Conservative commentator Dan Bongino believes California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, is playing the role of the Joker in the Democrat-led impeachment saga and helping President Donald Trump’s re-election chances in the process.
In an exclusive interview, Bongino, author of the newly released best-seller “Exonerated: The Failed Takedown of President Donald Trump by the Swamp,” told The Western Journal that Schiff and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s push to impeach Trump is having the unintended consequence of shifting public opinion in the president’s favor. [RELATED: REPORT: Audio, Email Evidence Shows DNC Colluded With Ukraine To Boost Hillary By Harming Trump]
“I think after this latest Adam Schiff implosion, they are shockingly creating a sympathetic figure,” Bongino said. “And that’s weird. I don’t think a lot of people see Trump that way. They see him as a fighter. That’s how I do.”
“But I think what Schiff and Pelosi and [Senate Minority Leader] Chuck Schumer have ironically done is they’ve created I think among some persuadable independents kind of a sympathy card.”
Bongino believes a lot of people see what is happening to the president as “BS” and are wondering when the Democrats are “going to actually produce evidence that’s real.” [RELATED: WATCH: Kamala Harris Admits Plan To Grab 10 Million Guns and Plans to Take More]
A new Hill-HarrisX survey published earlier this week, in fact, found Trump with his highest approval rating of the year with the polling firm, at 49 percent.
That’s two points higher than its survey results in mid-September before the Democrats announced their impeachment inquiry.
Further, it’s only two points off Trump’s all-time high with Hill-HarrisX in August 2018.
Schiff’s most recent implosion Bongino was referring to was his lying on national television about when he learned of the now-controversial whistleblower complaint against Trump.
The Washington Post awarded Schiff “Four Pinocchios” on Friday for his deception.
The congressman said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Sept. 17, “We have not spoken directly with the whistleblower. We would like to.” [RELATED: REPORT: Nancy Pelosi’s Son was an Executive of a Gas Industry Company That Did Business in Ukraine]