Double-Take: CNN journalist holds Adam Schiff accountable

CNN panelist John King took an out of character turn for his network and criticized Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff Friday after Schiff called the probe into the origins of the Russia investigation “un-American.”

Schiff, who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, which is still rehashing the Russia investigation, spoke out on Twitter:

“While Trump stonewalls the public from learning the truth about his obstruction of justice, Trump and Barr conspire to weaponize law enforcement and classified information against their political enemies,” Schiff said.

“The coverup has entered a new and dangerous phase. This is un-American.”

The president has infuriated more than one Democrat by order the heads of several government agencies to allow Attorney General William Barr to investigate the probe, according to The Daily Caller.

Along with their cooperation, the president also released a memo in which he authorized the attorney general to “declassify, downgrade, or direct the declassification or downgrading of information or intelligence” in regard to actions taken leading up to and during the Russia probe.

While on a CNN panel, King was asked to sound off about the issue and stood up to the powerful Democrat.

“Adam Schiff … says this is un-American. We don’t know that yet. … They have every right and every reason to look at the origins of an investigation that involved a presidential campaign, every right and reason,” King stated.

“The question is: Are they going to be transparent about it and fair about it and lay it all out or are they going to cherry pick documents, like they did text messages, to try and say it was a coup as the president says?”

CNN political correspondent Sara Murray added, ” … It’s an extraordinary thing to decide to open an investigation into a presidential campaign, to decide to involve U.S. intelligence into looking into the activities of people surrounding a presidential campaign. So if everyone did things the way they were supposed to do it, if everyone did things by the book, then, you know, there will be an investigation … ”