Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) was just hit with a corruption scandal. He never expected to be found out, and DC has been rocked by the news. He can’t escape the truth.
President Trump defended his decision not to inform Schiff about the raid against ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. “Adam Schiff is the biggest leaker in Washington,” said Trump. “You know that. I know that. We all know that.”
Schiff, who chairs the powerful House Intelligence Committee, felt entitled to this information beforehand — even though he can’t be trusted to keep it under wraps. And that’s why he wasn’t notified in the first place.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi also complained. “The House must be briefed on this raid, which the Russians but not top Congressional Leadership were notified of in advance,” she claimed in a statement.
But it is exactly this teaming up between Pelosi and Schiff that has the Trump Administration concerned about leaks. The political opportunism displayed by these two Democrats, in particular, is problematic.
Furthermore, when it comes to national security, it can be dangerous. Trump exposed Schiff for his willingness to do anything for his party’s political agenda, even if that means breaking confidentiality.
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