Schiff Shifts to ‘Bribery’ Plotline as Public Impeachment Hearings Set to Start

The Democratic case for impeachment has been ridiculed and chastised from the very start, with many detractors implying that there is little hope for a conclusion that will satisfy the left side of the aisle.

The charges being outlined by the House Democrats have mutated and evolved out of a whistleblower complaint that itself was considered somewhat flimsy by the GOP to begin with.  That is because the information contained within the original complaint was second and third-hand information that was exploited by the anti-Trump factions within the Democratic Party to bait their hooks and go fishing for reasons to continue.

Now, as the entire nation grapples with whether or not President Trump has actually committed any impeachable offenses, House Intel Committee Chair Adam Schiff is adjusting his rhetoric to something a bit more dramatic than the rumors of the whistleblower’s hearsay.

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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., told Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep during an interview at the Capitol on Tuesday that he thinks there’s a clear argument to be made that Trump committed “bribery” and “high crimes and misdemeanors” — both explicitly outlined in the Constitution as impeachable offenses — when pressuring the Ukrainian government to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden’s son in exchange for long-promised military aid.

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“Bribery, first of all, as the founders understood bribery, it was not as we understand it in law today. It was much broader,” Schiff said. “It connoted the breach of the public trust in a way where you’re offering official acts for some personal or political reason, not in the nation’s interest.”

To prove bribery, Schiff said, you have to show that the president was “soliciting something of value,” which Schiff thinks multiple witnesses before his committee have testified to in private.

The “bribery” angle will be a difficult one to make stick during the circus of these coming public hearings, in which GOP leaders will be able to finally exert their own influence on the proceedings.

Simply put:  Schiff and his cronies are reaching, and could very well find themselves exposed in the coming days.

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