House Intel Chair Adam Schiff once worked as a failing Hollywood screenwriter while living in Los Angeles; penning a post-World War II movie described as “too depressing” and a courtroom drama called “Minotaur” that no studio wanted to purchase.
“When Adam Schiff was a young assistant U.S. attorney living in Los Angeles, he did what everyone does when they move to Hollywood. He wrote a screenplay,” reports the Washington Post.
“He spent hours at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, reading the scripts for ‘Silence of the Lambs’ and ‘Witness’ in the library (it was the ’90s). He leaned on his courtroom experience, thinking back on snippets of dialogue during trials as he typed out a crime thriller,” adds the Post.
Schiff describes his time in Hollywood in an interview with the New Yorker back in December 2018.
“The first was a post-Holocaust story called ‘Remnant’” said Schiff. “I had an agent at William Morris tell me it was good but no one would want to see it—too depressing. Then ‘Schindler’s List’ came out, and I was, like, ‘Come on!’”
“I had a friend who was a producer, and he said there were two answers in Hollywood—‘Yes,’ and ‘Here’s a check.’ I was getting lots of yeses,” he added.
Read the full interview at the New Yorker.
Source: Washington Post
COWARDLY CLARIFICATION: Adam Schiff Says the ‘Essence’ of Mueller’s Testimony is that Trump is ‘Unpatriotic’
Rep. Adam Schiff weighed-in on Robert Mueller’s disastrous testimony Thursday afternoon; saying the “essence” of the former special counsel’s testimony is that “the President is unpatriotic.”
Rep. Adam Schiff: "Even though [Robert Mueller] was reluctant, as you can imagine, to provide the soundbite 'the President is immoral, the President is unpatriotic,' that is the essence of what he had to say." pic.twitter.com/tXPvmIA0RS
— The Hill (@thehill) July 25, 2019
“He was a reluctant witness… Even though [Robert Mueller] was reluctant, as you can imagine, to provide the soundbite ‘the President is immoral, the President is unpatriotic,’ that is the essence of what he had to say,” clarified Rep. Schiff.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi doubled-down on her Obstruction of Justice accusations against President Trump Wednesday evening; saying the American public “must understand what President Trump is trying to cover up.”
“As we legislate for the good of the American people, we are also investigating to make sure that Americans have the truth and understand the gravity of the threat to our democracy. They must understand what @realDonaldTrump is trying to cover up,” posted Pelosi on social media.
As we legislate for the good of the American people, we are also investigating to make sure that Americans have the truth and understand the gravity of the threat to our democracy. They must understand what @realDonaldTrump is trying to cover up.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) July 25, 2019
“The American people now realize more fully the crimes that were committed against our Constitution,” she told reporters following Mueller’s disastrous appearance before Congress.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi: "The American people now realize more fully the crimes that were committed against our Constitution." pic.twitter.com/ro2jiKQiCl
— The Hill (@thehill) July 25, 2019
President Trump weighed-in Wednesday on Robert Mueller’s disastrous Congressional testimony; thanking the Democratic Party “for holding this morning’s hearings” and calling Rep. Adam Schiff an “embarrassment to our country.”
“I would like to thank the Democrats for holding this morning’s hearing. Now, after 3 hours, Robert Mueller has to subject himself to #ShiftySchiff – an Embarrassment to our Country!” tweeted Trump.
I would like to thank the Democrats for holding this morning’s hearing. Now, after 3 hours, Robert Mueller has to subject himself to #ShiftySchiff – an Embarrassment to our Country!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2019
The New York Post Editorial Board blasted Rep. Jerrold Nadler’s Mueller hearing Wednesday; calling the entire spectacle a “waste of everyone’s time.”
“By all accounts, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler hoped that dragging in former special counsel Bob Mueller for a hearing would jump-start his drive to get going on impeachment. Oops: It was a total waste of time,” writes the Editorial Board. “Mueller made it clear long in advance that he didn’t want to testify, and wouldn’t talk about anything except what was in his report. He even got the Justice Department to issue a guidance instructing him to keep to his preferred limits.”
“What did we learn? Nothing. What’s the impact? Nothing. If Nadler was hoping to get Democrats and their voters energized about impeachment, he’ll surely be disappointed. And we’re no closer to knowing how much this long investigation relied on opposition research by Hillary Clinton and dirty tricks by intelligence operatives appalled by Donald Trump,” adds the Post.
Breaking: Democrats Release First Transcripts from Closed-Door Impeachment Inquiry
House Democrats released the first transcripts from their closed-door impeachment inquiry Monday following a public outcry from Republicans that the hearings were being kept from the American people.
“The panels released testimony from former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch and Michael McKinley, a former senior adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Both have appeared on Capitol Hill for testimony as part of the inquiry,” reports Fox News. “The interviews were released by Rep. Adam Schiff of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Eliot Engel of the Foreign Affairs Committee and Rep. Carolyn Maloney of the Oversight and Reform Committee.”
“As we move towards this new public phase of the impeachment inquiry, the American public will begin to see for themselves the evidence that the committees have collected. With each new interview, we learn more about the President’s attempt to manipulate the levers of power to his personal political benefit,” read a statement from the three lawmakers.
All-Time High for Stock Market and all the Fake News wants to talk about is the Impeachment Hoax!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 4, 2019
“All-Time High for Stock Market and all the Fake News wants to talk about is the Impeachment Hoax!” posted the President on social media.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
Source: Fox News.