On Tuesday, former Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy said that top intelligence officials should stop giving high level briefings to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff because the congressman is “a leaker.”
Gowdy: ‘No one is above the law, apparently except whoever leaks classified information out of Adam Schiff’s committee’
“No one is above the law, apparently except whoever leaks classified information out of Adam Schiff’s committee,” Gowdy told Fox News’ Sean Hannity, in response to a recent briefing on Russia’s alleged interference in the 2020 presidential election to help Donald Trump.
Adam Schiff is not to be trusted. WE all know that…time for our intelligence officials don't seem to get it.https://t.co/4OeEVHce37
— Orlando Herrera (@OrlandoMH3) February 25, 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,” Gowdy continued. “Quit briefing him.”
Despite many media reports who continue to propagate this narrative, there is no evidence that Russia is actually trying to increase President Trump’s chances in 2020, a U.S. intelligence official said Sunday on Fox News.
False or Exaggerated Intelligence?
A source told Fox News that Shelby Pierson, a top U.S. election who briefed Congress on Russian election interference efforts, may have overstated Russia’s potential activity when speaking to the House Intelligence Committee earlier this month.
U.S. intelligence officials have testified publicly that the Russians have been using “information warfare” ahead of the election. According to Fox News, the outlet was told Democrats asked Pierson if Russia was trying to help Trump, but a clear answer was never given.
Trey Gowdy: Intel Officials Should Stop Briefing 'Leaker' Adam Schiff https://t.co/KITNo3RBrS
— BritCapitalist (@BritCapitalist) February 25, 2020
There is Still No Evidence of Trump-Russia Collusion
This information, or lack of, comes as many wonder if Russia is trying to intervene in the 2020 presidential election after an unverified report by The New York Times and CNN suggested that the former Soviet Union was seeking to help Trump. CNN has since walked back their report.
Gowdy noted that Robert Mueller spent over two years investigating alleged Trump-Russia collusion, yet after all that time failed to failed to find sufficient evidence.
“It took two minutes this time for us to find out there was no evidence,” Gowdy told Hannity.