The Fraud That Is Adam Schiff

Written by Johnathan Edwards.

Representative Adam Schiff, a prominent figure in U.S. politics and current U.S. Senate candidate from California, finds himself entangled in a web of ethical and potentially legal challenges. It all started with an ethics complaint filed against him last year, escalating now to accusations that reach the realms of election fraud, ineligible voting, and mortgage fraud.

Initially reported in April 2023, the ethics complaint has blossomed into a more significant concern as new details emerge. Schiff, who has represented California in Congress since 2000, allegedly misrepresented his residency, claiming to be a citizen of both California and Maryland at various times to suit different purposes.

A Tale of Two Residences

The crux of the allegations against Schiff involves his dual residency claims. After purchasing a home in Maryland in 2003 with his wife, Schiff declared this property as their “primary residence” for a consecutive 12-month period. However, despite this declaration, Schiff continued to exercise his voting rights in California, leading to charges of voter fraud.

Further complicating matters, Schiff refinanced his Maryland home multiple times between 2009 and 2013, each time asserting it as his primary residence. This came to a head in 2009 when a House Ethics investigation flagged these discrepancies. Schiff chalked it up to an error, repaying the exempt taxes he owed to Maryland. This pattern of behavior mirrors that of former Congressman Steven Watkins of Oklahoma, who faced criminal charges under similar circumstances.

From the draft document:

Maryland Code §7-401 defines mortgage fraud as “(d)any action made by a person with the intent to defraud that involves (1) knowingly making any deliberate misstatement, misrepresentation, or omission during the mortgage lending process with the intent that the misstatement, misrepresentation, or omission relied on by a mortgage lender, borrower, or any other party to the mortgage lending process;” or “(6) filing or causing to be filed in the land records in the county where a residential real property is located, any document relating to a mortgage loan that the person knows to contain a deliberate misstatement, misrepresentation, or omission”.

Adam Schiff, despite claiming to live and represent the people in the state of California, filed and reaffirmed through refinancing documents, his primary residence at 8204 Windsor View Terrace, Potomac Maryland, 28054. Adam Schiff’s on the record acknowledgement of the mortgage document filings (primary residence in Maryland) during a House Ethics hearing via claim of a “mistake” evidences acknowledgement of mortgage fraud.

Schiff received better rates on his mortgage on the Maryland property by claiming it was his primary residence as opposed to his secondary residence.

Our Take

The allegations surrounding Adam Schiff raise critical questions about integrity and accountability in public office. If these accusations hold true, they paint a picture of a public servant manipulating residency status for personal gain, which is not only unethical but potentially criminal. These actions undermine public trust and corrode the very foundations of our democratic institutions.

Such cases underscore the necessity for rigorous ethical oversight and the importance of holding our leaders to the highest standards of honesty and transparency. As voters and citizens, it’s crucial to demand that those who represent us do so with unwavering moral clarity and adherence to the law.

Trending Stories:

Our Sponsors: