Last week, the conservative nonprofit Tea Party Patriots Action group filed an ethics complaint over the controversial “Ukrainian” prank call that duped Rep. Adam Schiff. The complaint claims that Schiff “used and abused his position” in order to “seek damaging and negative information about President Trump.”
The callers, who were actually Russian comedians, claimed they had “nude pics of Trump” with Russian models which were being used as “blackmail” by the Russians.
Now, another complaint has just been filed, this one by Jon Hollis, who is challenging Schiff for his House seat.
Hollis just filed the ethics complaint against Schiff for the 2017 call.
You can listen to audio of the prank call below:
A prank call by Russian deejays fished in Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., but a Republican challenging him for his House seat doesn’t think the call, in which Schiff expressed eagerness to get “compromising material” on President Trump, is a laughing matter.
Jon Hollis, who is running for the Los Angeles-area seat held by Schiff since 2001, has filed an ethics complaint against his opponent based on the 2017 call, in which a phony Ukrainian politician claimed to have graphic photos of the then newly-inaugurated President Trump.
“This letter serves as an official complaint to the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) regarding Rep. Adam Schiff’s illegal collusion with foreign entities and misuse of taxpayer resources for opposition research on political enemies,” one complaint, dated Aug. 28 and filed by Jon Hollis, a Republican challenger for the seat in California’s 28th Congressional District, stated. “The evidence supporting Adam’s Schiff’s violations of the law is compelling and irrefutable.”
The filing primarily points to that wincing 2017 call that continues to haunt.
At the time, Schiff assumed he was talking with Ukrainian politician Andriy Parubiy, who solicited potentially damaging information and compromising pictures of Trump from his visit to Russia for the Miss Universe pageant four years earlier.
Schiff stressed in the call that he would “be in touch with the FBI” to make arrangements with regard to accessing the supposedly explicit materials and cautioned the voice on the other end not to divulge anything he would not want “our Russian friends” to hear, warning that they were likely listening.
However, in reality, the then-ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee was conversing with someone far from the political powers of Kiev. Instead, he was being pranked by two Russian comedians — Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexey Stolyarov. Schiff became chairman of the committee this year. [Fox News]
Meanwhile, there’s more bad news for disgraced Adam Schiff.
House Republicans are expected to force a vote to censure Adam Schiff for the stunt he pulled during the (fake) impeachment inquiry, where he read phony transcript of a call between President Trump and Ukraine’s president.
House Republicans are ramping up their efforts to formally rebuke House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) as they look to combat the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into President Trump.
Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), the chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, revised his censure resolution to include language blasting the California Democrat for his comments on the committee’s interactions with a whistleblower whose complaint sparked the impeachment inquiry, alleging Schiff purposely misled the public. [The Hill]
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