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Brian Stelter: Schiff Speaks For Americans, Nunes For ‘Fox Audience’

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CNN’s Brian Stelter said Wednesday that the impeachment hearings draw a clear line between Democratic California Rep. Adam Schiff and Republican California Rep. Devin Nunes, with Schiff speaking for America and Nunes only to Fox News viewers.

The host of “Reliable Sources” suggested in a Wednesday tweet that the “difference between Schiff and Nunes” can be detected in their opening statements. “Schiff is trying to speak to the entire country. Nunes is only speaking to the Trump base and the Fox [News] audience.”

CNN “Reliable Sources” host Brian Stelter talks to “CNN Newsroom” about Al-Baghdadi raid, Nov. 3, 2019. Twitter screenshot.

Stelter is a consistent critic of Fox News in general and the network’s late night host Sean Hannity in particular. His Sunday show “Reliable Sources” frequently assesses the alleged biases in Fox’s news coverage. During a recent episode, media reporter Oliver Darcy accused Fox News of producing news that is “poison.”

Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has the lead in pursuing the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump and opened the public hearings on Wednesday with a statement that Stelter believes was crafted for the benefit of all Americans.

Chairman Adam Schiff, Democrat of California, speaks during the first public hearings held by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence as part of the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump, with witnesses Ukrainian Ambassador William Taylor and Deputy Assistant Secretary George Kent testifying, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S., Nov.13, 2019. Saul Loeb/Pool via REUTERS

“Although we have learned a great deal about these events in the last several weeks, there are still missing pieces,” Schiff said. “The President has instructed the State Department and other agencies to ignore Congressional subpoenas for documents. He has instructed witnesses to defy subpoenas and refuse to appear. And he has suggested that those who do expose wrongdoing should be treated like traitors and spies.” 

In his opening statement as the ranking Republican on the intelligence committee, Nunes suggested the current impeachment frenzy is just a continuation on the Democrats attempt to remove Trump from the presidency through outrageous methods.

“We should forget about them reading fabrications of Trump-Russia collusion from the Steele dossier into the congressional record. We should also forget about them trying to obtain nude pictures of Trump from Russian pranksters who pretended to be Ukrainian officials,” Nunes said, adding that the House Democrats “are the last people on earth with the credibility” to impeach the president.

A version of this story appears on the Daily Caller website.

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7 Comments
  • Ima Trumper says:

    Adam Shitfy does not, I repeat does NOT speak for this American. He’s the last person I would believe. The dems are running a sham investigation. They don’t care about whether there is guilt or not. All they want is to make sure that Trump isn ‘t re elected in 2020. Fact is they are actually improving Trumps base.
    Trump 2020 KAG!

  • Barbara Moody says:

    I will NEVER allow Schiff to speak for me for any reason.I wouldn’t allow That bag of crap to take out my garbage. And Brian Stelter is Schiffs equal in my belief,both are from the bottom of the sewer.

  • Freedom fighter says:

    And Stelter speaks for Zucker.

  • George says:

    Stelter is a fool. He knows that Liar Schiff only speaks for the left wing of the party. His whole scan investigation is a search for something he might use for impeachment. He is not thinking about the American people. He is only focused on undermining Trump’s re-election campaign. AOC said on CNN on Wednesday that the whole scam is just for the hopes of causing people to vote for whoever the Democrat nominee might be. They are trying to undermine the re-election of Trump.

  • Elaine Leach says:

    Is any work being done in Washington at all right now????????

  • whisp says:

    Schiff does NOT speak for me and most of the people I know. He’s a joke and tool of George Soros- such a waste of time

  • FRED says:

    SCHIFFTY IS STILL TRYING TO GET PEOPLE TO ACCEPT HIS SNOW=JOB, WHILE NUNES IS MAKING US AWARE OF THE DEMOCRATS MISS LEADING ATTEMPT TO MEKE US BELEIVE THIS FANTASY CASE

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