Here are some of the top stories making headlines in conservative politics today:
Did Schiff help write the whistleblower complaint?; Ex Ukraine prosecutor says was told to back off Biden probe; Trump signs $1.8 billion bill to help fight against autism.
Schiff Admits Whistleblower Reached out to Him Before Filing a Complaint…Did He Help Write it?
Trump may be correct…
There is new evidence and a direct admission that raises a distinct possibility that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) may have had a hand in drafting the whistleblower complaint that is at the heart of the Trump impeachment probe.
Schiff has now acknowledged that he had advance knowledge of the whistleblower complaint, as his office admitted that the whistleblower had reached out to Schiff’s panel before filing a complaint.
This admission appears to contradict a statement by Schiff in a previous television interview where he said, “we have not spoken directly to the whistleblower.”
An aide for Schiff is now saying that “we” referred to the members of the House intelligence committee, rather than Schiff and his staff.
“It shows that Schiff is a fraud,” President Donald Trump said during a press conference with the President of Finland. “I think it’s a scandal that he knew before. I’d go a step further. I’d say he probably helped write it.”
“That’s a big story,” Trump continued. “He knew long before, and he helped write it too. It’s a scam.”
Ex Ukraine Prosecutor Says He Was Told to Back off Probe of Biden-Linked Firm, Records Show
A Ukrainian prosecutor who was fired says he was told to back off of an investigation that involved the natural gas firm linked to Hunter Biden, son of former Vice President Joe Biden, according to records that were turned over to Congress by the State Department’s Inspector General on Wednesday.
Ex Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin claimed his “investigation stopped out of fear of the United States.”
“Mr. Shokin attempted to continue the investigations but on or around June or July of 2015, the U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey R. Pyatt told him that the investigation has to be handled with white gloves, which according to Mr. Shokin, that implied do nothing,” interview notes state.
Trump Signs $1.8 Billion Funding Bill to Fight Autism
President Donald Trump has signed the Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education and Support Act (CARES) into law this week.
The bill allocates $1.8 billion in funding over the next five years in order to assist people with autism spectrum disorder and their families.
An important component of the bill is that it will help people who face the problem of “aging out” of services. Autism is a lifetime neurological disorder and the bill will address this ongoing need for services.