Reporter threatens legal action against Adam Schiff after Twitter Files bombshell
‘We are exploring legal options, including defamation,’ Paul Sperry told Brian Kilmeade
Journalist Paul Sperry discusses the Twitter files and classified documents being kept at a private office of President Biden’s think tank.
A reporter indicated he may sue Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., after internal documents at Twitter revealed the Democrat tried to get him banned from the platform.
Elon Musk and journalist Matt Taibbi’s “Twitter Files” entry last week revealed Schiff lobbied Twitter to suspend journalist Paul Sperry from the social media site in November of 2020.
Sperry, a senior reporter for RealClearInvestigations.com and a New York Post columnist, told Fox’s Brian Kilmeade that he was targeted by Schiff because of his reporting on Democrat sources in President Trump’s impeachment trial.
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and former President Donald Trump. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images | Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)
“So Schiff didn’t like the fact I outed his anonymous whistleblower as a partisan Democrat. He’s a holdover from the Obama White House working in the Trump White House. And he also didn’t like the fact that I exposed the whistleblower’s prior relationship with the key member of Schiff’s impeachment staff,” Sperry said.
“So I was kind of a thorn in Schiff’s side, and he was angry,” he speculated.
The journalist called it “outrageous” that the powerful Democrat would try to “silence” the press.
“My stories went viral on Twitter and he tried to silence me and remove content, which is outrageous censorship by a powerful government official. He was the head of the House Intelligence [Committee] at the time, and he was sworn to protect the First Amendment and free speech and the press,” he noted to Kilmeade.