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Mon Jun 1, 2020, 07:29 PM

As Trump's smearing of protesters gets worse, Adam Schiff raises a red flag

Source: Washington Post

As Trump’s smearing of protesters gets worse, Adam Schiff raises a red flag

By Greg Sargent and Paul Waldman
6/1/2020, 5:12:27 p.m.

As protests against police brutality spread across the country, President Trump looked impotent, unable to offer anything reassuring and tweeting angrily from inside a White House under siege.

But Trump has hit on a solution: designate “antifa” a terrorist organization, to make it look as if the protests have been taken over by radical terrorists, and to create the impression that he’s getting fearsomely tough in response.

In an interview with us, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) told us that the designation itself, which has no legal basis, appears to be a “characteristically political act."

Schiff, the chair of the House Intelligence Committee, also said that if this particular designation were to translate into meaningful policy actions by the administration, numerous House Democratic committees would scrutinize both the initial designation and the policies flowing from it.

“What the administration is trying to do is delegitimize peaceful protests,” Schiff told us.

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Mon Jun 1, 2020, 07:32 PM

1. Adam Schiff!

I do hope he is in consideration for Attorney General....

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Mon Jun 1, 2020, 07:33 PM

2. As in every dictatorial govt to date.

Trump is handling this exactly as every Dictator handles protests in their country.


What the administration is trying to do is delegitimize peaceful protests,” Schiff told us.

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