Is Rep. Adam Schiff, known by former President Trump as ‘Shifty Schiff,’ engaging in shenanigans?
The California Democrat has denied reports of a conflict between the staff of the Jan. 6 House committee and key panel member Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), according to the Washington Times.
Schiff suggested that a Washington Post report claiming that Jan 6. committee vice chair Liz Cheney is having trouble getting along with committee staff is not true.
“No. I mean, at least I certainly hope not,” Schiff told CNN’s “State of the Union” when speaking on the story’s accuracy. “I would like to see a report be as broad and inclusive as possible. We are discussing as a committee among the members, what belongs in the body of the report, what belongs in the appendices of the report, what is beyond the scope of our investigation. And we’ll reach those decisions in a collaborative manner.”
Questions on this alleged feud came up after the Washington Post reported that it met with fifteen former and current Jan. 6 committee staffers who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Many from the group apparently accused Cheney of wanting to “focus almost entirely on Trump,” while “excluding reams of other investigative work.”
They further alleged that the Wyoming representative is more focused on bolstering her political career than she is doing what they view as morally right.
“We all came from prestigious jobs, dropping what we were doing because we were told this would be an important fact-finding investigation that would inform the public,” one former committee staffer reportedly commented. “But when [the committee] became a Cheney 2024 campaign, many of us became discouraged.”
The committee has put on a series of prime-time hearings about the protests at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 and the alleged role of former President Trump.
“I’ve never viewed it that way, and I think her role on the committee has been indispensable,” Schiff insisted.
In other related news, former Trump White House aide Kellyanne Conway met with the Jan. 6th committee in person Monday. It appears to be unknown whether or not the appearance was made voluntarily.
Kellyanne Conway was seen this morning entering a meeting with the House Select Committee investigating Jan. 6. pic.twitter.com/JsXHo5RPcL
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) November 28, 2022