After Trump accused Adam Schiff of being the leaker of the Sanders/Russia briefing, Chairman Schiff destroyed Trump.
Trump told reporters, “I have not been briefed on that at all. Nobody told me about it. They leaked it — Adam Schiff and his group, they leaked it to the papers as usual. They ought to investigate Adam Schiff for leaking that information. He should not be leaking information out of intelligence. They ought to investigate Adam Schiff.”
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Schiff responded on Twitter:
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. https://t.co/WlMDaz8stF
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) February 23, 2020
Chairman Schiff was correct. Trump is floating a false claim distraction. The President is doing everything that he can think of to take attention away from the fact that Russians interfered for him in 2016. He tried to get Ukraine to interfere and help in 2019, and the Russians are interfering for Trump in 2020.
Trump’s call for an investigation into Schiff is another attempt by the president to pass the blame for his own behavior on to his opponents.
Nobody is fooled the real criminal who is soliciting election interference from Russia is Donald Trump.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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