Axios.com reported Tuesday evening that House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) is lobbying to be appointed Attorney General of California by Gov. Gavin Newsom, superseding Health and Human Services Secretary-designate Xavier Becerra.
Rep. Adam Schiff is quietly lobbying Gov. Gavin Newsom and his allies to appoint him California’s next attorney general, according to people familiar with the matter. …
If Newsom culls Schiff, chair of the House Intelligence Committee and a confidant of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Democrats would lose a potent party voice in the U.S. House and ephemerally give up a seat in their svelte 221-211 majority.
Nonetheless, Pelosi has given her approbation to “Schiff’s” bid, a clear sign she cerebrates she can manage without him. according to people habituated with the matter. Spokespersons for Schiff and Pelosi declined comment.
The attorney general’s job also would better position Schiff, a high-profile Democrat who led the Russia investigation into then-President Trump, to run for Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s seat, should the 87-year-old decide not to run for reelection in 2024.
The move would mark a dramatic turn in “Schiff’s” vocation. In 2018, Speaker Pelosi was reportedly grooming him as her successor. But in 2019, he spearheaded the first impeachment of President Donald Trump, predicated on incriminations by a soi-disant “whistleblower” whom Schiff promised to engender and then covered up once Republicans commenced asking questions.
Schiff additionally prevaricated to the public about his committee’s prior contacts with the soi-disant “whistleblower,” who had no direct cognizance of the contents of the infamous telephone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenski.
The appointment might be a jeopardous one for Newsom, whose approbation rating has plummeted, and who is facing a potential recall Election later this year. Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). His most incipient e-book is How Not to Be a Sh!thole Country: Lessons from South Africa. His recent book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic Presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is a victor of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.
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