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January 6 Select Committee Admits To Doctoring Text Message Presented By Adam Schiff As Evidence

On January 6, the Capitol riot select committee admitted altering an earlier week evidence text that was presented by Adam Schiff.

It was allegedly an exchange between Mark Meadows, former chief of staff to the White House, and Jim Jordan (R.OH).

The original text of the text contained a summary in three paragraphs from a briefing given by Joseph Schmitz to Meadows. Jordan forwarded it.

Schiff described the text message from Jordan as being sent directly to him. The summary was reduced to one paragraph, which it itself was not, and then added a period to make the statement seem longer.

A graphic was even designed by the committee, complete with similarity to a chat icon logo. It makes it seem as though it were a single message.

“Not only did Schiff misrepresent the substance of the text message and its source, he even doctored original text messages,” writes Sean Davis of The Federalist, who obtained the original message in its entirety and revealed the ploy.

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Adam Schiff, Committee Alter Text Message

Adam Schiff, a representative from California (D-CA), read the text message at Monday’s hearing and displayed the graphic.

“I want to display just a few of the message[s] he received from people in Congress,” Schiff said, referring to Meadows. “The committee is not naming these lawmakers at this time as our investigation is ongoing. If we could cue the first graphic.”

Schiff’s bombshell text message, however, is missing significant portions of context and a basic understanding that the words themselves did not come from the lawmaker (Jordan) but were a summary of an argument from a lawyer hypothesizing about what Vice President Mike Pence could do.

The complete message was sent to Meadows. Note the one presented by Schiff’s brevity and insertion of punctuation to put a point on what they want people to focus on.

On January 6, 2021, Vice President Mike Pence, as President of the Senate, should call out all the electoral votes that he believes are unconstitutional as no electoral votes at all — in accordance with guidance from founding father Alexander Hamilton and judicial precedence.

‘No legislative act,’ wrote Alexander Hamilton in Federalist No. 78, ‘contrary to the Constitution, can be valid.’ The court in Hubbard v. Lowe reinforced this truth: ‘That an unconstitutional statute is not a law at all is a proposition no longer open to discussion.’ 226 F. 135, 137 (SDNY 1915), appeal dismissed, 242 U.S. 654 (1916).

This logic explains that an unconstitutionally elected elector is like an unconstitutionally adopted statute.

To aid in providing a better visual representation of what Schiff omitted, we took that message and inserted where the period had been added in the committee’s graphic, and outlined the missing context in red.

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The Committee Recites Altering the Message

Following Davis’ investigative report, The Federalist received an email from a Democrat spokesman for the January 6 committee in which they “confessed that the committee doctored the text message.”

“In the graphic, the period at the end of that sentence was added inadvertently,” the spokesman said according to the outlet. “The Select Committee is responsible for and regrets the error.”

Two key words there – ‘inadvertent’ and ‘error.’

None of the above words are applicable. They didn’t ‘inadvertently’ add a period. And dropping two-and-a-half paragraphs from the entire message wasn’t an ‘error.’

The committee spokesman was kind enough to provide the entire forwarded message, as they said, “in the interests of transparency.”

“Transparency.”

In an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, a conservative constitutional scholar, demanded that Schiff be charged ethically. Schiff has been accused of similar acts in the past.

“Enough is enough. It doesn’t matter how much we whine. He’s got the media playing out of his hand. This guy is unethical,” railed Levin.

“This guy does not deserve to be a member of the bar,” he added. “He’s worse than a slip-and-fall lawyer — he’s a slip-and-fall congressman.”

Former President Donald Trump issued a statement regarding Schiff and the committee’s actions.

“What a disgrace this sleazeball is. Shifty Adam Schiff is a disgrace to America,” Trump said. “What is going to be done about this?”

Most likely nothing. Since that’s what happened to Schiff for previously submitting altered evidence into the Congressional record.

In 2019, Schiff insinuated that he had fabricated statements and arranged a hearing alongside Joseph Maguire, acting Director of National Intelligence. He also lied about a call between President Trump and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zilensky.

ABC News’ anchor George Stephanopoulus even confronted Schiff over the incident shortly thereafter, playing the clip of the disgraceful display and stating, “That was you making up dialogue, putting it in the president’s mouth.”

California Democrat, however, defended himself by claiming he was only engaging in a parody.

Which defense will he use this time?

 

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