Gowdy Mocks Schiff for Getting the ‘Maximum Sentence’ From the WaPo Amid Ukraine Controversy

Joshua Roberts/Reuters

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) got slapped with “Four Pinocchios” by The Washington Post — and former Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) has a few words to say about it.

Schiff came into the spotlight surrounding a whistleblower’s complaint about the president’s previous phone call with the Ukrainian president after a report by The New York Times revealed that he received an “early account” of the call, as IJR previously reported. He had “learned about the outlines” of the “concerns” prior to the report being filed, the Times reported.

The complaint was publicly released last week after the House speaker announced a formal impeachment inquiry into the president.

The Post, however, tore apart Schiff’s previous “false claim” that his committee didn’t have contact with the whistleblower prior to the report being filed.

Schiff previously said during a segment on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on September 17: “We have not spoken directly with the whistleblower. We would like to.”

“He earned Four Pinocchios for being disingenuous in his remarks to reporters to obscure his firsthand knowledge of what took place,” the Post wrote. They later conclude:

“But Schiff on ‘Morning Joe’ clearly made a statement that was false. He now says he was answering the wrong question, but if that was the case, he should have quickly corrected the record. He compounded his falsehood by telling reporters a few days later that if not for the IG’s office, the committee would not have known about the complaint. That again suggested there had been no prior communication.

The explanation that Schiff was not sure it was the same whistleblower especially strains credulity.”

During Friday’s Fox News interview, Gowdy responded to the Post’s fact-check, “I think he got four [Pinocchios] only because you can’t get five.”

Gowdy continued, “He got the maximum sentence you could get from the Washington Post fact-checker — and don’t you know how hard that was for the Washington Post to give Adam Schiff four Pinocchios?”

Watch Gowdy’s interview below:

According to Fox News, sources told the outlet on Friday that the whistleblower of the report surrounding the Ukraine controversy did not disclose contact with the Intel Committee with the intelligence committee inspector general.

What do you think?

82 pledges
Upvote Downvote


newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Kris Miller

What a coincidence that a second whistleblower comes forward. Anyone else see a pattern here. The moment the first whistleblower starts to unravel a second whistleblower seems to always pop up.


Well, let me see here!!!!!!! Shifty Schiffy lied about the whistleblower, and now another on has come forward, so says the lawyer of theirs!!! But in my eyes, isn’t that leaking information, that is not to be put out there for the public to hear?????? If this is the fact of what is going on, then why was Snowden raked over the coals when he blew the whistle on the NSA for spying on the AMERICAN PEOPLE????? He can never come home and he still has not found a place to live, without the demos chasing him down!!!!!!! Talk about… Read more »

Tom Bodine

And Pelosi said he didn’t make anything up proving she is as bad as him or just drunk.

Lee Jenkins

Schiff looks like he just swallowed the entire flesh popsicle.

william jackson

Schiffhole—pencil neck twerp! And a criminal. And a lying D-RAT. Still think all this is a smokescreen for the Epstein scandal—-that’s what the D-RATs, retardlicans, MSM, FBI, CIA & deep state wants to see us take our eye off of.


democrats are serial liers!

Bob Cottam

Dumb Schiff!


And then there’s the “Parody”. He should be censured at the very least by the House but nope…..only if you’re a Repo do you get that.





House Democrats Subpoena White House for Documents in Trump Impeachment Probe

State Department Has Responded to Congressional Request for Documents: Pompeo