Trump Concerned About Sharing Intel With Dems Because of 'Corrupt’ Adam Schiff
President calls out Democrats for leaking intelligence to media
President Donald Trump voiced concerns about sharing intelligence with Democratic because of “crooked, corrupt” lawmakers like California Rep. Adam Schiff.
The President was speaking about why he held back information from democrats on recent strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani.
“Can you imagine they want us to come up and speak to crooked, corrupt politician Adam Schiff? ‘Oh, Adam, we have somebody we have been trying to get for a long time," Trump told Fox News.
"We have a shot at him right now. Can we meet to get your approval, Adam Schiff?" he added.
"Well, let’s do it in a couple of days.’ Oh, okay, it doesn’t work that way.”
Trump said during his Ohio rally on Thursday that Democrats cannot be trusted to share intelligence because they “call up the fake news” and share the information.
Trump implied during the interview that Democrats leak intelligence to friendly media.
“They leak. Anything we give will be leaked immediately,” he told, “The Ingraham Angle.”
Ingraham asked Trump why the national security briefing offered to Congress failed to impress House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Republican Utah Sen. Mike Lee.
“He is a great supporter and a friend that called me a little while ago. He said I wanted to get more information. Look, I have also had calls from the senators, congressmen who said it was the single best briefing … they ever had.”
Lee left the briefing in a rage, telling reporters:
“What I found so distressing about that briefing was that one of the messages we received from the briefers was, ‘Do not debate.
Do not discuss the issue of the appropriateness of further military intervention against Iran. And then if you do, you’ll be emboldening Iran.’”
Earlier this month, Schiff and Pelosi blasted Trump for not 'consulting' them before the strike against Qassem Soleimani
Pelosi said in a statement following the strike:
“Tonight’s airstrike risks provoking further dangerous escalation of violence."
“America — and the world — cannot afford to have tensions escalate to the point of no return.”
“The full Congress must be immediately briefed on this serious situation and on the next steps under consideration by the Administration, including the significant escalation of the deployment of additional troops to the region,” she said.