Adam Schiff’s challenger filed an ethics complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) against Schiff for his willingness to accept ‘compromising material’ on President Trump during a prank call.
Jon Hollis, Schiff’s Republican challenger, cited Schiff’s willingness to accept “compromising material” against the president from international agents. In February last year, Schiff thought he was speaking to a Ukrainian politician, but the call ended up being a prank, which was recorded and later posted online. A spokesman for Schiff said: “Before agreeing to take the call, and immediately following it, the committee informed appropriate law-enforcement and security personnel of the conversation, and of our belief that it was probably bogus.”
In the call, Schiff talked about obtaining nude photographs of Trump from the prank callers, Washington Examiner reports. In Hollis’ letter to OCE, he claims that this attempt to get illicit photographs is “illegal collusion with foreign entities.”
“This letter serves as an official complaint to the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) regarding Rep. Adam Schiff’s illegal collusion with foreign entities and misuse of taxpayer resources for opposition research on political enemies,” Hollis wrote. “The evidence supporting Adam Schiff’s violations of the law is compelling and irrefutable.”
“It is clear from the recorded phone call that Rep. Schiff knows he should not be trying to obtain opposition research on a political opponent from foreign nationals. He attempts to mask his wrongdoing by, on numerous occasions, mentioning that he will work with the FBI. In so doing, Rep. Schiff is attempting to involve the FBI in his corrupt attempt to obtain dirt on President Trump,” Hollis wrote. “The FBI should not be in the business of teaming up with politicians to use the power of government to dig up dirt on political opponents.”