During an interview on Sunday, Rep. Adam Schiff repeated his allegations regarding President Trump’s call to the President of Ukraine. Schiff originally made the statement last Thursday but retracted the next day stating it was only a parody.
But on Friday night, Mr. Schiff tweeted the allegations again, saying the “whistleblower told us” Mr. Trump ordered up “manufactured dirt” during the phone call. Such an explosive allegation is not in the whistleblower’s nine-page complaint he sent to Congress on Aug. 12 that spurred Democrats to open an impeachment inquiry. Neither is Mr. Trump quoted in the official transcript as making such a remark in the July phone.
On ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday, Mr. Schiff repeated the charge.