Fact Check: Military Did NOT Arrest Adam Schiff

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  • by: Alexis Tereszcuk
Fact Check: Military Did NOT Arrest Adam Schiff Fabrication

Did the military arrest Adam Schiff? No, that's not true: This is a completely made-up story, published by a website that posts false and fictionalized allegations. Lead Stories has previously debunked many of those.

"This story is completely false and without basis in reality," a spokesperson for Rep. Schiff, D-Calif., told Lead Stories via email on May 28, 2021.

The story appeared as an article published by Real Raw News on May 26, 2021, (archived here) that opened:

As the Deep State lodged its final and fruitless bid to eliminate Donald Trump by convening a bogus Grand Jury to hear fabricated evidence of non-existent tax fraud, the United States military arrested yet another Deep State asset who had eluded justice for far too long.

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The article falsely claimed:

On Monday morning, U.S. Special Forces arrested Chair of the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff at his Potomac, Maryland home.
Sources involved in Trump's Deep State War and within the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps told RRN that Schiff's arrest was legal and proper and based on a sealed indictment Donald J. Trump and acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen had authored prior to January 20."


The article claims he had a body double:

Special Forces, he added, had staked out Schiff's homes in California, Massachusetts, and Maryland, and had a surveillance team watching the U.S. Capitol. Although Schiff was spotted several times in the Halls of Congress, the military ultimately deduced that the D.C. Schiff was not Schiff at all, but rather a convincing body double. ...

On Monday morning, however, the military hit paydirt, finding the true Adam Schiff alone in his Maryland domicile. When confronted by Special Forces, Schiff pissed himself, fell to his knees, and cried like a baby, our source said.

In closing, our source said Schiff has been taken to a "holding facility" where he will await transportation to Guantanamo Bay."

Real Raw News has a disclaimer on their website that states they are not a legitimate news source.

Disclaimer:
Information on this website is for informational and educational and entertainment purposes. This website contains humor, parody, and satire. We have included this disclaimer for our protection, on the advice on legal counsel. (sic)


Lead Stories has debunked numerous claims by Real Raw News about fictionalized military arrests, trials and executions of prominent politicians like Hillary Clinton, James Comey and others here, here and here.

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  Alexis Tereszcuk

Alexis Tereszcuk is a writer and fact checker at Lead Stories and an award-winning journalist who spent over a decade breaking hard news and celebrity scoop with RadarOnline and Us Weekly.

As the Entertainment Editor, she investigated Hollywood stories and conducted interviews with A-list celebrities and reality stars.  

Alexis’ crime reporting earned her spots as a contributor on the Nancy Grace show, CNN, Fox News and Entertainment Tonight, among others.

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