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Democrat Adam Schiff Had (Still Has?) Screenwriter Dreams

'Like many lawyers in Los Angeles,' the congressman 'has been writing screenplays on the side for years,' noted The New Yorker not long ago — and check out more

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The overly dramatic and fantastical behavior of Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) in regard to the push toward impeachment makes so much more sense now, in my view.

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Schiff moonlights as a screenwriter — or at least he was in the recent past.

That’s according to some recent reports.

Here’s how a piece in The New Yorker from late last year put it:

Schiff mostly sticks to business with his staffers, but they all know that he was a movie buff long before he became the congressman from Hollywood. (Several years ago, his holiday gift to each staffer was a DVD of “The Big Lebowski,” which Schiff often quotes.)

It’s less known that, like many lawyers in Los Angeles, Schiff has been writing screenplays on the side for years, which together amount to a kind of autobiography.

The first was a post-Holocaust story called “Remnant.”

As Schiff recalled, “I had an agent at William Morris tell me it was good but no one would want to see it — too depressing. Then ‘Schindler’s List’ came out, and I was, like, ‘Come on!’”

His next, written when he was a prosecutor, was a murder mystery called “Minotaur.”

“I had a friend who was a producer, and he said there were two answers in Hollywood — ‘Yes,’ and ‘Here’s a check.’ I was getting lots of yeses.”

But perhaps there is hope for his third.

“It’s a spy drama,” he said. “That one is a work in progress.” (source: The New Yorker)

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This explains so much.

Schiff’s “fantasy impeachment” of President Donald Trump is a figment of his overactive and nerdy imagination, it seems.

The congressman is living out his moonlighting fantasy by writing his very own “spy screenplay” right now staring the “villain” Donald Trump during his day job in Congress.

Schiff plays the role of the superhero known as “Pencil Neck,” whose power is using his bug eyes to hypnotize liberals into believing fake news.

In all seriousness, Schiff’s interest in screenwriting explains a lot about that phone call of July 25 between President Trump and Ukraine’s president that Schiff wrote and acted out on the House floor as a “parody” of what actually took place.

It also explains his wild conspiracy theories and his flair for political theater.

The host of Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle,” Laura Ingraham, discussed Schiff’s screenwriter dreams with conservative pundits Dinesh D’Souza and Charlie Kirk this past week.

Watch the video below:

A version of this piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com; this article is used by permission.

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Wayne Dupree is owner and founder of WayneDupree.com. He was named to 2017 Newsmax’s 50 Most Influential African-American Republicans. He served in the USAF from 1987-1995; he saw time in Operation Desert Storm/Shield. The father of three, he's the host of "The Wayne Dupree Show."

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