A new lawsuit against media outlet “Politico” reveals that House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam “shifty’ Schiff colluded with the left wing news source to undermine the President, in a blatant attempt to remove him from office.
White House official Kash Patel, who is a senior counterterrorism official on the National Security Council (NSC), filed the defamation lawsuit in Virginia court in which he says Schiff “weaponized the media” to advance his impeachment agenda.
Patel is a former staffer to the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Devin Nunes, who later moved to the White House in the NSC to advise the president on national security and intelligence matters.
Patel filed the suit against Politico, Natasha Bertrand, a reporter for the establishment media outlet, and Robert Allbritton, the publisher and executive chairman of the media organization, all being identified as defendants.
Patel accuses the defendants worked with Schiff to disseminate false stories about him as part of their effort to unseat the President.
In the lawsuit, Patel alleges:
“Defendants intentionally employed a scheme or artifice to defame Kash with the intent to undermine the President’s confidence in Kash and to further Schiff’s impeachment inquisition. Defendants acted in concert with Schiff to accomplish an unlawful purpose through unlawful means, without regard for Kash’s rights and interests.”
“Defendants abandoned all journalistic integrity and violated their own code of ethics in order to further the conspiracy with Schiff. Defendants did not seek truth; report truth; minimize harm; act independently; and they most certainly were not transparent.”
In particular, Patel accuses Bertrand of writing two knowingly false stories for Politico claiming the NSC official was feeding Trump negative information about Ukraine and misrepresenting himself as an expert on the Eastern European country to the U.S. president.
Politico for their part, refuses “to retract or clarify” the false stories.
Patel alleges Politico knew the information it was publishing about him was false. He claims in the suit:
“Between October 23, 2019, and November 8, 2019, the Defendants, acting in concert with Schiff, made, published and republished numerous false factual statements of or concerning Kash without privilege of any kind. … On November 8, 2019, Schiff released the transcripts of Hill and Vindman’s closed-door, secret interviews conducted in the Capitol Visitor Center. The transcripts demonstrate that Politico, Bertrand, Schiff, and his staffers misled the public in the First and Second Politico Pieces, and intentionally lied about the substance of Hill and Vindman’s interviews.”
“Politico, Bertrand, and Allbritton knew that Schiff had a preconceived agenda that he was actively promoting. They knew about Schiff’s extreme bias and hatred of President Trump. Significantly, they also knew that Schiff was a wholly unreliable source because of his penchant to tell lies and to mislead.”
Patel is seeking the sum of about $25,000,000 or more for the defamation he suffered and “presumed damages and actual damages, including, but not limited to, insult, pain, embarrassment, humiliation, mental suffering, injury to his reputation, special damages, costs, and other out-of-pocket expenses.”
The significance of this lawsuit’s filing is that Bertrand’s Politico story on Patel came based off of testimony provided behind closed doors to the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry by Fiona Hill and Alexander Vindman.
They both alleged, incorrectly, in their testimony that Patel had secret meetings with President Trump on Ukraine matters and provided the president with documents on Ukraine.
Patel has since publicly confirmed he has never spoken with the president about Ukraine.
Politico’s decision to print the false testimony of Hill and Vindman as fact, which Patel’s lawsuit makes clear was in close coordination with Schiff and his team on Capitol Hill, could seriously cost the media outlet.
This is certainly not a good look for an obviously crooked Adam Schiff, as the American public already has had their doubts about his true motives.
The President is being unfairly victimized by the left and their pawns in the media. A Coup is certainly underway, and it needs to be stopped.