While House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff was leading the impeachment hearings against Trump this month, a photo purporting to show him enjoying some downtime on a couch with deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein—beside a prominently featured phallic sex toy—began making its murky rounds on social media.
Depressingly, the myth busters at Snopes actually had to come out and debunk this madness.
“This image was a digital manipulation,” they report, “created by altering a picture of Schiff and his father taken the previous Thanksgiving by inserting a cropped (and reversed) head shot of Epstein (along with the sex toy):
Republican propagandists are circulating an image that supposedly shows Adam Schiff sitting with Jeffrey Epstein. It's fake. The propagandists photoshopped Epstein's face into a photo of Schiff sitting with his 90-year-old father. pic.twitter.com/D4AB3wv31M
— Barney (@barney1776) November 25, 2019
Eve and I are spending a wonderful Thanksgiving with my 90 year old Dad, Ed, and cousins Karen and Julia. Alexa is away for her studies and Eli is our photographer! Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving! pic.twitter.com/6LYg1DzMCh
— Adam Schiff (@AdamSchiff) November 22, 2018
The implications by QAnon fans and other pro-Trump wackos is hardly new for Schiff, whom they’ve long accused of being part of the so-called “Deep State.” After reading QAnon material, a man named Anthony Comello threatened Schiff with a “citizen’s arrest” before allegedly gunning down reputed mob boss Francesco “Franky Boy” Cali. They’ve also associated Schiff with the bizarre “Pizzagate” conspiracy. In fact, ever since Trump started referring to Schiff as “Liddle” in tweets, that term has been a dog whistle to pedophilia conspiracy devotees.
Sounds like damage control. MIT says they can still electronically detect whats real and fake. Don’t be filled They are preparing the public for a mass information campaign, which will show that Adam and his buddies like children in all the wrong ways. #StandardHotel #LiddleKidz https://t.co/wyVnxuMINa
— N8wide ♜ (@n8wide75) November 16, 2019
They’ve also claimed that Schiff’s sister is married to billionaire Democratic donor George Soros’s son, although Robert Soros’s estranged wife, Melissa Robin Schiff, is not related to the Rep, who has no sisters.
When it comes to ridiculous 4Chan chatter, Schiff’s House colleagues are not immune, either. Earlier this month, Iowa Republican Steve King implied that Schiff knows darn well who the Ukraine call whistleblower is, and revealed that person to be…Robert Soros.
— Aidan McLaughlin (@aidnmclaughlin) November 14, 2019
The Q has also accused Schiff of using taxpayer money to settle a 2013 sexual harassment suit brought by a 19-year-old male. Both the suit and the accusation regarding taxpayer money are fabrications. “This false smear originated four months ago on a QAnon conspiracy account. It is obviously and categorically untrue,” a Rep. for Schiff said in March.
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