Former president Donald Trump is calling for Democratic representative Adam Schiff to be prosecuted after recent Twitter files showed him using his influence to silence journalists on social media.
Journalist Matt Taibbi reported that Twitter was accepting requests “from all over: from Treasury, the NSA, virtually every state, the HHS, from the FBI and DHS, and more.”
“They also received an astonishing variety of requests from officials asking for individuals they didn’t like to be banned. Here, the office for Democrat and House Intel Committee chief Adam Schiff asks Twitter to ban journalist Paul Sperry,” Taibbi added.
Below is a copy of the email:
Trump described Schiff as a “sleazebag and traitor” and called for the Democrat to be prosecuted.
“Schiff is a sleazebag and traitor, and should be prosecuted for the damage he has done to our Country!” Trump said.
Twitter CEO Elon Musk also took a swipe at Schiff in response to the Twitter Files bombshell.
“Hey @RepAdamSchiff, what’s this?” Musk wrote.
In December last year, Musk destroyed Schiff in response to the Democratic representative’s tweet.
“Elon Musk calls himself a free speech absolutist, to justify turning a blind eye to hatred and bigotry on Twitter. But when journalists report unfavorable news, they are banned without warning. The devotion to free speech is apparently not that absolute. But the hypocrisy is,” Schiff wrote.
“Thankfully, you lose your chairmanship very soon,” Musk shot back, adding, “Your brain is too small.”
Earlier on Tuesday, Kevin McCarthy confirmed that Schiff would not be serving on the committees as he prepares for their removal.
“Those two won’t be on intel,” McCarthy said, referring to Schiff and Eric Swalwell.