Video: Dem congressman anxious to talk about anything but Hillary emails

posted at 6:31 pm on March 15, 2015 by Jazz Shaw

This is something of a refreshing change, though it would have been even more refreshing if it didn’t have to happen on Fox News. Whenever something crops up about a Republican there seems to be a violation of the laws of physics as reporters move at greater than light speed to ask every other member of the GOP – particularly candidates for high office – to comment on it or to condemn the subject of the story. When something scandalous crops up regarding a Democrat, the urgency to ask other members of the Donkey party to comment is, shall we say, rather subdued. This effect has been somewhat muted in the case of Hillary’s secret email server, where there have at least been a few Democrats speaking up in the face of obvious obstructionism, but largely they’ve been volunteering to do so. (And good for them.)

The situation changes a bit when one of the more reticent ones has the question put to them uninvited. This was the case, as noted by Ian Tuttle at National Review, when California Democrat Congressman Adam Schiff was challenged on the subject while sitting down on Fox this weekend.

Did Hillary Clinton sign a required State Department exit form (OF-109) mandating the surrender of all unclassified documents related to her work? And, if she did, does the revelation that she may have held back emails mean that she broke the law? Queried about the subject on Fox News Sunday, Democratic congressman Adam Schiff (Calif.), a member of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, was less than eager to talk about it.

“I don’t know if she signed it,” said Schiff. “I assume we’ll find out. I hope we find out about whether all prior secretaries have signed it. But let’s also talk about Benghazi.”

When host Chris Wallace pushed back against Schiff’s non-answer, a brief back-and-forth ensued: “She clearly didn’t live up to this pledge, you would agree?” asked Wallace.

“I don’t know what the terms of that require” — at which point Wallace volunteered to hand Schiff the document.

This just gets more an more uncomfortable (at least for Congressman Schiff) as it goes along. You’ll notice in the video how often Schiff is asked a direct question and his answers begin with “I don’t know” even if it’s just an inquiry about his own opinion. Offering to hand him documentation which he claims to be unaware of doesn’t change his lack of position. He just continues to attempt to shift the discussion back to whether or not investigations about Benghazi are “fair” or not. Did Hillary Clinton break the law? Schiff doesn’t know… and apparently doesn’t care. Perhaps NR can help him.

For more information about whether Hillary Clinton may have broken the law, read National Review Online’​s Shannen Coffin, here and here.

In any event, enjoy the video. Yes, it’s probably worth little more than a bit of schadenfreude for Sunday night, but what the heck.


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“Let’s talk about Benghazi because I prepared for that and can deflect better than the felonious nature of her resignation.”

crrr6 on March 15, 2015 at 6:39 PM

And the majority of voters still have no problem voting for Democrats.

Cleombrotus on March 15, 2015 at 6:44 PM

They are quite open about not even bothering to follow the Constitution. Why should mere laws matter.

Barack Hussein Obama’s own words:

To that extent, as radical as I think people try to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn’t that radical. It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution,

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2008/10/obama_2001_scrap_the_constitut.html

The Soviet Union’s constitution nominally promised freedom of speech and freedom of religion too. How did that turn out?

rbj on March 15, 2015 at 6:51 PM

Actually, Chris Wallace has been bringing it lately.

wolly4321 on March 15, 2015 at 6:51 PM

Chris Wallace. Thumbs up,

Dingbat63 on March 15, 2015 at 6:53 PM

Actually, Chris Wallace has been bringing it lately.

wolly4321 on March 15, 2015 at 6:51 PM

Chris Wallace. Thumbs up,

Dingbat63 on March 15, 2015 at 6:53 PM

Chris Wallace would be nobody if his father had not been a member of the ruling politburo. He will pretend to be an objective honest journalist, but in reality, he’s just another Marxist talking head propagandist. When the time is right, he will betray America just like his dad did, which is the only reason he is where he is now.

oscarwilde on March 15, 2015 at 6:58 PM

It must be something about the left’s women, because I can’t believe that we are losing the country to sub-beta males like this one…

bofh on March 15, 2015 at 7:08 PM

Did Hillary Clinton sign a required State Department exit form (OF-109) mandating the surrender of all unclassified documents related to her work?

Who cares…?

THIS is the news of day that will be reported on for the next year and half!

Library Curator Disputes Scott Walker’s Story About Holding Reagan’s Bible

Seven Percent Solution on March 15, 2015 at 7:18 PM

Ok, let’s talk about

FileGate
TravelGate
Monica
Canckle Futures
Cattle Futures
Rose Law Firm
FALN Terrorists
Turkey Baster
Vince Foster

SpongePuppy on March 15, 2015 at 7:20 PM

Oscar is right.

Don’t trust msm D-bags

Also Nichole Wallace is a disciple of Satan.

SpongePuppy on March 15, 2015 at 7:22 PM

Okay.. if the Democrats don’t want to discuss H.R. Clinton’s email illegalities, perhaps they’d discuss this instead: MO Lt Governor: Holder Incited Mob Many Times

What makes us think that H.R. Clinton would appoint an Attorney General of the United States who understood the duties of the Attorney General and proper function of the Department of Justice any better than Eric Holder?

