A ‘Twitter Files’ leak released last week found that Representative Adam Schiff, D-Ca. used his position on the Intelligence Committee to pressure Twitter in to censoring reporters who exposed his shady tactics during President Trump’s impeachment trial.
The leak, released by independent journalist Matt Taibbi, showed that Schiff lobbied Twitter to ban journalist Paul Sperry for reporting on a staffer of Schiff’s.
The staffer reportedly maintained a relationship with a source that was used as evidence during one of Trump’s impeachment trials and was a holdover from the Obama administration, something that would cause people to question his impartiality had Schiff disclosed this information.
While Twitter did not comply with Twitter’s requests to ban Sperry, they did later ban him for spreading Covid-19 ‘misinformation’.
Sperry is now mulling legal action against Schiff for defaming him and attempting to coerce Twitter in to censoring him.
FOX News Reports–
A reporter indicated that he may sue Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., after internal documents at Twitter revealed the Democrat tried to get him banned from the platform.
Elon Musk and journalist Matt Taibbi’s “Twitter Files” entry last week revealed that Schiff lobbied Twitter to suspend journalist Paul Sperry from the social media site in November 2020.
Sperry, a senior reporter for RealClearInvestigations.com and a New York Post columnist, told Fox’s Brian Kilmeade that he was targeted by Schiff because of his reporting on Democrat sources in President Donald Trump’s first impeachment trial.
“So, Schiff didn’t like the fact I outed his anonymous whistleblower as a partisan Democrat — he’s a holdover from the Obama White House working in the Trump White House. And [Schiff] also didn’t like the fact that I exposed the whistleblower’s prior relationship with the key member of Schiff’s impeachment staff,” Sperry said.
“So, I was kind of a thorn in Schiff’s side, and he was angry,” he continued.