MR. PAT CIPOLLONE: It’s very difficult to sit there and listen to Mr. Schiff tell the tale that he just told. Let’s remember how we all got here. They made false allegations about a telephone call. The President of the United States declassified that telephone call and released it to the public. How’s that for transparency? When Mr. Schiff found out that there was nothing to his allegations, he focused on the second telephone call. He made false — and his colleagues made false allegations about that second telephone call that occurred before the one he had demanded, so the President of the United States declassified and released that telephone call. Still nothing. Again, complete transparency in a way that, frankly, I’m unfamiliar with any precedent of any President of the United States releasing a classified telephone call with a foreign leader. When Mr. Schiff saw that his allegations were false, and he knew it anyway, what did he do? He went to the House, and he manufactured a fraudulent version of that call. He manufactured a false version of that call. He read it to the American people, and he didn’t tell them it was a complete fake.
CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK