Gowdy blasts Schiff for manufacturing info instead of using Trump's real transcript
Former Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) blasts Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) on his appearance on Fox News' "Sunday Morning Futures" hosted by Maria Bartiromo. He is livid at Schiff for manufacturing his information instead of using President Donald Trump's real transcript.
In a report by Fact Check org, the article highlights how Schiff gave his own spin on the memo, stating it was "the essence of what the president communicates". In that same Sept. 26 House hearing, Schiff stated that the summary was "meant to be at least part in parody." The article also highlighted the parody:
It reads like a classic organized crime shakedown. Shorn of its rambling character and in not so many words, this is the essence of what the president communicates. We’ve been very good to your country, very good. No other country has done as much as we have. But you know what? I don’t see much reciprocity here. I hear what you want. I have a favor I want from you though. And I’m going to say this only seven times so you better listen good. I want you to make up dirt on my political opponent, understand. Lots of it. On this and on that. I’m going to put you in touch with people, not just any people, I am going to put you in touch with the attorney general of the United States, my Attorney General Bill Barr. He’s got the whole weight of the American law enforcement behind him. And I’m going to put you in touch with Rudy. You’re going to love him. Trust me. You know what I’m asking. And so I’m only going to say this a few more times. In a few more ways. And by the way, don’t call me again. I’ll call you when you’ve done what I asked.
This is in sum and character what the president was trying to communicate with the president of Ukraine. It would be funny if it wasn’t such a graphic betrayal of the president’s oath of office. But as it does represent a real betrayal, there’s nothing the president says here that is in America’s interest after all.
It turns out that part of Schiff's parody was his own interpretation of the"essence" of the call. Gowdy was then questioned as to what he'd advise the legal team, to which he answered
“I would begin to ask questions of Schiff. And I would kind of connect the process with the substance. I would go line by line through that parody. Adam Schiff had a chance to read the actual transcript, the actual evidence. He opted instead to create, to manufacture a parody. I would go line by line through that parody and ask Adam Schiff, why did you say that? You have the actual transcript of the call. Why was that not good enough for you, Adam? Why did you have to make up [out of] whole cloth?”
Rep. Mark Meadows, (R-NC) appeared as part of the president's legal team, receiving Gowdy's advise and also explaining parts of their strategy to Bartiromo. Meadows stated how this is all politics, has nothing to do with witnesses or any other as Schiff continues to imply. It is about a political allegation , trying to impugn the president's reputation. Gowdy praises the legal team, especially Jerry Nadler's strategy. He commends them as a solid legal team and advised them to ask about the parody, line by line.