Adam Schiff was caught doing something bad.
And he dug the hole even deeper by lying about it.
Adam Schiff is facing a major financial scandal that could ruin him.
Since rising to prominence in Congress in last 10 years, Adam Schiff hasn’t exactly been known for his honesty.
He’s lied about many things, including using his position on the Intelligence Committee to promote false information about “Russiagate.”
But that strategy has backfired in a big way.
Schiff is a major proponent of earmarks, which have been a feature of Congressional horse-trading that often leads to various forms of corruption.
He claims the earmarks he’s supported have been for good causes to help his local community.
But it turns out that was a lie.
According to Politico, “Adam Schiff is unapologetically touting his commitment to earmarks for local causes — like homelessness and drug treatment programs — as he seeks the Senate seat long held by Dianne Feinstein. The 12-term House Democrat and darling of the anti-Trump left is even calling out his closest rival in the race, Rep. Katie Porter, for her opposition to pork-barrel spending.”
“But Schiff has offered an incomplete and potentially misleading account of his record on earmarks. A close examination of that record reveals that he secured generous earmarks for corporate beneficiaries early in his career, including at times for recipients who were also major donors to his political campaigns.”
“A POLITICO review of congressional earmarks and political contributions found that in addition to the money for homelessness and drug treatment, Schiff also steered millions to for-profit companies and raised tens of thousands for his House reelection campaigns from corporate executives and people connected to them. The review was mostly limited to publicly available data from the brief three-year window when corporate earmarks were disclosed.”
For Adam Schiff, earmarks have essentially been a form of political bribery.
And not only is he now facing scandal over his use of earmarks, but even after all this information has been leaked, he’s still continuing to lie about it.
“Schiff said he doesn’t have a complete accounting of his earmarks,” Politico went on to report.
Of course he is far from the only member of Congress to use earmarks as a way to reward their donors.
But what makes Schiff unique is his nearly pathological dishonesty.
This emerging scandal may be the final blow to his Senate campaign – and if Schiff loses the primary, his entire political career will be over.