‘Drama’: Karl Rove Says Schiff Casting Himself in Tom Cruise Role over Impeachment

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‘Drama’: Karl Rove Says Schiff Casting Himself in Tom Cruise Role over Impeachment


Chaitin, Daniel, Examiner (Washington, D.C.), The


House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff is setting himself up for a dramatic scene straight out of A Few Good Men in the upcoming pubic impeachment hearings, says Republican strategist Karl Rove.

The House passed a resolution last week setting up public impeachment hearings conducted by the intelligence panel, a move that Rove said paves the way for yet another theatrical performance by Schiff at the expense of President Trump.

In an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal, Rove referred to a recent Washington Post profile about Schiff when he was an assistant U.S. attorney living in Los Angeles and wanted to become a screenwriter. "Can he give the Trump presidency a Hollywood ending?" read part of the headline.

He referenced the 1992 film A Few Good Men, which features the famous scene in which Tom Cruise plays Lt. Daniel Kaffee, a lawyer who clashes in a court martial case over the murder of a Marine with Marine Col. Nathan Jessup, portrayed by Jack Nicholson.

"Now Mr. Schiff probably hopes the public impeachment hearings will allow him to reprise Tom Cruise’s role in 'A Few Good Men' as Lt. Daniel Kaffee — 'I want the truth!' But I know from experience that Mr. Schiff isn’t much interested in the truth. He’s more interested in drama, fiction and fame. …

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