The Trump impeachment inquiry, led by the House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, was launched in part on the basis of a whistleblower’s claim that Trump tried to push Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky into probing the US president’s political rival Joe Biden by withholding nearly $400 million in US military aid.
Republican US Congressman Lee Zeldin, cited by Fox News, suggested that Schiff treats Americans like “idiots” in the Trump impeachment inquiry, similar to how House Democrats acted during efforts to prove allegations of Trump-Russia collusion.
“The people who are pushing for impeachment have been pushing for impeachment since Donald Trump was elected – since he was getting sworn into office […] Adam Schiff really does think that many Americans are idiots […] If you remember March 22nd, 2017, he goes on another network, and he says that he has more than circumstantial evidence that President Trump colluded with the Russians. This is evidence that he hasn’t yet produced, [that] I haven’t seen, [former Special Counsel Robert] Mueller couldn’t find […] He made up what he called a parody version of the [July 25] call transcript, but he only said that after he got called out”, Zeldin stressed, cited by Fox News.
Zeldin also accused Schiff of failing to respond to allegations that his congressional team met in private with the whistleblower whose complaint kicked off the impeachment inquiry.
“It turns out that…