Schiff at Center of Impeachment Trial

Headline Roundup January 24th, 2020

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), chair of the House Intelligence Committee and lead impeachment manager in President Donald Trump's Senate trial, has become a centerpiece of the deliberations with impassioned arguments for why the president should be removed from office.

Many left-rated outlets and voices have framed Schiff's role in the trial as indispensable, praising his perceived articulacy and supposedly damning presentation of the case against Trump. Many right-rated outlets and sources have instead focused coverage on apparent holes in Schiff's remarks, and have criticized he, the left and the media for purported hyper-partisanship.

Schiff at Center of Impeachment Trial

From the Right
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OPINION

Jonathan Adler wonders whom Adam Schiff thinks his audience is. The answer is simple: the media.

The same people who spent years passing along every falsehood and selective leak the California congressman gave them to fuel the Russia-collusion hysteria, and the same people who still accept his allegations — knowing his long history of fabrications — without much skepticism, spent yesterday pretending that Schiff was a modern-day Cicero.

All of it was about believable as Schiff’s contention that he is pursuing impeachment to defend the Constitution. But we expect partisans...

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From the Left
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Republican senators overwhelmingly know, whether they admit it publicly or not, that President Donald Trump is guilty of the charges against him, Rep. Adam Schiff argued in his closing remarks to finish the third day of the Senate’s impeachment trial.

But does the president really need to be removed? After all, the 2020 election is around the corner.

In what’s being hailed as a defining moment of this historic trial, the lead House prosecutor went on to outline the damning case for why yes, Trump should be removed, as his...

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From the Center
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The lawmaker walking U.S. senators methodically through the case for removing President Donald Trump from office is also becoming Exhibit A in efforts by the president’s allies to defend him.

Over the first three days of Trump’s impeachment trial, the head of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, has led a team of Democratic lawmakers serving as prosecutors as they lay out their evidence that Trump abused his power by pressuring Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, a leading 2020 Democratic presidential contender....

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