. agencies, not to mention those from the other country itself. No problem!”
Remember, CNN’s own Phil Mudd ripped the intel officer saying Trump has enormous powers and he should not be treated that way by some rank and file official.