Donald Trump threw verbal rocks at the ranking member of the House Intelligence committee this morning. His early morning tweet was an insult to Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) with sharp edges. It seems though, Schiff can throw back some of his own Twitter zingers.
The president started off his morning as usual, tweeting:
‘Little Adam Schiff, who is desperate to run for higher office, is one of the biggest liars and leakers in Washington, right up there with Comey, Warner, Brennan and Clapper! Adam leaves closed committee hearings to illegally leak confidential information. Must be stopped!’
Schiff decided to throw back a jab of his own:
‘Mr. President, I see you’ve had a busy morning of “Executive Time.” Instead of tweeting false smears, the American people would appreciate it if you turned off the TV and helped solve the funding crisis, protected Dreamers or…really anything else.’
The Nunes memo, which House Intelligence committee chair, Devin Nunes (R-CA) wrote, was supposed to give the president all the ammunition he needed to fire one of his own people. If Trump fired Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, then he could put in place another person.
Rosenstein hired special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Attorney General Jeff Sessions had to recuse himself, because of his link to the Trump campaign and some of the Russians.
With Rosenstein gone, Trump’s replacement would be free to severely limit Mueller’s investigation or even fire him.
Schiff’s tough tweet showed Donald Trump that he is no pushover, and he can play hardball with the best of them.
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