House Speaker Nancy Pelosi falsely claimed in an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff’s fabrication of the transcript between President Trump and Ukrainian President Zelensky was actually real.
Schiff, you’ll recall, improvised parts of the transcript he read during last week’s hearing with acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire.
The Ukraine Call Transcript was so damning that Adam Schiff had to completely rewrite it and make up quotes that weren’t in it.pic.twitter.com/bkB6RxLFjV
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) September 26, 2019
“I know you support Chairman Schiff, but was it right for him to have that dramatic interpretation of the president’s transcript of the phone call at the hearing last week?” Stephanopoulos asked.
“I want the American people to know what that phone call was about. I want them to hear, it. So yeah it’s fair,” Pelosi said Thursday on “Good Morning America.”
“It’s sad, but it’s using the president’s own words,” she added.
“But those weren’t the president’s words, it was an interpretation of the president’s words. They’re saying he made this up,” he replied.
“He did not make it up,” Pelosi insisted.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) October 3, 2019
Nancy Pelosi lying again!
She claims Liar Adam Schiff was
"using the president's own words. He did not make it up"
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) October 3, 2019
Okay what Twilight zone have I entered because this is 2x in one week where @GStephanopoulos called out a Democrat for lying. Here he asks Pelosi about Schiff lying about what’s said in the transcript and correcting her when she says it was Trump’s words. pic.twitter.com/8YrhRNCPJ6
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) October 3, 2019
After criticism, even Schiff acknowledged his reading of the transcript was a parody.
Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff (CA) admits that his blatant fabrication of quotes from Trump's Ukraine call was "wrong" after he got called out
Schiff claims it was a "parody"
Impeachment is a politically polarizing event and Schiff thinks it's just a big joke
Absolutely unreal pic.twitter.com/YqcQscCKYt
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) September 26, 2019
Author: Leah Barkoukis