Gowdy Urges Intelligence Officials to Stop Briefing 'Epidemic Leaker' Adam Schiff
Former Congressman blasts House Intelligence Committee Chairman
Former Congressman Trey Gowdy has urged top intelligence officials to cease handing over sensitive briefings to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff because he is a "leaker."
Gowdy blasted Schiff during an appearance on Fox News' "Hannity," implying anyone who leaks information from Schiff’s committee is not above the law.
“No one is above the law, apparently except whoever leaks classified information out of Adam Schiff’s committee,” Gowdy said, reacting to the recent intelligence briefing on Russia's alleged election interference efforts to help President Donald Trump in 2020.
"What the intelligence committee needs to give some thought to is [to] stop briefing someone who has a history and is an epidemic leaker.”
“Quit briefing him,” Gowdy said.
Despite reports from outlets like CNN, there is no evidence suggesting Russia is making a specific "play" to boost President Trump's reelection bid, a U.S. intelligence official told Fox.
According to one source, top U.S. election official Shelby Pierson may have overstated intelligence regarding the issue when speaking to the House Intelligence Committee.
U.S. intelligence officials testified in public that Russians have been using "information warfare" ahead of the election.
Democrats pressed Pierson on whether Russia was trying to help Trump, but there was no accurate context on her response
The media frenzy stoking the alleged Russian intervention gripped the 2020 presidential race following an unverified report by The New York Times and CNN that Russia wanted to help Trump.
Old videos have emerged that completely shatter the credibility of #AdamSchiff (D-CA) and former National Security Advisor #JohnBolton, raising serious doubts about claims made by the pair amid President Donald Trump's Senate #ImpeachmentTrial.— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) January 30, 2020
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Last week, MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell responded to the report that Trump was infuriated after intelligence officials informed House members that Russia was trying to get the president re-elected, saying he was a 'Russian operative.'
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also reacted to the report, saying members should condemn any efforts to undermine the intelligence community.
"American voters should decide American elections — not Vladimir Putin. All Members of Congress should condemn the president’s reported efforts to dismiss threats to the integrity of our democracy & to politicize our intel community."
Gowdy noted that Robert Mueller spent more than two years investigating Trump-Russia collusion, which uncovered zero evidence.
"It took two minutes this time for us to find out there was no evidence," the former congressman said.