A Democrat knows that Obama spied on President Trump during the campaign, but thinks that the American people are “too stupid” to understand a confidential memo that proves it.
“(T)he American people unfortunately don’t have the underlying materials and therefore they can’t see how distorted and misleading this document is,” Rep. Adam Schiff, a Californian and the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, told CNN host Ana Cabrera, according to Grabien.
He said this after being asked by Cabrera about why he refuses to allow the American people to view the memo and “make the decision for themselves about whether it’s useful information or not.”
“The Republicans are not saying, ‘make the underlying materials available to the public,’” Schiff added. “They just want to make this spin available to the public.”
Al Perrotta, the managing editor of The Stream, noted that this argument “shows a mistrust of the American people to recognize whether something is ‘spin’ or not.”
Agreed. As a grown 36-year-old man, I believe I possess enough wisdom to discern fact from fiction. Furthermore, I suspect that the only one really spewing “spin” is Schiff. Statements like this are why Trump called him “Sleazy Adam Schiff” in a tweet back in July.
Perrotta further highlighted the alarming response the memo has triggered among those House Republicans who were afforded an opportunity to read it last week.
While some Americans may be too stupid, too lazy, or too apathetic to even care about the implications of a President spying on a candidate, most of us are well aware of the crimes committed, and frankly, we won’t stand for it.