President Trump on Sunday made a veiled threat toward House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff, claiming without evidence that the California Democrat had leaked information from a classified briefing in which a senior U.S. intelligence official told lawmakers that Russia wants to see Trump reelected.
I wouldn’t call it “veiled,” though.
Somebody please tell incompetent (thanks for my high poll numbers) & corrupt politician Adam “Shifty” Schiff to stop leaking Classified information or, even worse, made up information, to the Fake News Media. Someday he will be caught, & that will be a very unpleasant experience! [Trump tweet]
Of course, it was the Republicans on the intelligence committee who couldn’t wait to run to the White House to tell Trump all about the briefing — not that they were concerned about Russian interference, just upset that the Democrats had learned about it. Schiff, naturally, wasn’t having it.
Nice deflection, Mr. President. But your false claims fool no one.
You welcomed Russian help in 2016, tried to coerce Ukraine’s help in 2019, and won’t protect our elections in 2020.
Now you fired your intel chief for briefing Congress about it.
You’ve betrayed America. Again. [Schiff tweet]
In addition, the WaPo story reports that Chris Wallace has, again, committed journalism: