Donald Trump Jr.’s lawyer has demanded that the House intelligence Committee initiate an investigation of its own members, chiefly ranking Democrat Adam Schiff, and two other California Democrats, whom he accused of “disseminating wildly inaccurate information in an attempt to discredit my client.” The information in question was allegedly obtained when Trump Jr. was interviewed by the Committee and then the information was deliberately and falsely leaked. Shades of Huckabee Sanders. New York Times:
Mr. Futerfas said that he and Mr. Trump had been informed before the interview that its contents “would be kept strictly confidential and not discussed publicly unless and until the full committee voted to release the transcript.”
But while the interview was underway and after it was completed, he said, accounts of what Mr. Trump had said in private began appearing in media reports.
Mr. Futerfas cited public appearances by the committee’s top Democrat, Representative Adam Schiff of California, as well as television interviews with Representatives Jackie Speier and Eric Swalwell, both California Democrats. Mr. Futerfas said the Democrats selectively presented details from the closed-door questioning of Mr. Trump “in an attempt to discredit my client.”
In addition, his letter charges that members of the House committee “began disseminating wildly inaccurate information” to reporters that formed the basis of an erroneous CNN report on an email that Mr. Trump and other members of the Trump campaign received in September 2016.
The Republicans have a unified government but they still can’t govern. They continue to push the narrative that they are the victims of a massive conspiracy perpetrated not only by the Democrats but by renegade members of their own party, and implemented by the leftist media. This is Trump’s favorite trope and it is not surprising that this new development has taken place, particularly since the subject matter is Trump Russia.
If it wasn’t clear before it should be clear now that the Republicans have no intention of letting the Mueller investigation proceed fully to its logical conclusion without making every single last ditch effort possible to discredit anyone and everyone that they can who is even tangentially involved with the investigation. This is about to get very ugly and we need to be prepared to meet them head on and fully Resist.