House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff told reporters Wednesday, that the transcripts of President Donald Trump’s conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky prove that there was a shake-down of Ukraine.
He compared Trump to a mafia boss and said Trump’s conversation asking Zelensky to look into former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden’s, business dealings with Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings was a underhanded ‘quid pro quo.’
Even though Trump never asked Zelensky for a favor, Schiff, who has been known for his incendiary allegations against the president, lauded the whistleblower. Schiff even questioned if the transcript was real, questioning the integrity of the transcript and if any portion was left out of it.
Zelensky has not made a comment on Schiff’s allegations and it is not expected that he will agree with Schiff.
Once again, Schiff is boxing himself in and I predict his statements will backfire on him.
What Schiff should do instead is to call for an open investigation on Joe Biden and the use of his office to ‘shake-down’ the government of Ukraine in order to get them to fire a prosecutor who was investigating an affair that the Biden’s disliked.
Here is the video of Joe Biden describing it in his own words: