(Luis Cornelio, Headline USA) Embattled Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., found himself in the center of a political storm as documents recently surfaced, revealing that he has maintained a residence in Maryland for more than a decade while representing California’s 21st district.
Mortgage records and financial disclosures obtained by CNN indicated that Schiff claimed a 3,420-square-foot property in Maryland as his primary residence, alongside a smaller 650-square-foot condo in Burbank, California.
The documents, however, also uncovered his alleged utilization of the California address to mitigate a substantial $7,000 tax bill.
Is @AdamSchiff’s primary residence really California, or is it Maryland?
It depends on which claim most financially benefits him.
The candidate for California’s Senate seat often claims Maryland, and it seems clear that’s where he really lives.https://t.co/cI0bRXlC81 pic.twitter.com/hBnzkIbh23
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) November 2, 2023
The timing of this bombshell comes as Schiff seeks the vacant U.S. Senate seat in California, following the passing of Sen. Dianne Feinstein earlier this year.
Schiff is competing against fellow Reps. Barbara Lee and Katie Porter for the senate seat, which is currently held by Gov. Gavin Newsom’s appointee, Laphonza Butler. Butler, a leftist activist, herself became embroiled in controversy for allegedly residing in Maryland.
FEC filings from EMILY’s List record Laphonza Butler’s residence as Silver Springs, Maryland as recently as 31 days ago. https://t.co/FjZkJ9Ugf0 pic.twitter.com/2FzA8MVqfU
— Rob Pyers (@rpyers) October 2, 2023
A spokesperson for the embattled Democrat rushed to the congressman’s defense in a statement “Adam’s primary residence is Burbank, California, and will remain so when he wins the Senate seat,” the spokesperson claimed.
“As Adam has discussed openly many times over the years, including in his recent New York Times best-selling book, he and Eve made the difficult decision to move their family to the D.C. area to spend more time with his children while doing his job,” the individual added.
According to the bombshell report, Schiff paid California property taxes in 2017 by using a check that contained his Maryland address. Moreover, Schiff allegedly used his Maryland address during mortgage refinancing activities from 2003 to 2009, as well as in 2012. A Los Angeles County deed records for his California condo showed that he notarized the documents in Maryland.
NEW: California Senate candidate Adam Schiff has lived in Maryland for two decades (claiming it as his primary residence on mortgage documents) – but past years campaign bios have suggested he was raising his family in Burbank.
At the same time, Schiff has claimed a small condo…
— Andy Kaczynski (@KFILE) November 2, 2023