Thursday, after listing five leftist misdeeds - the latest of which he was a victim - Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) asked, “How can anyone trust the left?”
In his tweet, Rep. Jordan prefaced his question by listing five misdeeds, including four false narratives, perpetrated by left-wing politicians, media, and activists:
- "Pushed the Russia hoax"
- "Faked phone transcripts"
- "Lied about meeting with Ukraine 'whistleblower'"
- "Spied on parents at school board meetings"
- "Doctored text messages"
Rep. Jordan was the victim of the “doctored text messages” on Monday, when Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) presented a graphic of a doctored text message, presumably by Jordan, during House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) Select Committee investigating the January 6 riot at the Capitol, The Federalist reported Wednesday morning:
“Not only did Schiff lie about the substance of the text message and its source, he even doctored the message and graphic that he displayed on screen during his statement. The full text message, which was forwarded to Meadows from Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, on the evening of Monday, Jan. 5, was significantly longer than what Schiff read and put on screen, but Schiff erased significant portions of the text and added punctuation where there was none to give the impression that Jordan himself was tersely directing Meadows to give orders to Pence on how to handle the electoral vote certification.
“The original text was written by Washington attorney and former Department of Defense Inspector General Joseph Schmitz and included an attachment of a four-page draft Word document drafted by Schmitz”…
In a follow-up article, The Federalist reported that the Select Committee admitted to, and apologized for, distorting and misattributing the text of its so-called “evidence” – but, offered no explanation for the misdeeds:
“Following reporting by The Federalist that Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and his staff doctored a text message between Rep. Jim Jordan and former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, the House Jan. 6 committee admitted over email that it did, in fact, doctor the text message.”
“The Jan. 6 committee spokesman did not explain how one could “inadvertently” cut a sentence in half and eliminate the final two paragraphs of a detailed legal summary, nor did he explain why Schiff attributed the content of the text to Jordan, “a lawmaker,” rather than to Schmitz, the attorney who wrote it.”