Trump seizes on viral clip of Nadler giving final answer over Schiff

TheHill | 1/31/2020 | Brett Samuels
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President Trump on Friday seized on a viral clip of House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), who appeared to catch impeachment manager colleague Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) by surprise when he stepped to the microphone to deliver a final answer to senators in the Senate impeachment trial.

"Jerry, Jerry, Jerry," Schiff could be heard saying as Nadler quickly walked past him to deliver the final answer from House impeachment managers for the night.

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The moment was catnip for the president, who has repeatedly gone after Schiff and Democrats during his impeachment trial.

"Nadler ripped final argument away from Schiff, thinks Shifty did a terrible job. They are fighting big time!" Trump tweeted as footage of the moment made its way around social media on Friday morning.

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The moment came late Thursday at the end of a 16-hour period where senators posed questions to House managers and the president's defense team. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), who is running for president, asked a final question giving House managers the opportunity to "provide any other comments the senate would benefit from hearing before we adjourn for the evening."

Nadler is seen getting up from his seat and making his way to the microphone to give the closing statement, appearing to catch Schiff off guard.

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Members of the president's legal team and Senate staff visible on camera can...
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