There’s a report out tonight that suggests that Nancy Pelosi’s favorite Intel Chief Adam Schiff lied about a text from Lev Parnas, suggesting he was trying to get a meeting with Zelensky for Giuliani:
POLITICO – House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff appears to have mischaracterized a text message exchange between two players in the Ukraine saga, according to documents obtained by POLITICO — a possible error the GOP will likely criticize as another example of the Democrats’ rushed effort to impeach President Donald Trump.
The issue arose when Schiff (D-Calif.) sent a letter to House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) last week summarizing a trove of evidence from Lev Parnas, an indicted former associate of Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani. 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.
But an unredacted version of the exchange shows that several days later, Parnas sent Giuliani a word document that appears to show notes from an interview with Mykola Zlochevsky, the founder of Burisma, followed by a text message to Giuliani that states: “mr Z answers my brother.” That suggests Parnas was referring to Zlochevsky not Zelensky.
The word document contains a series of questions and answers, but doesn’t identify who is doing the asking or answering. Yet the questions center on the hiring practices at Burisma, while the responses include statements such as “we wanted to build Burisma as [an] international company” and “we also thought it would help in Ukraine to have strong international board figures,” which seems to point to Zlochevsky — not the Ukrainian president — as the respondent.
“Mischaracterized” is just a diplomatic way of saying Schiff lied about the identity of “Mr. Z“, which he clearly knew because he would have had the unredacted text messages.
I’d say I’m shocked about the whole thing, but Schiff has a long history of lying. His most notable recent lies are that he lied about meeting with the whistleblower and he lied about Trump’s phone call in one of his hearings. Now he’s lying again with these Parnas text messages. Let’s not forget the lies he told during the Mueller investigation where he claimed that there were no problems with the FISA applications.
What a lying putz.