House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is apparently not taking President Trump"s rhetoric toward the anonymous whistleblower — whom he says he has the right to meet — lightly.
During a press conference Wednesday alongside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Schiff accused Trump of blatantly attempting to intimidate witnesses to his communications with Ukraine"s government, which sparked a congressional impeachment inquiry, and even inciting violence in his response to the matter. Schiff also promised to protect the identity of the whistleblower, who so far has only been identified as a CIA agent, arguing the person has the right to remain anonymous.
Pres. Trump suggesting those who come forward are "somehow treasonous and should be treated as traitors and spies" is "a blatant effort to intimidate witnesses," Rep. Adam Schiff tells @KyraPhillips.
"It"s an incitement to violence." https://t.co/YHPfl1KhWq pic.twitter.com/yKq3sZpSBE
— Evan McMurry (@evanmcmurry) October 2, 2019
While certainly not as harsh, Schiff"s comments are somewhat similar to those made by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), who also lashed out at Trump on Tuesday, arguing that he was using "mob language" and implying the whistleblower should be killed.Full article