(Tea Party PAC) – Give. Me. A. Break.
Does someone become a liberal because they have absolutely no conception of what a double-standard looks like, or is that just what happens when you become a liberal?
Either way, these people are shameless.
And none more so than Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), who actually told the Senate that it would be wrong for a president to ask the DOJ to investigate a political rival.
With a straight face.
Literally right before defending former President Barack Obama for doing exactly the same thing when candidate Trump was running!
The remark came during the first two days of questions and answers from Senators in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.
Schiff was responding to a question from Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) posing the hypothetical question as to whether Obama would have had the authority to investigate suspected corruption by a son of Mitt Romney when Romney and Obama were running against each other in 2012.
Schiff dismissed the hypothetical, going on to argue that a president should not be asking the DOJ to investigate a rival.
As Breitbart reported last week, Schiff wrote for the Washington Post in April of 2019:
Counterintelligence investigations differ from criminal investigations in their means, scope and ultimate disposition. Their goal is not successful prosecutions, but to identify and mitigate threats to national security. If a foreign power possessed compromising information on a U.S. government official in a position of influence, that is a counterintelligence risk. If a foreign power possessed leverage, or the perception of it, over the president, that is a counterintelligence nightmare.
When Trump attorney Jay Sekulow noted that Trump had been subject to exactly the kind of investigation that the Obama administration had initiated under Operation Crossfire Hurricane.
Schiff is on the record backing up this investigation.
What did I say?
Nothing but double-standards from these folks, and they don’t even seem to try to hide it!