Adam Schiff, a known liar and crooked congressman, wrote a lie-filled op-ed for NBC News about former President Donald Trump entitled “Trump left behind a road map for aspiring autocrats. We intend to destroy it.”
Schiff is known for lying about the Russian Collusion Hoax, claiming on multiple occasions to have seen evidence proving Donald Trump had colluded with Russia, but admitting behind closed doors that no such evidence existed. He is continuing that narrative in this article.
At first, it appears that Schiff is finally admitting he was wrong about Russian collusion, but later in the article he tries to push the claim once again.
“Not long into former President Donald Trump’s tenure in office, it became increasingly apparent that the greatest threat to our democracy came not from a Kremlin intent on subverting our elections but from within, from an executive willing to use his power maximally, without regard for other institutions or the norms of office long associated with the presidency,” Schiff began.
Clearly, that is a blatant lie. For the first two years of his presidency, Trump was barely able to get anything done, because he was tied up with the Russia hoax, and because the Republicans in charge of Congress were doing nothing, as usual.
Later in the article, Adam Schiff tries to claim that Trump used the office of the presidency to enrich himself, despite the fact that Trump actually lost money while he was in office. He also makes the blatantly false claim that Trump used the Justice Department to go after his enemies, which was actually something that former President Obama did, and Joe Biden is doing currently.
“For decades, we assumed these norms were inviolate, that presidents couldn’t use their office to enrich themselves, use the Justice Department to go after their enemies, use federal employees and federal properties as campaign workforces and assets or ignore and belittle the powers of Congress,” Schiff wrote.
Then, predictably, the crooked congressman went back to his only claim to fame: pushing the false notion that Trump sought foreign help to win the election. He also tried to tie the so-called insurrection to Trump, even though the former president was nowhere near the Capitol when it was breached, and he even told people to calm down and go home.
“The potent remedy the founders provided for a corrupt chief executive has proven ineffective — even for a president who sought illicit foreign help in his election and fomented an insurrection against his own government — in the face of one party’s determination to maintain power at all costs,” Schiff wrote.
Hilariously, Adam Schiff concluded his op-ed by trying to claim that Trump “left behind” a “road map” for an “aspiring autocrat.” This is blatantly absurd. Even in situations where most leaders would turn to a more “autocrat” approach, Trump didn’t. During violent riots that destroyed thousands of businesses and killed dozens of people, the former president still did not send in the feds or the military. Even when Democrat-run states were violating the civil liberties of their citizens with authoritarian COVID restrictions, he didn’t use the power of the federal government to step in. The claim that he was some sort of autocrat is just ridiculous, but Schiff doesn’t care.
“Donald Trump is no longer president, but the road map he left behind for any unscrupulous, aspiring autocrat is apparent to all. That is why it is up to us to act, to restore the guardrails he purposefully tore down and to put in place reforms so that our democracy is never again placed in such peril,” he concluded.