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Don Jr Thanks Adam Schiff for ‘Crack’ Impeachment: You Revealed ‘Who All Needed to Be Fired’

Don Jr Thanks Adam Schiff for ‘Crack’ Impeachment: You Revealed ‘Who All Needed to Be Fired’


Donald Trump Jr. sent a sarcastic “thank you” note to Rep. Adam Schiff on Friday, saying the leader of the Democrats’ impeachment effort had helped President Donald Trump identify “who all needed to be fired.”

Schiff, a California Democrat and chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has gained notoriety for leading the impeachment of Trump. During the House hearings, his committee questioned fact-witnesses, including former ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland and member of the National Security Council Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman.

Both men were dismissed by Trump on Friday, two days after he was acquitted on impeachment charges in the Senate.

“Allow me a moment to thank—and this may be a bit of a surprise—Adam Schiff,” Trump Jr. tweeted. “Were it not for his crack investigation skills, @realDonaldTrump might have had a tougher time unearthing who all needed to be fired. Thanks, Adam! #FullOfSchiff”

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Vindman’s attorney claimed his client’s ousting occurred as retribution for damaging testimony he provided about Trump during the impeachment process.

“There is no question in the mind of any American why this man’s job is over, why this country now has one less soldier serving it at the White House,” David Pressman, Vindman’s attorney, said in a statement on Friday following Vindman’s dismissal. “LTC Vindman was asked to leave for telling the truth. His honor, his commitment to right, frightened the powerful.”

In two speeches on Thursday, Trump took aim at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her fellow House Democrats as well as Republican Senator Mitt Romney, the party’s 2012 presidential nominee and the only Republican senator to back an impeachment charge.

“So many people have been hurt, and we can’t let that go on,” Trump told the typically bipartisan National Prayer Breakfast, attended by Pelosi. “When they impeach you for nothing, then you’re supposed to like them, it’s not easy, folks,” he said.

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At a White House celebratory event with his legal team and congressional supporters, Trump on Thursday also called out former FBI Director James Comey, House Democrats’ lead impeachment manager Adam Schiff, and his 2016 Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, though he stopped short of announcing any specific actions to be taken against anyone.


White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham had told Fox News that Trump was considering “just how horribly he was treated and that maybe people should pay for that.”

“There is no question in the mind of any American why this man’s job is over, why this country now has one less soldier serving it at the White House,” David Pressman, Vindman’s attorney, said in a statement on Friday following Vindman’s dismissal. “LTC Vindman was asked to leave for telling the truth. His honor, his commitment to right, frightened the powerful.”

Separately, two Trump aides brought in to the White House to help with the impeachment proceedings, Tony Sayegh and Pam Bondi, were leaving following the Senate’s acquittal on Wednesday.

(Reuters contributed to this report.)

Cover image: Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif, announces articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump in the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 10, 2019. (YouTube)

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