Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” Thursday that Democratic California Rep. Adam Schiff is a “pathological liar” who is less believable than the Steele dossier.
The dossier cited is the discredited document compiled by former MI6 agent Christopher Steele that alleges an abundance of wrongdoing by President Donald Trump and his 2016 election campaign team.
Gingrich was commenting on Schiff’s fabricated President Donald Trump conversation that he performed during the Senate impeachment trial Thursday. This time, impeachment manager Schiff imagined Trump speaking with Russian President Vladimir Putin, promising Putin that he will stop sending aid to Ukraine if Putin sent intelligence on Burisma, the corrupt Ukrainian natural gas firm where Hunter Biden sat on the board of directors. (RELATED: White House Lawyer: Schiff ‘Untruthful On Whistleblower And Russian Collusion)
Schiff had previously fabricated a conversation between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that was based on the transcript of a July 25, 2019 telephone call between the two leaders — but Schiff’s version bore little semblance to the actual exchange.
Gingrich said Schiff has lost his grip on reality.
“I think it also incumbent on Schiff, personally, he is a deranged human being. This is about Schiff. Schiff is a guy who is a pathological liar. He seems to have no ability to distinguish between the truth and falsehood. He lied for two and a half years about the Russian collusion. It all disintegrated. He looked like a fool. He learned nothing. He came back in lied again and again. Here we are at the end of the cycle, he goes back, and the guy is still lying again. I think somehow, people have to decide that Adam Schiff is a compulsive, uncontrollable liar …” said Gingrich.
The former Speaker suggested “a healthy House [of Representatives] would strip him of the intelligence committee. How can you expect the president and the CIA and others to share secrets with a person who is this profoundly, publicly dishonest?” (RELATED: Schiff Continues To Push Russia Collusion Hoax, Says Mueller Report Did Not Exonerate Trump)
Gingrich said it is highly likely that Trump will be acquitted in his Senate trial and so it is now up to the Democratic leadership to decide whether “they want to work with this president for the rest of the year … Or do they want to continue this kind of unending hostility?”
He suggested the country “very tired” of the chronic hostility in Washington and “really doesn’t want to see more bickering. The burden is going to be on the Democrats, having done everything they could for three years to destroy President Trump, and having failed: do they continue for the next eight or 10 months to try and investigate, attack, smear, whatever? Or, do they say, let’s get a couple of things done before the election, to prove that we are a party that can be positive?”