But the best moment in this flurry of shifting stories and conspiracy theories came on October 6. You’ll have to follow along:
(1) On Wednesday, October 2, a spokesman for Adam Schiff issued a highly-lawyered statement that seemed to suggest that some staff from the House Intelligence Committee may have spoken with the whistleblower prior to the filing of the complaint.
(2) Trump took this statement and extrapolated, claiming in a press conference that Schiff actually wrote the whistleblower report himself…
(3) FoxNews.com then wrote up the story about Trump’s press conference with the headline: “Trump says Schiff ‘helped write’ whistleblower complaint, after House panel admits advance knowledge.”
(4) Lindsey Graham then tweeted out the Fox News story, adding that “it’s not right” what the Democrats were doing.
(5) And finally, Trump retweeted Graham’s tweet as if it were evidence supporting his original—totally unfounded—claim that Schiff had written the whistleblower report. Which—again—is a completely unsourced charge without any supporting evidence.