No room for error as Trump and Republicans scrutinize Adam Schiff

(CNN)President Donald Trump thrives on creating political foils, especially in a crisis. “We have not spoken directly with the whistleblower,” Schiff said. It turns out, according to reporting by CNN and The New York Times, that Schiff may not have spoken to the whistleblower, but his staff did. “I regret that I wasn’t much more clear,” Schiff told the Daily Beast. The whistleblower contacted his committee for guidance, and was told to file the complaint with the Intelligence Community Inspector General, which is what happened. This followed protocol — a point made even by an aide to the Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee. But that nuance is irrelevant to a President eager to discredit him. “He knew long before and helped …