Bill Maher, host of HBO’s often hyper-liberal “Real Time” show, does have his moments of lucidity.
In his latest show that aired Friday, Maher accused House Rep. Adam Schiff of ‘stalking’ President Trump, even though special counsel Robert Mueller said after a two-year investigation that there is no proof the president colluded with Russia during the 2016 elections, or obstructed justice after the allegations first emerged.
Schiff, a California Democrat who heads the House Intelligence Committee, has appeared endlessly on the liberal news networks decrying what he claims are numerous crimes committed by Trump and members of his campaign. Even after Mueller’s report all but cleared Trump, Schiff continues to push for more probes.
On stage with Maher, Schiff again asserted that Trump is “unfit for the presidency” because he knew “Russians were engaged in a systemic effort to interfere in our election.”
But Maher got going quickly, saying of the Muller report: “You think you guys relied too much on that?” as he compared the report to a fireworks rocket shot into the sky that doesn’t explode.
“Look, I do think that he laid out what we needed to see, which is that the Russians were engaged in a systemic effort to interfere in our election, that the Trump campaign welcomed it, embraced it, built it into their plan, made full use of it, lied about it, covered it up, and then obstructed the investigation into it,” Schiff said — despite the fact that the Mueller report did not come to those conclusions.
“But this was our big gun,” Maher said to Schiff. “Now it just looks like you’re stalking him. I think in the eyes of the people who don’t follow it that closely, which is most of the country, here’s the thing about Bob Mueller: he’s the last thing in America that left and right agreed on.
“Left and right basically agreed, this is a guy of honor, this is an honest guy, an honest broker, whatever he says goes. Americans are not into details,” Maher said, implying that Americans couldn’t comprehend such a complex document. ” ‘Don’t read it to me, Bob, just give me a thumb’s up or a thumb’s down.”
“The fact that he was like ehhh — If you couldn’t impeach before, how are you going to impeach after? Or should you?”
Schiff didn’t address the “stalking” comment, and didn’t explain how Congress could impeach the president after the Mueller report failed to find prosecutable evidence of collusion or obstruction. Instead, he went right into “impeachment.”
“I’m not there yet on impeachment. I may get there — he may get me there — but here’s the awful dilemma that we face: if we don’t impeach him, that sends a message that this kind of conduct – this obstruction of justice, this kind of willing use of the help of a foreign adversary, all the lies and cover-up — that this is non-impeachable,” Schiff said.
“At the same time, if we do impeach him and he is acquitted, as he would likely be acquitted, then the message is, those are not impeachable offenses.” Uh, yeah, that’s pretty much the two options there, Adam: Don’t impeach because there’s no evidence, or do impeach and he’s acquitted — again because, as Mueller himself said, there’s no evidence.
Poor Little Adam Schiff (as Trump calls him). He’s just beginning to realize that his 15 minutes of fame are almost up.
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