In a tweet published Thursday afternoon, the president took aim at Schiff, dubbing the House Intelligence chairman as “liddle’ Adam Schiff” and blasting him for “unsuccessfully” working for “years” to “hurt” him and the Republicans over the past three years.
Trump also blasted Schiff for saying that the whistleblower’s allegations that he pressured Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden in a July phone call were “credible,” labeling it a “Democrat scam.”
“Liddle’ Adam Schiff, who has worked unsuccessfully for 3 years to hurt the Republican Party and President, has just said that the Whistleblower, even though he or she only had second hand information, ‘is credible.’ How can that be with zero info and a known bias. Democrat Scam!”
Liddle’ Adam Schiff, who has worked unsuccessfully for 3 years to hurt the Republican Party and President, has just said that the Whistleblower, even though he or she only had second hand information, “is credible.” How can that be with zero info and a known bias. Democrat Scam!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 26, 2019
The tweet came the same day as the House Intelligence Committee’s hearing with Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire.
As IJR previously reported, Schiff came under fire for his “more dramatic” version of the conversation between Trump and Zelenskyy during his opening remarks at the hearing.
Schiff backtracked later on in the hearing after being called out and said his version of the call was meant to be “part in parody.”
Trump had released the unredacted transcript of his phone conversation with Zelenskyy the day before the hearing.