It’s no secret that any American caught lying to U.S. Congress faces the possibility of a stiff prison sentence, but the one exception to that rule is that if you’re actually a sitting member of Congress, then lying to your colleagues is apparently just fine and sometimes even rewarded.
Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) pointed out that Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) would be in jail if he wasn’t a member of Congress after claiming in a recent CNN interview — with zero evidence — that the damaging emails released from Hunter Biden’s laptop were nothing more than a Russian disinformation campaign.
“If you lie to Congress, you can go to jail for a long time. On the other hand, liars who are actually in Congress like Schiff instead get rewarded with increased power and title,” Zeldin said.
According to Breitbart, Zeldin reacted via Twitter to Schiff’s own line of actual disinformation concerning the explosive Biden email story that broke last week.
If you lie to Congress, you can go to jail for a long time. On the other hand, liars who are actually in Congress like Schiff instead get rewarded with increased power and title. https://t.co/Nsy9oIFTrF
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) October 19, 2020
Schiff echoed former Vice President Joe Biden’s extremely limited response to the issue in his interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Sunday, calling the bombshell emails a “smear campaign” and insisting that the entire thing originated from the Kremlin.
“We know that this whole smear on Joe Biden comes from the Kremlin, that’s been clear for well over a year now that they’ve been pushing this false narrative about this vice president and his son,” Schiff said, while failing to provide any evidence for his assertion.
As Fox News reported, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe made crystal clear on Sunday that not a single U.S. intelligence agency was aware of a single shred of evidence backing Schiff’s claim, telling Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo that the intelligence community “doesn’t believe that because there is no intelligence that supports that.”
Even worse, while much of the mainstream media refuses to report on what would otherwise be the story of the decade if it involved one of President Donald Trump’s children, they’re seemingly more than happy to report Schiff’s baseless claims that it’s nothing more than a Kremlin hit job and should be written off as such.
To many Americans, Schiff’s false cry of Kremlin interference is nothing more than further proof that Democrats and their mainstream media shield are working overtime to prevent Joe Biden’s presidential campaign from falling apart like a wet paper bag.