Schiff Gets Crushed for ‘Making up Quotes’ About Trump Controversy — Claims It’s ‘Parody’

House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is claiming that his opening remarks during Thursday’s House Intelligence hearing with acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire were meant to be “part in parody,” as he’s being called out for them.

The hearing is surrounding a whistleblower report on President Donald Trump’s previous call with the Ukrainian president.

The White House released the transcript of the phone call between the two leaders after increased impeachment pressure by House Democrats and the House speaker’s launch of a formal impeachment inquiry. The whistleblower’s complaint was also released to the public on Thursday ahead of the hearing.

Schiff offered a “more dramatic” version of the president’s words during his opening statement at Thursday’s hearing. In part, Schiff suggested:

“In essence, what the President Trump communicates is this: 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. You know what I mean? I hear what you want. I have a favor I want from you through. 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?”

“And don’t call me again,” Schiff added. “I’ll call you when you’ve done what I asked.”

In the unredacted transcript of the July 25 phone call between Trump and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, it, in part, reads that Trump said:

“There’s a lot of talk about Biden’s son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great. Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution so if you can look into it … It sounds horrible to me.”

Ukraine’s president also said on Wednesday during a meeting with Trump “that nobody pushed me” to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden (D).

Schiff was quickly called out for his remarks.

“Adam Schiff lied for TWO years about a phony Russia collusion hoax. He promised evidence that didn’t exist,” Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said, adding, “The American people won’t fall for his lies about [Donald Trump] today either!”

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) slammed Schiff for his “disturbing and outrageous … improvised fake dialogue between President Trump and President Zelenskyy.:

“We should focus on the facts,” Stefanik added.

Schiff was also labeled as “desperate” for “making up quotes and attributing them to” the president, as Fox News contributor Jason Chaffetz tweeted.

Check out the reactions below:

Schiff tried to backtrack, as he suggested that his opening comments were meant to be “at least part in parody.”

“The fact that that’s not clear is a separate problem in it of itself,” he said.

Check out the video below:

As IJR previously reported, Schiff claimed on Wednesday that the transcript of Trump’s call is “a class mafia-like shakedown of a foreign leader.”

Maguire is expected to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday following the House’s hearing.


  1. Schiff is a proven liar and is hostile to President Trump. He has proved his judgement it bad and he has illegally released classified materials. Why is he chair for House Intelligence. Why is he not forced to resign? Why is he not censured? Is it because he is a Democrat?

  2. Egregious, blatant lies directly to the American people. He must be censured by the House Ethics Committee, expelled from Congress for disorderly behavior. Come on feckless Congress, enough!

  3. Adam Shift needs to be recalled and removed from ant committee he is on when will people wake up to what the democrats are doing

  4. Bull shiff and all of the demonrat party are PURE EVIL. They have no respect for anyone or anything. They lie always to get what they want and are willing to sell this country down the river in order to grab power. They are the most hateful and lying group of animals on the face of the Earth and they ARE animals.

  5. If it was a parody, you say so after you finish NOT when you are called out for it.

    1. True. He could have told the audience he was adding to the transcript as he thought it should read. He was a rat at the Cavanaugh hearings and got away with it. Now he feels bullet proof and is criminally reckless.

  6. Hey Schiffless ….
    Want some parody?
    When was the last time that you enticed someone as a pedophile?
    When was the last time, that you went to church and yelled “Next,” to an alter boy?
    Better yet?
    When was the last time, that you were on your knees in an alley and swallowed?
    Now that is parody. (funny too)

    1. Not to mention it’s true & what about the $7.8 million dollar bribe Schifty took.

  7. A parody by crazy eyes! When he goes on a rant his eyes are scary. Isn’t there supposed to something comedic about a parody? He thinks this absurd waste of time is funny somehow ? After an hour of the Democrats and their drama I turned it off.

  8. Shifty Schiff, is a jerk, him and Maxine Waters both need to retire, has he ever held a job? The only things that come out of his mouth is Horse Pucky

  9. With Schiff being a member of the Donkey Party and lacking anything resembling intelligence, I doubt he knows which end to wipe. Surely he has hired servants to pick out his clothes and dress him.

    Schiff proves: #Socialists-R-Idiots.

  10. I think this guy Schiff is an embarrassment to our country! I agree with Bob, Ron, William & Joey ?%!
    If ANYONE should be impeached it’s Schiffhead!

  11. He’s a lying, cheating, corrupt Democrat. What else would you expect? Believe nothing that democrats say. They are continuing the ‘Democrat Inquisition’. I call him Bull Schiff.

  12. Shiffhole, just like ALL demonrats/communists, is a liar, back stabber, hater and anti-American. They do not care about the USA. They only care about their power and they want it all. If the party did not lie or have criminals, it would not survive. They are no different from the KGB or Gestapo. They are vicious and extremely violent and there is nothing they will not do to to tear this country down.

  13. Parody? Blatant lies. And from a man that has claimed for years he had proof of Russian collusion, but was never called by Mueller nor did he release the information.

  14. Schiffhole lied then—-lied today—will lie tomorrow. Guess what? He is an untrustworthy, low life scrotum!

  15. “Parody” my ASS! He accomplished exactly what he set out to do—to get those “parodies” out into the ignorant media where most of his audience don’t read or follow too closely. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. What he did show is the depth to which his total lack of morals was willing to stoop…little wonder he represents BURBANK…the ‘Shit Hole’ of the San Fernando Valley…he is the same moron who for 2.5 years of the Mueller investigation said he “Had evidence that would impeach the President” he lied and fabricated…does he mean like the bull shit he made up in his opening statement? Have these hearings turned into a Fu*king Parody? How degrading to his chairmanship and to the rest of his colleagues…it did not become obvious to the viewers until he was nearly finished that he was adding tongue and cheek crap to his statement…What a POS!

  16. if you don’t have anything just make it up. because the liberal left will believe anything that we tell them.

  17. I think that Representative Schiff is a steaming, lying pile of shiff. he looks like a character out of Southpark.

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