Schiff: Conway and Sanders' spin on Trump is 'corrosive to our democracy'

Schiff: Conway and Sanders' spin on Trump is 'corrosive to our democracy'
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Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffSchiff to subpoena top DHS official, alleges whistleblower deposition is being stonewalled Schiff claims DHS is blocking whistleblower's access to records before testimony GOP lawmakers distance themselves from Trump comments on transfer of power MORE (D-Calif.) said on Sunday that White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and counselor to the president Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwaySpecial counsel investigating DeVos for potential Hatch Act violation: report George and Kellyanne Conway honor Ginsburg Trump carries on with rally, unaware of Ginsburg's death MORE’s efforts to spin President TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal prosecutor speaks out, says Barr 'has brought shame' on Justice Dept. Former Pence aide: White House staffers discussed Trump refusing to leave office Progressive group buys domain name of Trump's No. 1 Supreme Court pick MORE’s “abundant falsehoods” are “corrosive to our democracy."

“What Kellyanne Conway and Sarah Huckabee Sanders are doing — taking the President’s abundant falsehoods and trying to weave them into some alternate ‘truth’ — is corrosive to our democracy and among the most destructive features of this Administration,” Schiff, a frequent critic of the president, said in a tweet on Sunday.

 

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Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, and Sanders recently exchanged jabs after Schiff said that leaked questions from special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE’s investigation show the investigation is focused on Trump’s possible obstruction of justice.

Sanders then took a shot at Schiff by saying that the White House tries “never to be concerned with anything dealing with Adam Schiff.”

Schiff then responded by asking why, if that is true, “won’t the President agree to an interview with Bob Mueller?”

Conway, meanwhile, said Sunday that she doesn’t believe the Trump White House has a credibility problem.

When pressed on CNN’s “State of the Union” about Trump's falsehoods, Conway insisted “the president doesn’t lie.”