Dana Bash, an anchor for CNN, went after Adam Schiff, a January 6th Committee member and Congressman, as part of an interview this past Sunday morning in which she asked him directly why the committee had not interviewed publicly any witnesses who just may “challenge” the narrative they seem to be trying to cultivate.
Bash spoke to Schiff about the currently happening committee hearings during the segment of “State of the Union,” prodding him quite a few times, to no apparent success, to reveal the evidence that he stated that they had against former President Donald Trump that stated he had been involved in any plans to upset the 2020 presidential election results.
Dana Bash grills Rep. Adam Schiff over not calling witnesses who "challenge" the Democrat narrative in #January6thHearings: "Is that intentional because you don’t want to deviate from the story line that you’re trying to present to the public?" pic.twitter.com/eTHADQdGwq
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Bash asked Schiff about what may come next if the proposed evidence should actually go public, asking, “Have you seen evidence that the Justice Department has already opened an investigation into the former president?”
Schiff stated that nothing in the public record seemed to indicate that the Justice Department had started to shift into that direction. “I have not seen, for example, grand juries convene in places they would be convened,” he said.
“You’ve been critical of the Justice Department for moving slowly. If you’ve done so much work, why not help them out?” Bash went on, asking why the January 6th Committee refused to pass anything they found out directly to those at the DOJ.
“Well, you know, we certainly will help them. We want them to particularize what they’re asking for and it’s our intention when we conclude the investigation to make public our findings in great detail,” Schiff shot back. “But, you know, we have a job to do as well. We’re doing that. And we’re doing this consistent with how the — our branch of government has operated and executive branch has operated.”
Bash continued her verbal assault, going on to issue questions about the witnesses whose testimonies had already been made available to the public, and asking whether the various committee members were just attempting to avoid any witnesses that could “challenge” the carefully cultivated desired public narrative.
“Why aren’t you calling witnesses in a public way who might challenge the committee?” she questioned. “Is that intentional because you don’t want to deviate from the story line that you’re trying to present to the public and, of course, potentially to the Justice Department?”
“No. I mean, we are interviewing, frankly, anyone that has relevant evidence,” Schiff quickly replied. “We’re putting that relevant evidence before the public and we’re doing it in a way that is the most cohesive and that we can get across the salient points to the public.”