The American people deserve a president who respects the law all of the time, not just when it’s convenient, and an Attorney General who is capable of being objective and unbiased and puts the service of all Americans equally first and foremost in his/her duties.

thatsafactjack on March 15, 2015 at 7:22 PM

I saw the episode live this am. Schiffless was spinning and squirming to such an extent, he assuredly needs a rectum transplant.

vnvet on March 15, 2015 at 7:25 PM

There would be double digit democrat senators AND congressmen if the donks were treated just half as bad as the republicans by the partisan media.

jukin3 on March 15, 2015 at 7:28 PM

not just when it’s convenient, and an Attorney General who is capable of being objective and unbiased and puts the service of all Americans equally first and foremost in his/her duties.

thatsafactjack on March 15, 2015 at 7:22 PM

Anyone with two functional braincells realized the second Eric Holder uttered the words “My People” and wasn’t impeached by congress the very same day, that the GOPe is as utterly corrupt as the Democrats.

oscarwilde on March 15, 2015 at 7:30 PM

LOL. I love watching them try and defend it. They have no ability to so it is so fun to see what they come up with

The Notorious G.O.P on March 15, 2015 at 7:30 PM

I saw the episode live this am. Schiffless was spinning and squirming to such an extent, he assuredly needs a rectum transplant.

vnvet on March 15, 2015 at 7:25 PM

It tends to get injured when one’s head is stuck in it.

Dopenstrange on March 15, 2015 at 7:36 PM

Thats what happens when you put all your eggs in one basket. Douchebags….

elvis lives on March 15, 2015 at 7:40 PM

Question: What’s your name and political affiliation?

Answer: I don’t know.

GarandFan on March 15, 2015 at 7:53 PM

There must be an awful lot at stake that none of these people will come clean and just speak the truth.

Cleombrotus on March 15, 2015 at 8:22 PM

There must be an awful lot at stake that none of these people will come clean and just speak the truth.

Cleombrotus on March 15, 2015 at 8:22 PM

You’d think so, but I suspect that it’s just these people being who they really are – over the last few years the left has dropped their masks and come out into the daylight for all to see. I don’t think most of them are capable of “speaking the truth”, or even understand the concept. I don’t think they understand much beyond “the end justifies the means”.

bofh on March 15, 2015 at 8:42 PM

oscarwilde on March 15, 2015 at 6:58 PM

What we see here is one of the progressive heros is sullying the brand through her own actions (and winds up gettting caught far too often). Wallace is merely setting the tone for her excisement from the movement before too much news time is given to her treachery.

Its the old saying: “Say something enough times and it’ll become the truth” This is the Dem strategy employed with LIVs. They can’t risk “Hillary committed a crime” to get into their heads.

Hillary is done.

BobMbx on March 15, 2015 at 8:44 PM

Chris Wallace would be nobody if his father had not been a member of the ruling politburo. He will pretend to be an objective honest journalist, but in reality, he’s just another Marxist talking head propagandist. When the time is right, he will betray America just like his dad did, which is the only reason he is where he is now.

oscarwilde on March 15, 2015 at 6:58 PM

^^This.

yaedon on March 15, 2015 at 9:00 PM

…have we ever seen a Dem…that doesn’t squirm?

JugEarsButtHurt on March 15, 2015 at 9:50 PM

And the majority of voters still have no problem voting for Democrats.

Cleombrotus on March 15, 2015 at 6:44 PM

It’s hard to win against Santa Claus.

Bertram Cabot Jr. on March 15, 2015 at 10:43 PM

If we had real journalism in the USA Hillary would have been asked at the UN press conference about This departure form. But what if the State Dept claims they can not find a signed Form OF-109 by Hillary and she claims one was never presented. What then?

Buckshots on March 15, 2015 at 10:51 PM

^^This.

yaedon on March 15, 2015 at 9:00 PM

Hooray for hyperbole!
/

CW on March 15, 2015 at 11:10 PM

SpongePuppy on March 15, 2015 at 7:20 PM

You had me at Travelgate.
You lost me at turkey baster.

Two words dude. Trigger. Warning.

soundingboard on March 15, 2015 at 11:12 PM

A man who blinks his creepy eyes like that should have them poked out.

Sherman1864 on March 15, 2015 at 11:17 PM

Hillary is done.

BobMbx on March 15, 2015 at 8:44 PM

This.^

It’s Obama’s Democratic Party now, and Hillary and her white lady privilege are goin’ under the bus.

Wait til the NSA wikileaks dumps her email at an opportune time.

soundingboard on March 15, 2015 at 11:17 PM

http://youtu.be/amDbkOD5N7o

Sherman1864 on March 15, 2015 at 11:19 PM

Well, look on the night side. Maybe Valerie Jarrett will run.

Kenosha Kid on March 16, 2015 at 1:51 AM

Ugh, bright, the bright side. Look at it!

Kenosha Kid on March 16, 2015 at 1:53 AM

Cleombrotus on March 15, 2015 at 6:44 PM

Yup, that’s because they actually believe this tripe. It is also why the doinks need to import all the LIVs from foreign countries as some of the local ones wise up to what kind of representatives they have.

Luthier on March 16, 2015 at 5:54 AM

Wait til the NSA wikileaks dumps her email at an opportune time.

soundingboard on March 15, 2015 at 11:17 PM

Not going to happen. They are, pretty much, fellow travelers. At least in the ‘fundamental change’ arena.

trigon on March 16, 2015 at 7:17 AM

At least he didn’t say that he never had text with that woman.

I’ll give him that.

ajacksonian on March 16, 2015 at 8:08 AM

Chris is starting to act like he doesn’t like being lied to. When the media stops accepting spin for an answer the libs will be in big doodoo.

Kissmygrits on March 16, 2015 at 8:14 AM

And BTW, where is the final report on Bowe Bergdahl? American people deserve to know if he deserted and that Obama made a terribly bad prisoner swap. Assume they are keeping it under wraps until he leaves office which is wrong.

Amazingoly on March 16, 2015 at 8:24 AM